Hunter Tylo, the actress who played Taylor on CBS's The Bold and the Beautiful for three decades, has been absent from the show for some time. Fans have been wondering what happened to her, and why she hasn't returned. According to Entertainment Weekly, CBS contacted Tylo to reprise her role, but were unable to convince her to come back. As a result, the show's producers decided to cast for the role instead.
The characters on the show have mentioned that Taylor is away on a mission trip, as reported by TVLine. Her presence has been kept alive by her children Steffy Forrester (Jacqueline MacInnes Wood) and Thomas Forrester (Matthew Atkinson), and there have been occasional references to her memorable rivalry with Brooke Logan (Katherine Kelly Lang) over Ridge. Krista Allen has taken on the role that Tylo played for so long. It appears that Hunter Tylo declined CBS's offer to return to The Bold and the Beautiful.
There has been speculation about her status with the show, and it is worth noting that she was fired from a soap opera in the past. It is unclear why she chose not to return, but fans of the show will be interested to see how Allen does in the role.