Sarah Michelle Gellar has admitted that she would be tempted to star in a Buffy the Vampire Slayer movie.

The actress also told E! Online that, although it was unlikely for the much-loved Joss Whedon fantasy series to make it back to the big screen, she would jump at it if the script was up to scratch.

“Joss and I always talk about [a movie],” she said. “But the thing with Buffy is that Buffy was a movie, and it ultimately didn't work as a film.

“And I mean, we had such miles to overcome when we were trying to do a TV show based on a movie. And one of the reasons is that the story works better over time. If there was ever the right story, we would do it."

Buffy the Vampire Slayer was originally a 1992 movie starring Kristy Swanson in the title role. Joss Whedon then adapted it into the hit TV show that ran for seven seasons from 1997 to 2003.

Plans for a movie remake were announced in November 2011, before writer Whit Anderson quit the project, leaving it in limbo.

Meanwhile, Sarah Michelle Gellar will star opposite Robin Williams in the upcoming CBS comedy The Crazy Ones, which is due in September.