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.”
Month: July 2015
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.”
“Great!” replies Sofer with a big smile. “Eighteen years in this business, and I’m finally on the show that everybody’s talking about. Fine! Talk about us! Thank you!”
Like Susan, her character on “Coupling”, Sofer is playful but straight-talking. Independentfi Sure, “but not afraid to get into relationships,” she says, noting with a laugh “I’ve been married twice” — in May she wed director Sanford Bookstaver — “so obviously I’m not afraid of that.”
When Rena Sofer first joined the cast of The Bold and the Beautiful, who knew that her character — Quinn Fuller — would turn out to be someone viewers would love to hate? Quinn, whose son Wyatt [Darin Brooks] is Bill Spencer’s [Don Diamont] illegitimate son, just seemed to be a doting single mother, who also had a talent for designing jewelry.
But now, months into the character, it turns out that Quinn will go to any lengths to make Wyatt happy.
So much so, it isn’t clear if she is just obsessed with her son’s happiness, or possibly a little psycho.