She has played Eve Russell since Passions began in 1999, but in just a few short weeks, her portrayer Tracey Ross and her fans must say goodbye to the good doctor permanently.

For the past nine years, we have seen Eve battle drug and alcohol addiction, Alistair, her sister Liz and her son/daughter Vincent/Valerie. She’s been a prostitute, a jazz singer and a doctor; she’s fallen in and out of love with both TC and Julian; and helped her daughters Whitney and Simone deal with their own love lives.

It’s been a good run, but on August 11th Passions will air for the last time. recently caught up with Ms. Ross and found what how she really feels about the bizarre world of Harmony she called home for almost a decade.

Lori Wilson: You were on Passions since day one. Did you have any idea the show was going to get as wacky as it did when you started?

Tracey Ross: No, I had no idea that Passions was suppose to be “wacky” at all. I didn’t get it until Grace floated out of her bedroom window.

LW: Was there anything that you felt crossed the line or were you up for anything?

TR: I was never crazy about the incest storyline with Whitney and Chad.

LW: What was the most bizarre thing you were asked to do on the show?

TR: I think hanging on to the top of a flying jet was the most bizarre. There was a huge fan blowing wind on me at the same time that I was in a halter that hoisted me up so I could look like I was just barely hanging on. All the water stunts in the tsunami were pretty crazy too. Also, having to sing so many songs on the show took me by surprise. And since I’m not a singer, I was pleasantly surprised by how well the songs turned out.

LW: Which storyline did you enjoy playing out the most?

TR: I loved the Julian and Eve falling back in love storyline. It was so well written and romantic and Ben is such a wonderful actor. It was playing Romeo and Juliet.

LW: Vincent giving birth to his father’s child has certainly been one of the strangest and most dividing storylines among the fans. What did you think of the story and what was it like to play out those scenes?