Ron Moss, who has portrayed Ridge Forrester on the Bold and the Beautiful since the shows inception in 1987, has opted to leave The Bold and the Beautiful when his contract expires rather than take a cut in salary, according to EW.
Moss is not the first actor to take these measures in the recent past. Rumors circulated for months that Peter Reckell (Bo Brady, Days of our Lives) had prepared fellow cast members for his departure. While Peter’s onscreen wife, Kristian Alfonso (Hope Brady) inked a new contract with Days of our Lives, the status of Peter’s contract remained up in the air.
Moss, however, who is due to film final scenes on August 14, 2012 will likely be gone from out screens sooner, (reportedly mid September) as The Bold and the Beautiful doesn’t film as far ahead as Days of our Lives.
There is no news yet as to Ridge’s exit storyline. Ron Moss and Ridge Forrester fans will likely hope that the exit will leave room for the actor to return sometime in the future.
The bigger question of course is, who will Brooke and Taylor fight over now?