May 11th, 2011
05:31 PM ET
Several cast members of the much-beloved series "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" have weighed in on the upcoming Joss Whedon-less "Buffy" movie, and now Buffy herself, Sarah Michelle Gellar, has made her feelings known.
"It was a movie. It's been made. It stars Kristy Swanson. They don't need to make another one," she said in an interview with CNN on Tuesday. "I think it's a horrible idea! To try to do a 'Buffy' without Joss Whedon? To be incredibly non-eloquent, that's the dumbest idea I've ever heard!"
Gellar is planning to return to series television for the first time since 2003 in a pilot for CBS called "The Ringer."
"I miss television, I do. It took me a while to understand that I missed it," she said. "Eight years is a really long time, especially at my age, being so young and not knowing other things and you realize you miss the familiarity, you miss the crew, you miss - it's almost like summer vacation and seeing your friends after the break."
Gellar went on to say that having a child motivated her to seek the stability of a regular series. It's also motivated her to join with the "Nestle Share the Joy of Reading Program," and to consider possibly writing a children's book in the future.
"It's a tough market to crash," she said. "It's been on my radar for a very long time. I've never fancied myself a writer, so we'll see."
Gellar visited the Los Angeles Public Library's historic Central Library on Tuesday to promote the program, which encourages continued reading over the summer.
"I love books. I'm constantly afraid that we're moving into this digital era where books are going to go away," Gellar says. "To me books are the basis for everything in life. Reading is how we function, it's not just creative imagination and creative play, it's how we function as human beings, as adults, and if you can instill that at a young age that's a skill they have for life."
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