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Rena Sofer on B&B Exit: "I Felt Like I Deserved More"

Rena Sofer

The Bold and the Beautiful's Rena Sofer marks the end of her nine-year run as Quinn Fuller on Monday's episode. And she sat down with Soap Opera Digest's Dishing with Digest podcast to reflect on her decision to depart. 

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Sofer said:

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You want to shine and you want to be the best that that character can be and sometimes that’s the heartbreak that I've always experienced with daytime, is you know you want that character to be something more than kind of what the people who run it see that character as. So I didn’t really want to spend anymore years waiting for me to to get into my son’s [Wyatt, Darin Brooks] love life or accuse Brooke [Katherine Kelly Lang] of being a terrible persona again.

Sofer said her contract expired in May, and she didn't really hear from anyone about that until the last week of shooting before B&B went on hiatus in July. She was asked to stay on in a recurring capacity until they figured out what was next for Quinn. She added:

And I just felt like if my decision wasn’t set at that point, that kind of made it clear, that they just didn't know what to do with Quinn, and I felt like I deserved more than just sitting around until they figured it out. Especially at the end of the whole 'Quarter' story; there was still so much to do, you know. I still wasn’t divorced from Eric [John McCook], and Donna [Jennifer Gareis] was still in the mix of that, and so I just felt like it was time to go. So I told them I was leaving and [showrunner] Brad [Bell] called me and he really wanted me to stay and I really appreciated that he wanted me to stay.

On her final filming day, Sofer was celebrated behind the scenes. She got to thank her co-stars and the crew, noting:

And my great goal at the end of the whole conversation is Lawrence Saint-Victor [Carter] is going to get a dressing room because dressing rooms are by seniority. He's been there longer than I have and he still doesn't have his own dressing room, which I think is wrong, and so that's kind of what I made the last part of my speech about.