When Ronn Moss chose to leave “The Bold and the Beautiful” after a quarter of a century playing Ridge Forrester, Entertainment Weekly asked him if it was a money issue that prompted his decision. Moss admitted it was a combination of different things. “Yes, [money was] a piece of the whole thing, and it all showed me I need to move forward, not backwards, he said.
Money wasn’t all of it, though. “I’ve been doing this for 25 years. How many shows — how many jobs — last that long,” Moss asked. “I felt that I needed to go in this new direction to give myself the chance to do all the creative things that I haven’t had a chance to do in 25 years, because I’ve dedicated so much of my life to this.”
Moss also made it clear that he held no hard feelings towards the show and was grateful for all it and the fans gave him through more than two decades playing this iconic role. “I am not shunning the 25 years, but I’m embracing it,” he said. “I’m embracing it and being grateful for it and being grateful for them.”