Q& A with RONN MOSS THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL
YOU HAVE to admire Ronn Moss’s staying power. A foundation cast member of The Bold And The
Beautiful, Moss, 59, has been on the job for 24 years and more than 6000 episodes as fashion designer Ridge Forrester.
Q. How’s life?
A. Life is spectacular. I’m enjoying who I am. The show is going well and my music is, too.
Q. What’s your secret to endurance?
A. You have to spend the time working on your health. People don’t realise it. And I don’t just mean looking in the mirror to ensure your hair looks good, I mean maintaining your physical and mental stamina. I work out as much as I can, but also take quiet time when I need to.
Q. How difficult is it to manage work and family?
A. It’s a constant battle to balance. I go through periods where the balance is pretty cool, then suddenly something takes a dive. It ebbs and flows. You have to roll with it. Being able to roll has really helped me through 24 years on the show.
Q. When was the last time you sat down to take stock of your career – to ask yourself if you were still passionate about the show?
A. Within the last year. I want to keep going as long as I can physically do it. It’s fairly taxing at times, but I love it still and would miss it terribly if I stopped.
Q. What is your [ contractual] arrangement with the show?
A. There’s more flexibility now than when I started. We have about 20 weeks off from filming [ each year]. It’s the way we [ the show] save money, keep it at a tolerable level. It never used to be like that. I used to have to film 50 weeks a year. In some ways, it’s more difficult because we have to do more shows in less time.
Q. How do you deal with crazed fans?
A. I take what I do seriously, but I don’t really take myself seriously. I treat people the way they treat me. If they’re kind and courteous, I’m the same. If they get belligerent, I turn into the same thing. I’m not going to take any bulls---from people. But, at the end of the day, the fans are why we’re doing this.