Sarah Michelle Gellar Reveals Her Mysterious New “Star Wars Rebels” Role

It’s not Princess Leia — find out who it is, exclusively on BuzzFeed.

1. Rumors have been flying about who Sarah Michelle Gellar’s going to be voicing on Star Wars Rebels, but now we know for sure.

2. Gellar fueled rumors that she’d be voicing Princess Leia with an Instagram photo last week…

3. But it seems she won’t be joining the Jedi ranks. Her character, the Seventh Sister Inquisitor, is a cunning and crafty villain.


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To track down the rebels and capture the Jedi, she uses any number of tools in her armament, including Mimic Droids, which can imitate anyone and report back to her.

4. The Seventh Sister looks pretty awesome.


5. And Gellar will be having some onscreen fun with her real-life husband, Freddie Prinze Jr., who voices Kanan Jarrus.

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6. “She definitely plays cat-and-mouse with Kanan,” Gellar says.


7. There’s a lot of Gellar herself in the new character.


“They would record my mannerisms — sometimes when I would get into character I would do certain things with my hands, and then a couple weeks later I would see that in the drawing. They sort of reflect and mirror each other.”

8. And she repped for the strong female characters, as only Buffy could.


“They have their own stories and their own powers. They’re different, they’re cool, and they fight for good.”

9. Can we get a Star WarsBuffy crossover now, please?


“I’m now part of the lore and legend of Star Wars — that’s what people dream of.”

10. Check out the Seventh Sister and the rest of the Rebels cast when the second season premieres on Oct. 14.


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