It’s safe to say that GH fans can accredit General Hospital’s Executive Producer, Frank Valentini for the bit of 90s nostalgia going on in Port Charles. It’s always nice to see familiar faces return over the years, bringing a sense of tradition and history.
Recently, General Hospital’s latest casting news shakes things up around Port Charles, especially the Quartermaine family. Earlier this year, word of Sofer’s The Bold And The Beautiful departure, fans immediately began to speculate a GH return. Finally, Rena Sofer returned to General Hospital as Lois Cerullo after nearly three decades.
According to Soap Opera Digest, Sofer explains how Lois’s return came to be. The actress then detailed the events that lead to her GH return. Evidently, this has been in the works since 2021. Rena explained that she was still playing Quinn on The Bold And The Beautiful.
Upon her GH return, Sofer spilled the tea to Soaps In Depth. “Out of nowhere, Frank reached out to me by text asking if I’d be willing to talk to him,” she continued. “I said, ‘Of course.’ The last time I saw Frank was at Courtney Hope (Sally Spectra, The Young And The Restless) and Chad Duell’s (Michael Corinthos, GH) wedding October 2021); we sat with each other and it was really great to see him.
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“He was like, ‘I would love to get you back to GH,’” she continued. “At that time, I was still on The Bold and the Beautiful and I wasn’t even discussing it with him. But with this Eddie Maine story happening, it just really seemed like an absolutely perfect time to have Lois come back for a short amount of time to try to get Eddie to remember that he’s Ned. So Frank reached out to me and asked me if I’d be willing to come back for a short amount of time and I said yes.”
“I’ve played a lot of characters in my career and Lois is probably one of the top three characters I’ve ever played in 37 years of being an actress,” Sofer admitted. “So to be able to go back and do it was unreal.
“It’s just interesting to play her at this age,” she added. “She’s still loud and she’s still mouthy. She was still a lot like me, except with a Brooklyn accent and nails. But also, the story isn’t about me. The story is about Brook Lynn. The story is about Eddie Maine and Ned, so I need to respect that. This is not about me coming back and telling my story; this is about me coming back and supporting the stories that are there with me trying to create the knowledge of who Lois is now, 27 years later. So that is challenging, but also, part of the fun.”
Port Charles feels a little more like when I began watching now that Ned, Eddie, and Lois are together again!
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