Sarah Michelle Gellar Finally Reveals Her Role on Star Wars Rebels

Friday, 02 October 2015 - 11:41AM
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Star Wars Rebels
Friday, 02 October 2015 - 11:41AM
Sarah Michelle Gellar Finally Reveals Her Role on Star Wars Rebels
Sarah Michelle Gellar has finally revealed her role in the upcoming second season of Star Wars Rebels, and sadly, it's not Princess Leia. She will be playing the Seventh Sister, one of the Inquisitors who hunts down Jedi knights. She will specifically be looking for Ahsoka, the fan favorite character from Clone Wars who returned in the finale of the first season.

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"She believes that Ahsoka is back, and she's trying to track her down," Gellar told Buzzfeed. "As well as the Rebels. And kill them all."
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Gellar will also have a chance to have some fun interaction with her offscreen husband, Freddie Prinze Jr., who voices Kanaan:

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"She definitely plays cat-and-mouse with Kanan," she said.
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We're excited for the character, but this is a little bit of a disappointment, especially since she seemed to be explicitly teasing Princess Leia on social media just a few days ago:



Princess Leia would have been a great opportunity for our favorite female superhero to play another strong female character. But then again, the Seventh Sister looks pretty bad-ass, and we need more female villains just as much as we need more female heroes:

Sarah Michelle Gellar Reveals Star Wars Rebels Role

Representing strong female characters is clearly very important to Gellar, as she reassured fans that she's a huge fan of the Star Wars franchise, partially as a result of the gender equality:

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"Yeah, [of course] I'm a Star Wars fan, I think it hits you on an emotional level. It's good versus evil, and love, and triumph, and equality... You have these great female characters in Hera and Sabine. They have their own stories and their own powers. They're different, they're cool, and they fight for good."
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Star Wars Rebels returns for its second season on October 14 on Disney XD.
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