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What Happened To Hunter Tylo From The Bold And The Beautiful?

Hunter Tylo made a name for herself as Dr. Taylor Hayes, a compassionate psychiatrist and a true love of Ridge Forrester (Thorsten Kaye) on the CBS soap "The Bold and the Beautiful." The actress has had stints on other soap operas — per IMDb, she portrayed Marina Toscano on "Days of Our Lives" for a year before "B&B" launched and was Robin McCall on ABC's "All My Children" from 1985-1988. However, fans identify her with the vulnerable and yet resilient Taylor, a part she originated in 1990.

Thus, the "B&B" fanbase was stunned when the CBS soap opera brought Taylor back in December of 2021 and replaced Tylo with fellow soap actress Krista Allen (per Entertainment Tonight). Tylo had last portrayed Taylor in 2019, so seeing another woman step into Taylor's pumps proved to be quite the confusing shock for viewers. Where is Hunter Tylo, and why isn't she portraying Taylor on "The Bold and the Beautiful"?

Tylo turned down CBS' offer

Per Entertainment Weekly, CBS apparently reached out to Hunter Tylo to reprise her role as Taylor, but couldn't convince the actress to return. With Tylo being unresponsive to their requests, the show's producers decided to cast around for the role. Since Tylo has rejected CBS' offer, it looks like Allen is here to stay. While Taylor was off the show, characters spoke about her being away on a missionary trip, via TVLine. Her presence was kept alive by her children, Steffy Forrester (Jacqueline MacInnes Wood) and Thomas Forrester (Matthew Atkinson), and her memorable rivalry with Brooke Logan (Katherine Kelly Lang) over Ridge was occasionally referred to.

Krista Allen is perhaps best known to soap fans as another recast character — Billie Reed, whom she portrayed from 1996 to 1999 on "Days of Our Lives." Movie fans might remember her as the lady who ends up on the other end of Jim Carrey's overly-honest overtures during an elevator ride in 1997's "Liar, Liar," while TV watchers might recall her as Jenna Avid from "Baywatch Hawaii." She's also had roles on Fox's "9-1-1," "The X-Files," "Frasier" and "Two and a Half Men."