After a long onscreen lull, Casey Moss (JJ) has been handed a poignant and powerful Days of our Lives (DOOL) storyline: a police officer who made a split-second decision to shoot his gun only to realize he made a tragic mistake.
“It’s what I signed up for, and I love it so much,” says Moss, whose JJ shot and severely wounded Theo (Kyler Pettis) after he fled cops. “I’m so glad I was given this story. It’s real, it’s relevant, and that’s what you want to do as an actor. You want to tell stories and you want to be relevant.”
As viewers know, it’s been a while since Moss was on the front burner, and he opens up about why.
“A lot of that was my fault,” admits Moss, candidly. “I went through a, I don’t give a f#@k period… [DAYS] put up with it… They just started slowly decreasing my storyline, decreasing my storyline.”
In retrospect, Moss is thankful to still be part of the show. And, eventually, he saw the light and made changes in his life.
Turning Things Around
“I just started [thinking], Why am I being a spoiled kid?” recounts Moss, who realized he was wasting a golden opportunity as a working actor on television.
“Here I [was] on a show. I booked it in six months. I [was] into the show for 2-1/2, 3 years and I just started f#*king it up. So I stepped my game up and was like, This is what I want to do.”
What inspired the turnaround? “Stopping drinking… no more partying,” shares Moss. “Thank you [to Days] for not letting me go. I was just given a chance.”
A Tragic Twist
Moss has taken that chance and run with it, exploring the psyche of a police officer in the aftermath of a…continue reading on the next page —>