There is surprising casting news over at The Bold And The Beautiful. The role of Taylor Hayes has been recast. Krista Allen will take over from soap vet Hunter Tylo. Although Krista will have big shoes to fill, she is no stranger to daytime drama.
The actress previously portrayed Billie Reed on Days Of Our Lives from 1996 to 1999. Allen is expected to begin filming on October 28. She will film her first scenes with Jacqueline MacInnes Wood (Steffy Forrester) and Thorsten Kaye (Ridge Forrester). The actress is expected to be seen onscreen on December 10.
Why Taylor Hayes Was Recast?
According to Entertainment Weekly, the Bold and the Beautiful team reached out to Hunter Tylo to reprise the role. However, they were not successful. Tylo originated the role in 1990, and last appeared in 2019.
During Tylo's run on the show, she spent much of her time battling Brooke Logan (Katherine Kelly Lang) for Ridge Forrester's heart. When Taylor exited the show, they explained her absence by saying she was doing missionary work in another country. In doing so, she missed huge moments in her children's lives, Steffy Forrester and Thomas Forrester (Matthew Atkinson).
Steffy became addicted to pills, had a baby boy (that bears Taylor's last name), and was married. Not to mention Steffy is being targeted by Sheila Carter (Kimberlin Brown) — the same woman who shot Taylor, which resulted in her losing years with her family on the Bold and the Beautiful.
Poor Thomas was pushed off a cliff and nearly died. He recovered from those injuries but required brain surgery further down the road. Bold And The Beautiful fans were baffled by Taylor's absence in those moments. Viewers of the CBS soap were anxious for her return and will finally get their wish.
What Will Taylor Face on Bold and the Beautiful?
Taylor will want to meet her namesake baby Hayes. She may spend time reconnecting with Steffy and Thomas, as well as her other grandchildren.
Taylor will be just as horrified as her daughter if she has a run-in with Sheila. Maybe she will join forces with the Forresters to get rid of sinister Sheila. Would she approve of Thomas"s attraction to Paris Buckingham (Diamond White)? After all, Paris's father did sell her a stolen baby.
Brooke and Ridge have been happy for a minute, so it is time for a shakeup. Perhaps the famous love triangle will heat up. At any rate, there are a few characters that could use a psychiatrist.
It seems like Taylor was the only one in town. There are endless ways she could stir up the drama on Bold and the Beautiful. Check back with Showbiz Army for more news and updates.