Nearly two weeks ago, Ronn Moss shocked the soap world when EW exclusively reported that the star would leave The Bold and the Beautiful in September. There were rumblings of salary issues, but since the news broke, Moss has kept quiet about exactly why he’s leaving the show he’s called home since its inception, for the past 25 years.
But now EW has yet another exclusive, as Moss sat down with us to chat about exactly his reasoning behind leaving the drama. Was it money? Partially. New opportunities? That factored in, too. Truly, there are many reasons, many of which Moss went into during our interview with him below.
Throughout this transition, however, Moss has been mostly concerned with his fans — those dedicated, rabid soap fans out there — and how they’re reacting to the news, which is why he wanted to talk exclusively to EW, to explain to viewers why he made this choice and what his future will hold. “I just want all of these people — and it sounds altruistic and whatever, but I really, strongly feel it — to be okay with this,” Moss told EW as he sat down for an hour-long chat at the Los Angeles Four Seasons on Aug. 21. “It’s a massive transition for them. They consider me family, and I feel an obligation to be a part of their family.”
Warning: Moss is a talker, so the interview is long, but here’s the (mostly) uncensored version of what he had to say about why he left — and what’s next: