For years, fans of The Bold and the Beautiful have been clamoring for the return of Taylor Hayes, the psychiatrist who fell in love with Ridge Forrester. After actress Hunter Tylo declined CBS's offer to reprise the role, Krista Allen (pictured above right) has been chosen as the new Dr. Taylor Hayes and will make her debut in December. Tylo was born Deborah Jo Hunter in Fort Worth, Texas, daughter of Jo Anne and Morris Jabez Hunter.
She was fired from the role in 1988, because she had a relationship with another cast member, Michael Tylo (whom she married in 1988). In 1984, credited as Deborah Morehart, Tylo appeared in the sorority slasher film The Initiation with future Melrose Place actress Daphne Zúñiga. In 1996, Tylo participated in the primetime soap opera Melrose Place and chose to leave The Bold and the Beautiful to take the role. Spelling argued that Tylo's pregnancy made her unable to play the character, who was supposed to be a sexy seductress.
Tylo originated the role in 1990, with Taylor fighting Katherine Kelly Lang's Brooke Logan for the affections of Ridge Forrester, played by Ronn Moss and later Thorsten Kaye. Since Tylo turned down CBS's offer, it looks like Allen is here to stay. While Taylor was out of the show, the characters talked about her being away on a mission trip, via TVLine. According to Entertainment Weekly, which first reported the news that Allen was taking on the role of Dr. Taylor Hayes from Tylo, “The Bold and the Beautiful contacted Tylo “to reprise the role, but it was unsuccessful. It remains to be seen if there can be a release change again, something common in telenovelas and Tylo makes a return of B&B in the future.
With Tylo not responding to their requests, the show's producers decided to cast for the role. According to Entertainment Weekly, the soap opera did approach Hunter Tylo to reprise the role, but she declined. Fans have been missing important moments in her children's lives spent with their mother without much explanation as to why. Now that Krista Allen has been chosen as Taylor Hayes' replacement on The Bold and the Beautiful, viewers are eager to see how she will bring new life to this beloved character. Will she be able to fill Hunter Tylo's shoes? Only time will tell.