3 years ago
Last edited at 12:34AM on 3/18/2011
IowaGalCR is correct. Topher is a fine actor but after 7 years on the show he still didn't socialize much with his cast mates. He started the show when he was 18 or 19? so he'd spent about 1/3 of his life playing Eric Forman. He didn't seem to be having much fun and he was starting to get work on features which he probably found more interesting. Leaving the show probably seemed like a good idea at the time.
The Showbiz Buzz was he turned down the contract out of spite. Ashton Kutcher was enjoying mega movie offers and becoming so popular on the show. The others were also gaining in popularity and playing well together in real life. He was beginning to feel like an extra cog on a show that had starred him.