SDCC 2011: Sarah Michelle Gellar Heads Up ‘Ringer’ Panel


Sarah Michelle GellarThe ’90s favorite, Sarah Michelle Gellar, returns to TV in the plot-is-so-crazy-it-has-to-be-awesome new series Ringer. Gellar will innovate her own system of witness protection after watching a murder take place: she happens to have an affluent twin sister into whose lifestyle Gellar’s character will attempt (against unexpected odds) to assimilate. The sneak peek for the CW thriller hit Comic-Con this Thursday. Stars like Gellar, Fantastic Four’s Ioan Gruffudd, LOST’s Nestor Carbonell and Life Unexpected’s Kristoffer Polaha as well as Executive Producer Pam Veasey and Co-Executive Producers Nicole Snydar and Eric Charmelo were on hand to take us through the new show. Of course, being that Gellar is the former Buffy, the vampire slayer couldn’t help but creep into the conversation…

Here are our favorite quotes from the panel:

“If I dressed up as Buffy for Comic Con, you guys would tell me I was a lame version of Buffy. She doesn’t look real. I want to dress up as a Real Housewife of Beverly Hills.” -Sarah Michelle Gellar (via ScreenRant)

“I’m not trying to re-create Buffy and I’m not trying to top it. I’m trying to do something that the fans, who have been so good to me, will love…I’m a television watcher and this is the kind of show that I would watch.” -Sarah Michelle Gellar (via The Hollywood Reporter)

“Michelle Trachtenberg is angling for a guest spot, I think. She’s been hanging around an awful lot.” -Sarah Michelle Gellar (via E!)

“The fact I got to wear contemporary clothes.” -Ian Gruffudd on not having to dress like Horatio Hornblower for Ringer

“We’ll just add a lot more hip music.” -Writer/Producer about switching to the CW (both via Jennifer Abella)

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Image via E!

Ringer premieres this fall on the CW. Be sure to tune in then to see the former Buffy star’s triumphant return to ridiculously addicting television.