In Season 2, Emmy-award winning actress Rena Sofer joins the Once Upon a Time cast as Snow White’s mother Queen Eva. I felt so fortunate to chat with Rena prior to the airing of her episode—and her tremendous intelligence, wit, and passion for the acting craft is nothing short of inspirational! In the following interview, Rena discusses the nuances of her character, her unique experiences on the set, and the importance of embracing your full power when it comes to matters of the heart.
Many actresses struggle to maintain a career over decades in Hollywood, but Rena Sofer has defied the Hollywood odds. She’s been on sitcoms, dramas and, of course, soap operas. Her most recent gig has been playing Quinn Forrester for the last four years on The Bold and the Beautiful, which recently marked its 30th anniversary on the air.
“To be a part of a show that is very much also like a family, it’s just a wonderful experience,” the actress, 48, told PEOPLE at The Bold and the Beautiful 30th anniversary party at Clifton’s in downtown Los Angeles.
Rena Sofer always seems to land ethnic roles. As the newest regular on NBC’s “Just Shoot Me,” Sofer plays Vicki Costa, a hairdresser from Brooklyn, whose name is Greek, but whose ethnicity is undefined. It’s reminiscent of her Emmy-award winning role of Lois Cerullo Ashton, the brassy Italian Brooklynite she played for five years on the soap opera “General Hospital.”
Rena Sofer is all about spunk.You might remember her from “General Hospital,” where she played Lois Cerullo, entertainment manager to Miguel Morez (Ricky Martin) – sporting long nails, red lipstick, provocative clothes and a heavy-duty Brooklyn accent.
In her new role on “Just Shoot Me,” Sofer plays Vicki Costa, a hairdresser (who also has a Brooklyn accent) hired to give the fictional magazine Blush a fashion uplift.
“My character is very much the poor version of Carrie on “Sex and the City,” she told The Post. “You’re not going to be staring at her clothes more than you’re going to be staring at her performance, but [they’re] very eclectic and funky.”