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.
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.
When Quinn Fuller blew onto the scene on “The Bold and the Beautiful” this summer, neither her portrayer, Rena Sofer, nor the audience had any idea of what they were in for. Since Quinn has been in L.A., she’s dangled someone over a railing, pushed someone off a bridge, tried to impale someone with a sword, locked someone in a steam room and interfered with and manipulated her son Wyatt’s life seven ways to Sunday. And yet, she’s still around and making life miserable for others — and the fans of “B&B” couldn’t be happier. I spoke with Rena recently about her new role, and she can’t wait for fans to see what else Quinn has planned.
Rena Sofer began her acting career as a teenager on Another World playing Joyce Abernathy (who?). She jumped to Loving as Rocky, and then General Hospital as fan fave Lois Cerullo, the role that won her a Daytime Emmy. Many prime-time stints followed, including Seinfeld, Friends, Melrose Place, 24, NCIS and about a million others.
Her personal life has been equally fruitful: Sofer just celebrated her 10th wedding anniversary with Director Sanford Bookstaver. Daughter Avalon is almost 8; daughter Rosabel (with former GH co-star Wally Kurth) is 16.