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Krista Allen on Becoming B&B’s Taylor: “She is a Woman of Great Strength, and That’s What I am Prepared to Bring to the Role”

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Dr. Taylor Hayes is finally going to be back on The Bold and the Beautiful and on your screens soon, when Krista Allen takes over the part from Hunter Tylo.

As previously announced, Allen (best known to soap fans for her work as a recast Billie Reed on Days of our Lives 1996-1999) will make her B&B debut on the upcoming December 10th episode. She takes over the role from Tylo, who originated the part and played her on and off for decades on the CBS daytime drama series.

Allen spoke with Soap Opera Digest (in their latest issue on newsstands now) about becoming Taylor – all the way from when she stepped into read for the role opposite her on-screen daughter, Jacqueline MacInnes Wood (Steffy), and had ordered a wig off Amazon, and made sure the bangs were cut the right away to emulate the “Taylor”, to watching scenes of Taylor’s last episodes before she left the canvas to prep for taping her first scenes, in order to get caught up on the story and Taylor’s relationships with the other characters.

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Being no stranger to being a recast, having successfully accomplished that on Days of our Lives (see above photo of Krista as Salem’s Billie), and loving the fast pace of daytime, Allen revealed she welcomes the challenge on B&B, and knows she is up for it.

However, Krista knows it takes a team to breathe life into a character before hitting the sound stage and taping her scenes.

She told SOD: “There is a relay race that comes into play when creating a character.  You have casting, the production, hair and make-up, wardrobe. It’s like a baton is being passed through the different departments and the final baton is to go in and win the race and that is passed to me. That’s when I walk on set I am Taylor.”

When expressing how she sees Taylor, who many see as a multi-faceted and often-troubled character, Krista confidently expressed: “She is woman of great strength, and that’s what I am prepared to bring to the role.”

So, are you excited to see Krista take on the role of Taylor Hayes? Comment below.

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Iakovos
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Iakovos

Wondering what the arc will be. Seems there is not much for Taylor to do, but good she can be on canvas for her family. Hope this is not just some short-term stunt perhaps to kill off the character as was done with Beth Logan. I do not want to see more do-si-do with Ridge and Brooke. That endless loop of love should be done now. I wish the Forresters and Logans did something except compliment designs in the office, gossip like eighth graders, or relive past stories/glories. I’d like some real suspense, drama, comedy.

Jimmy
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Jimmy

That’s exactly what’s been missing from the show in recent years, which is why I’m thrilled Sheila and Deacon are back on the canvas to shake things up. The show needs a shot in the arm and I’m glad they’re bringing Taylor back, hopefully to redeem her after the awful writing and character assassination that’s happened to her in recent years. Maybe with a new actress they will take Taylor in a new direction and restore the character.

Richard Danner
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Richard Danner

There is actually ALOT for Taylor to do. She was never really held accountable for shooting Bill in the back so I am sure that will be addressed. We know for sure she will do battle with Brooke, so they will mine that history. Steffy and Thomas need her. And lest we forget that Taylor and Sheila haven’t come face to face since Sheila shot Taylor in 2002. There is ALOT for Taylor to do

Joel
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Joel

She was by far my favourite Billie on DAYS. While I loved Hunter Tylo in the role, I’m excited to see Krista’s version.

Ozette Lee
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Ozette Lee

She’ll do fine as recast Taylor. The character’s absence was glaring. I’m assuming Bell Jr will write for Taylor like there’s no tommorrow…for six months. Then back to the Logan Sisters’ Show. I hope I’m wrong.

Momo
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Momo

I’m looking forward to seeing Taylor back in town. Krista will do a great job.

Ginger Pettiford
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Ginger Pettiford

I hope she becomes diabolical and take down the logans, ridge and bill.

L
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L

Krista good luck ! He destroyed the character on her knees begging Brooke made us all sick! Good luck!

Violet Lemm
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Violet Lemm

Personally, I don’t care for her, nor did I like Hunter Tylo in later years. I liked her early on when she was fighting for her family against Brooke. Most of us resent Brooke for most of the damage she did when she was trying to destroy Ridge’s marriage but we forget, it takes two and he was very willing and wishy washy, going back and forth. His brat of a daughter Steffy is no Saint as far as going after someone else’s man, case in point Liam. She made Hope’s life hell and she has the nerve to tell… Read more »

Lee
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Lee

Get rid of brook. Enough already with her. It’s Taylor and Ridge. I’m done with this show if Ridge takes Brook back.

