NEW YORK — It turns out you can go home again. Just ask Rena Sofer. She returns to her memorable role as “Lois Cerullo” on the ABC series “General Hospital.”
“At first I think it was really intimidating, what is it going to be like, who am I going to see, there are going to be people there that I haven’t seen in 30 years, I’m going to work with Wally again, I have for 30 years “No longer working with Wally,” she said. “Once I got through a day, half a day, put the nails on, got the voice and got up there and people were kind of enjoying what I was doing, I was fine, I’m fine, and that’s the way it is .” “It’s just been so much fun since then.”
Her character returns to Port Charles because she wants to help her daughter Brook Lynn through the difficult time she is going through after being fired from her job on Deception.
Not everyone is happy to see Lois, although her former husband Ned, aka Eddie Maine, played by Wally Kurth, is expected to appear on screen. Fans will have to wait and see! Sofer was also married to Kurth in real life and they also have a daughter together, just like their on-screen colleagues.
“It was like we never stopped working together!” Sofer said. “Eddie Maine absolutely enjoyed Lois, and I think that was the best part. He enjoyed her so she could just be herself.”
As many familiar faces as Sofer has met, there’s also a whole new generation of “General Hospital” stars, like the one played by her daughter Brook Lynn, Amanda Sutton.
“She’s so much fun and we went out to lunch before I started the show, me, Amanda and Wally. Just to meet and talk and find out what you’ve said about Lois over the years? “How are you?” did you react to your mother and what did she mean to you?” Sofer said.
When it comes to things she misses and wants to bring back, one thing comes to mind: her nails! Lois was known for having exaggerated nails that always matched her outfits. Sofer is excited to bring this art form closer to fans again.
“We found an amazing nail artist, Amber Studer, who sat with me for hours and we went through our entire wardrobe,” she said. “We just wanted to be on the edge of sticky, but still not sticky.”
Despite all this, Sofer is a soap professional with around two decades of experience on “General Hospital” and another popular daytime series. After leaving the world of soaps for the first time, she had guest roles in some of the most famous television series such as “Seinfeld” and “Friends”. Still, there was a big reason Sofer’s heart stayed with soaps, even as he played roles in films and prime-time television.
“It’s a really great place to be a mom,” she said. “I really wanted to be a full-time, stay-at-home mom. And I had a schedule that allowed me to take my daughter to school and pick her up after she was done most of the time. That’s it.” That’s really wonderful.
Starting this week, you can catch Sofer as “Lois” on “General Hospital” on ABC.