Sarah Michelle Gellar

All My Children will soon end its staggering 41-year run but not before one of its most famous grads drops in to say goodbye. Ringer star Sarah Michelle Gellar, who won a 1995 Daytime Emmy as Kendall Hart, the wicked, sexually audacious daughter of Erica Kane, will return to the ABC soap September 21.

Gellar approached the show herself, specifically asking not to play Kendall since the role is now owned by Alicia Minshew — so instead she's going to play a delusional patient at Pine Valley Hospital who thinks she's Erica's daughter! The first person Gellar's character encounters — and recognizes — is Dr. Maria Santos Grey, played by fellow AMC alum Eva La Rue (CSI: Miami).

Says the soap's exec producer Julie Carruthers: "It was a great pleasure to welcome Sarah back to Pine Valley and especially fun to have her character wink to the audience with fun lines that referenced her previous character."

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