Taylor Hayes is returning to THE BOLD & THE BEAUTIFUL but she’s going to look a little bit different because Krista Allen is the new Taylor! “This is gonna be a fun one!” she tweeted when the news broke. “Very excited to step into this iconic role and be back on daytime after 25 years! OMG, 25 years?” Entertainment Weekly is reporting that the actress will begin filming on Thursday, Oct. 28, and her first episode is scheduled to air on Friday, Dec. 10!
Taylor was previously played by Hunter Tylo, who B&B reportedly contacted to reprise the role but was unsuccessful. She portrayed the psychiatrist from 1990 until 2002 when Taylor was killed off. Of course, she wasn’t really dead and returned for another run from 2004-14. She then made the occasional appearance, with her last bunch of episodes being in 2019 when Thomas returned to Los Angeles.
Allen will be most familiar to daytime audiences for her 1996-99 run as Billie Reed on NBC sudser DAYS OF OUR LIVES. But she has also been on BAYWATCH, WHAT ABOUT BRIAN, and SIGNIFICANT MOTHER as well as making guest appearances in shows like THE X-FILES, FRIENDS, SMALLVILLE, MISTRESSES, CASTLE, and MODERN FAMILY. Allen can also be seen in TV movies like I Almost Married a Serial Killer, The Wrong Stepfather, and Party Mom.
Taylor has resurfaced for the occasional storyline but recently has missed some major events in her children’s lives such as Thomas undergoing brain surgery and Steffy getting married to Finn and having his baby! (Although not necessarily in that order!) With Allen taking over the role, Taylor will finally be returning to the canvas full-time and you can bet that she’s going to have something to say about Sheila’s scheming!
And could this reignite the classic Brooke/Ridge/Taylor triangle? Stay tuned to see what happens next!