Hunter Tylo (born Deborah Jo Hunter on July 3, 1962) is an American actress, author, and former model.
She is best known for her role on The Bold and the Beautiful as Taylor Hayes (1990-2002, 2004-14, 2018-19).
What Happened to Hunter Tylo From the Bold and the Beautiful?
Hunter Tylo rose to prominence on the CBS soap “The Bold and the Beautiful” as Dr. Taylor Hayes, a compassionate psychiatrist and the true love of Ridge Forrester (Thorsten Kaye).
The actress portrayed Marina Toscano on “Days of Our Lives” for a year before “B&B” debuted, and Robin McCall on ABC’s “All My Children” from 1985 to 1988. Fans, on the other hand, associate her with the vulnerable yet resilient Taylor, a role she first played in 1990.
Thus, the “B&B” fanbase was taken aback when the CBS soap opera reintroduced Taylor in December 2021, replacing Tylo with fellow soap actress Krista Allen (per Entertainment Tonight).
Tylo last played Taylor in 2019, so seeing another woman step into Taylor’s pumps was a bit of a surprise for viewers. Hunter Tylo, where are you, and why isn’t she playing Taylor on “The Bold and the Beautiful”?
Tylo Turned Down Cbs’ Offer
According to Entertainment Weekly, CBS attempted to recast Hunter Tylo as Taylor but was unable to persuade the actress to return.
Because Tylo was unresponsive to their requests, the show’s producers decided to look elsewhere for a replacement. Since Tylo turned down CBS’ offer, Allen appears to be here to stay.
During Taylor’s absence from the show, characters mentioned her being on a missionary trip.
Her children, Steffy Forrester (Jacqueline MacInnes Wood) and Thomas Forrester (Matthew Atkinson) kept her memory alive, as did her memorable rivalry with Brooke Logan (Katherine Kelly Lang) over Ridge.
Krista Allen is perhaps best known to soap fans as Billie Reed, a recast character she played on “Days of Our Lives” from 1996 to 1999.
Fans of Jim Carrey’s overly-honest overtures during an elevator ride in 1997’s “Liar, Liar” may remember her as Jenna Avid from “Baywatch Hawaii,” while TV viewers may remember her as Jenna Avid from “Baywatch Hawaii.”
She has also appeared in Fox shows such as “9-1-1,” “The X-Files,” “Frasier,” and “Two and a Half Men.”
Frequently Asked Questions
Why Didn’t Hunter Tylo Return to B&b?
Tylo Turned Down Cbs’s Offer.
CBS Attempted to Recast Hunter Tylo as Taylor but Was Unable to Persuade Her to Return. Because Tylo Was Unresponsive to Their Requests, the Show’s Producers Decided to Recast the Role.
Is Hunter Tylo Returning to Bold?
According to a Person Familiar With the Bold and the Beautiful, CBS Executives Were Attempting to Reach an Agreement With Tylo Regarding Her Return. Regrettably, They Were Ineffective.
Who Will Leave the Bold and the Beautiful?
Rena Sofer is Departing
The Emmy Winner Announced in August 2022 That She Was Leaving Stage Left as Quinn After Nine Years of Stirring the Pot.