Rumours have been swirling for months about who Sarah Michelle Gellar will play in the second season of Star Wars Rebels, but we now finally have the answer, and it’s a lot different to what many of us were expecting. While there had been speculation that she may show up as a young Princess Leia, the Buffy star will instead be the Seventh Sister Inquisitor.
The importance of the Inquisitor in the new Star Wars trilogy, which kicks off with Star Wars: The Force Awakens later this year is unclear, but it has been rumoured in the past that they may be linked to the Knights of Ren.
Seventh Sister’s aim will be to track down the rebels and capture the Jedi, and she uses any number of tools in her armament to do so, including Mimic Droids, which can imitate anyone and report back to her.
Gellar had this to say about joining the cast of Star Wars Rebels season two when asked about taking on the role of this villain:
“She definitely plays cat-and-mouse with Kanan. 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. I’m now part of the lore and legend of Star Wars — that’s what people dream of.”
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