The role of Ridge Forrester on The Bold and the Beautiful was originated by Ronn Moss. The role is now being played by Thorsten Kaye. After 25 years on the show, Moss decided to leave the role. In an interview with Soap Opera News in 2019, when asked what prompted him to leave the actor told the website, “a combination of my contract expiring around the same time I was in a car accident that left me injured physically and with a decreased ability to memorized all the dialogue that was expected.

In regards to if he would ever return to the soap world, he said, “I am now playing a new role as John Blackwell on the multiple Emmy winning Amazon Prime series entitled, “The Bay The Series” and enjoying this very much. The way I see it, as far as B&B, that parking spot is filled.