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Rena Sofer cast on NCIS

by Allison Waldman, posted Oct 31st 2009 8:17AM
Rena_sofer_NBCOne of my favorite actresses is joining the cast of America's most watched drama series. That means about 20 million viewers a week will get to see her in action. The actress is Rena Sofer and she's been cast on NCIS as a hard-nosed, no-nonsense lawyer. The role could be long term or recurring, they're not saying yet.

In fact, they're not giving much away at all. Not even the character's name or when she starts. Thus far, it's hard to see where a lawyer would be needed in the current storylines, so it's likely that there's an arc on the way that will bring her along as a key element.

Rena has a load of primetime experience, having appeared on Heroes, 24, Couples, Blind Justice, Just Shoot Me... but for me she was never better than when she was on General Hospital as Lois Cerullo.

As a tough-talking, Brooklyn native with a heart of gold and plenty of New York attitude, she was superb. She won a Daytime Emmy in 1995 for her performance.

Speaking of soaps, Rena was also on Loving, either right before or at the same time as her new NCIS costar, Michael Weatherly. She played Rocky; he played Cooper.

Hmm... could NCIS be looking to put the two together on screen? Tony taking on the lady lawyer? Sounds very A Few Good Men to me, with Rena in the Demi Moore (another GH graduate) role and Tony in the Tom Cruise part. Does that make Gibbs, Jack Nicholson? Nah... not Jethro.

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new toNCIS and trying to catch up on USA marathon.would someone email answers to some questions.do they ever have any of Gibbs' three wives on ? I know the first one was killed. what happened with Tony and the Dr.was she in on her fathers arms dealing?
what happend to Michael Rivken was he a crooked Mossad? they show the episodes out of order and it is frustrating. I am hooked on the show! napadolly@gmail.com thanks

November 12 2009 at 11:25 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Perhaps, she may be involved in the abby arc this season? Or perhaps she is the friend that recently sent McGee a facebook friend request?

November 08 2009 at 1:39 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

I have to agree with Punk and MD. A beautiful, "hard-nosed, no-nonsense lawyer" tends to be a cliche and used more to stir up drama between the romantic leads rather than adding anything to the show concerning plot. I was not a fan of her in Coupling and I should think that NCIS, unlike NCIS:LA, should be above such tired teen-like ratings tricks at this point -

November 01 2009 at 9:56 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Sorry, but...WHAT? Isn't Rena Sofer second only to Ted McGinley in her show-killing powers? What are the producers thinking?

October 31 2009 at 11:50 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

WTF?? Why? What possible reason do they have for adding someone in the mix - a mix that has worked really really well for quite some time? I realize she is beautiful, but frankly the actresses that play Ziva and Abby can act rings around her. For me, the parts I dislike about NCIS is when Tony is being stupid with some woman - which is all the time. His behavior is often just disgusting and disrespectful. So now we get to watch him with another woman who will think it's cute/charming to be treated like meat - oops sorry for the rant...

October 31 2009 at 11:53 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Having Rena Sofer join the cast of a television show that relies largely on the brilliant chemistry between the characters?

Did wonders for Just Shoot Me, so bring it on! Sofer Curse be damned!

October 31 2009 at 10:16 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
David Gunter

She has eyes to get lost in...goodness...and can you see her and Weatherly in a "get Ziva jealous" storyline,along with her as a lawyer in some arc too.She is really soild and it's good to see her around again.

October 31 2009 at 9:56 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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