Rena Sofer, guest star extraordinaire -- The actress tells us about ''24'' and ''Heroes''

By Dan Snierson
Updated February 02, 2007 at 05:00 AM EST

Rena Sofer, guest star extraordinaire

If you’re like Rena Sofer, you can’t decide which hit drama to watch on Mondays at 9 p.m. The difference: She actually guest-stars on both, as wheelchair-bound Heidi on Heroes and Jack’s sister-in-law, Marilyn, on 24. We pressed her to pick a favorite.

Why She Chooses 24

+ ”It’s less confusing to watch one man save the world than a bunch of people save the world. And you don’t need subtitles.”

+ ”It’s easier on your stomach to see buildings and helicopters explode as opposed to people.”

+ ”You don’t have to invest too much in the future — on 24 at least you know the world gets saved in a day.”

+ ”Unlike Isaac, Jack doesn’t need to do heroin to save the world…except in season 3.”

+ ”You can actually see me walk on 24 as opposed to Heroes, where you only see me sit in a chair.”

Why She Chooses Heroes

+ ”It might take Jack 24 hours to save the world on 24, but Hiro can stop time and save the world in 20 minutes if he wants to.”

+ ”On Heroes, we don’t need nukes to blow up the world — we can use Peter.”

+ ”There’s a slightly better chance of seeing colorful costumes and flying capes on Heroes than on 24.”

+ ”It’s more politically correct to watch minorities save the world on Heroes than destroy the world on 24.”

+ ”’Save the cheerleader, save the world!’ is a cooler phrase than ‘Dammit, Chloe, we’re running out of time!”’