She didn’t divulge the juicy details until now.
In an interview with Essence.com, the actress revealed being on the show was not necessarily something on her timeline of long-term jobs.
“It was that BET hadn’t decided if they were picking up the show yet or not,” said Ross. “During that time when they didn’t know, I was offered a really amazing pilot for NBC, and BET graciously allowed me to go and do it.”
From there, she said, things kind of got sticky because she was trying to do both.
“Then the timing got complicated and there was a need to move forward. [BET] had to figure out how to deal without me because I wasn’t available. But it’s not because I wanted to leave.”
In fact, she said the show has potential and she “loves” it. If the opportunity presents itself in her life of complication, she could maybe return one day.
Oh, did we tell you the NBC pilot she left “Reed” for was not picked up?