When news came that she was leaving THE BOLD & THE BEAUTIFUL, some ABC soap fans immediately wondered if Rena Sofer would return to GENERAL HOSPITAL! The actress announced in August that she was leaving the CBS sudser where she had been playing Quinn Fuller for the past nine years in order to pursue other opportunities. But might one of those opportunities be a return to Port Charles as Lois Cerullo?
“Lois, to this day, is still one of my favorite characters I have ever helped create and play,” Sofer admitted in a recent issue of Soap Opera Digest. “I’ve spoken to GH in the past about stepping back into Lois’ nails but the situation has never worked out.”
Now that she’s no longer on contract with B&B, might Sofer now be free to take back the role she helped create back in 1993? “All the stars would have to be aligned for me to step back into that role,” the actress confided. “But if they did, it would be a very exciting road in my journey moving forward!”
Sofer originated the role of Lois Cerullo back in December 1993 and played the character until October 1997. When Lois returned for a run from June 2004 to March 2005, the role was recast with Lesli Kay, who soap fans also know as AS THE WORLD TURNS’ Molly and B&B’s Felicia.
Lois would certainly have plenty to do if she returned to the canvas right now. Given that she still works in the music industry, she could definitely help Brook Lynn out with her plans for Chase. And although Ned has been pretty happily married to Olivia for some years now, there’s no telling how he would react if his ex-wife showed up in his life again!
While there have been no official announcements from either Sofer or GH about her reprising her fan-favorite role, with soaps you never know what the future might hold. Keep checking back here at SoapsInDepth.com for updates!