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‘Passions’ Alum James Hyde to Guest Star on The Young and the Restless

The mysterious back-story of just what Diane Jenkins was up to during her time away from Genoa City is getting another added lift on The Young and the Restless.

Now comes word that former Passions alum, James Hyde is taking on the role of Jeremy Stark, who has shared a connection with Diane in her past.

Look for James to appear in upcoming multiple episodes of the CBS sudser beginning on Friday, October 21st.

Hyde can also be currently be seen in the Netflix series, Monarca, and the upcoming Telemundo series, La Reina Del Sur, which bows on October 18.

Of course, soap fans remember James’ ten year run as Sam Bennett on the defunct NBC daytime drama, Passions.

So, just what will Jeremy and Diane’s past be? Glad to see James back on the soaps? Comment below.

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GH’s Avery Pohl on Esme’s Return: “She’s Using Her Time Wisely and Waiting For The Right Moment to Strike”

Next week, Esme Prince (Avery Pohl) is back lurking around Port Charles.  When viewers last saw Esme, she went over the parapet at Wyndemere during a showdown with Ava (Maura West).

For months, GH fans have been eagerly awaiting to see just how and when Esme would return to get revenge, or find out what she is after.  From the latest issue of Soap Opera Digest on newsstands now, it looks like the wait is over.

In dishing with SOD on her on-screen return, Pohl shared that Esme is, “essentially on the run.”  However, she adds, “Esme is aware of the circumstances she’s put herself in.  She is aware that people are going to to be after her.  She’s not dumb.”

Just what’s in store for Nikolas (Marcus Coloma), Ava, Trina (Tabyana Ali), Spencer (Nicholas Alexander Chavez) and Ryan (Jon Lindstrom) now that Esme is back?

As Esme’s plan begins to reveal itself, Pohl shares: “Before she goes right back into the thick of it, she scopes things out.  She’s using her time wisely and waiting for the right moment to strike.”

So, are you glad that finally Avery Pohl is back on GH as Esme? What do you hope happens next? Who do you think is Esme’s biological mother? Do you want her to get her comeuppance from the Cassadine clan and Trina? Share your thoughts in the comment section below.

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Mishael Morgan Reveals Why She’s Taken ‘A Bit of a Step Back’ From Y&R and Gone on Recurring Status

This past June, we all celebrated the groundbreaking victory of The Young and the Restless‘ Mishael Morgan (Amanda Sinclair) as the first Black actress to ever win in the Lead Actress in a Drama Series category during the 49th annual Daytime Emmy Awards.

In the months that followed, Mishael has not been seen as much on the top-rated CBS daytime drama, plus when fans noticed she was no longer in the opening main credits, it got them wondering just what is Morgan’s status with the show.

Finally today, via video on her Instagram story, Mishael shared some news after finishing her day of taping in Genoa City.

The Emmy-winner revealed she has indeed gone on recurring status with the show: “I just wrapped my last scenes back at Y&R, and I just wanted to let the cat out of the bag a little bit.  A lot of people have noticed that my name is not on the main credits anymore, and I wanted everybody to know that it was my decision.  I decided, actually, back in December, that I wanted to take a bit of a step back from the show.  I just felt like at this point in my life and this point in my career, I wanted to mix things up a little bit. But Y&R will always be home. I have so appreciated this safe place to land that they have given me, so I know that I can be back. They are like family to me, and coming back just reminds me of that.”

Morgan also thanked the loyal viewers and her followers expressing, “I’m so appreciative of you guys, and all the fans who have supported me along this Y&R journey. But I’m still on it, I’m still going to be recurring, so you’ll still catch me in Genoa City.”

The talented star ended with a tease of projects and roles to come, telling her fans to, “Keep looking out for new things.”

So will you miss not seeing Mishael as much on Y&R?  Are you exciting to see what roles and projects she gets involved with next? Are you glad she is still recurring with the show and will continue to make appearances in stories? Comment below.

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