The Spokesman-Review also reported that Rena Sofer’s return to “General Hospital” was conditional, as she explained, “As soon as we made the deal, I said to the executive producer, ‘You have to bring Ellen Travolta back.’ If you think the fans are going to enjoy me being back, you have to bring this woman back.” Sofer admitted that wanting to work with Travolta again was “selfish,” as she noted, “I haven’t seen her in so long. I missed her. She is the mother of my dreams,” adding that she wished Travolta was her real mother.
Soap Opera Digest published an interview with Travolta on November 22 in which she explained her reaction after she got the call from Sofer. “A few days later, she called me back and said, ‘I told them you were interested.’ I said, ‘Well, good, that’s lovely.'” Considering Sofer is not on contract, Travolta didn’t hold out high hopes for the reprisal, but then was thrilled when the show called her, asking her to return.
Travolta also got the royal treatment, as Sofer insisted she stay with her and her husband Sandy Bookstaver, who cooked fabulous meals for them. When she finally got to the studio, Travolta remarked, “The minute I walked on that set and saw Wally [Kurth, Ned] and one of the stage managers I’d known before, one of the camera people I’d known before, it was like no time had passed.”
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