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Sarah Michelle Gellar: Buffy movie wouldn't work

Sarah Michelle Gellar thinks she's too old to return to Buffy the Vampire Slayer.

The blonde actress portrayed the defender against the undead for six years until the hit TV series ended in 2003.

After popular show Veronica Mars was turned into a film thanks to a Kickstarter campaign, a fundraising platform, fans of Buffy were keen to know whether the same will happen with their favourite programme.

However Sarah, 36, admits it doesn't look likely.

“Buffy was [already] a movie. See, I think people forget that. Buffy was a movie first, and I don’t know if you guys know this, but it didn’t really work!" she told Access Hollywood.

"We spent our whole first year or two apologising for the movie. So, I think it would be an incredibly different pressure... Plus, I’m a little old now. I feel like Buffy would have a wooden stake walker. I’m not quite sure how that would work.”

While Sarah may not take on the iconic role again, she is happy Veronica Mars star Kristen Bell has been given the opportunity to relive her character. The last time Kristen was seen as the titular role was when the show ended in 2007.

“[I’m] so excited for Kristen,” Sarah added. “She worked so hard and she works tirelessly at what she does and I’m incredibly excited for her.”

Sarah has been married to her Scooby-Doo co-star Freddie Prinze Jr. since 2002 and the couple have son Rocky and daughter Charlotte together.

The mom-of-two recently voiced her frustration at how she feels award season in Los Angeles has become shallow. She prefers to attend more deserving events, such as her recent promotion of the Unilever Project Sunlight at the Independent Spirit Awards.

"Initially when they came to me to host their section at the Independent Spirit Awards, I thought it was such an amazing opportunity because [Oscars] weekend in Los Angles has become so superficial," Sarah previously explained to FOX411.

"We now have cameras for manicures, and I think that actors have a lot more to provide than that. So many actors do so much for the world yet we are talking about their dresses and manicures.”

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