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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.

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L

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

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Justin Hartley and Renée Elise Goldsberry Receive ‘Critics Choice Award’ TV Nominations

Soap alumni showed up in this year’s television nominations for the 27th annual Critics Choice Awards.   

The awards will be given out on January 9th on a simulcast live that air on both the CW and TBS in the East from 7-10PM.  It will be tape delayed for west coasters.

In the running for the Best Supporting Actor in a Drama Series is This Is Us star, Justin Hartley (Ex- Adam, Y&R and Fox, Passions) for his role as Kevin Pearson, and in the Best Actress in a Comedy Series category, former One Life to Live favorite Renée Elise Goldsberry (Ex-Evangeline) scored for her work on the Peacock streaming series, Girls5eva.

This Is Us also scored for Best Drama Series and a Best Actor in a Drama Series nod for Sterling K. Brown (Randall), as well as his on-screen lady love, Susan Kelechi Brown (Beth), in the Best Supporting Actress in a Drama Series category.

HBO’s Succession led the nominations with 8, followed by Mare of Easttown and Evil with five nods.

You can check out the full list of TV nominees here.

So, happy to hear Justin and Renée scored nominations for their performances? Comment below.

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Ingo Rademacher Speaks Out On His Dismissal From GH Sharing: “I Was Hoping to Play Jax For Another 10 or 25 Years and Unfortunately, That’s Not Going to Happen”

For the first time since he was fired for not adhering to General Hospital’s and Disney/ABC’s Covid-19 vaccine mandate, Ingo Rademacher (Ex-Jax), addressed his exit from the soap opera via an “official video” message on his Instagram account.

Ingo expressed: “I’m sorry that I didn’t put out this video earlier, but this is about thanking you guys, the fans of the show and also the GH crew and cast. I was on the show for 25 years. They were like my family a lot of the people there. I was hoping to play Jax for another 10 or 25 years and unfortunately, that’s not going to happen. I want to thank you guys for sticking with Jax for 25 years and I’m sorry that I’m not there anymore to play Jax, which is still something that I am trying to process  … it’s just kind of crazy.”

Rademacher also took aim at his former co-star, Nancy Lee Grahn (Alexis) for announcing on Twitter that he was no longer on the show, before he had a chance to do so, which he says was a huge disappointment to him given that they worked together for 25 years.

He went on to say how he appreciated all the positive comments from the fans adding, “A lot of you come on there to say that you’re vaccinated but stand for medical freedom, I love hearing that, because I believe it should be a choice.”  Ingo continued to express his view, “I don’t agree with vaccine mandates or corporations ever being able to mandate a vaccine to keep your job.”

The actor closed with another nod to the viewers of GH adding, “Thank you so much for supporting me for 25 years. I will have more news later on, but for now, just wanted to thank all of you amazing fans. Thank you.”

You can watch Rademacher’s full statement via his IG post below.  Then, let us know what you thought of Ingo’s long-awaited exit message in the comment section.

 

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Kristina Wagner Shares She’s Back On Contract at General Hospital

This past week, General Hospital fans were thrilled with the news that longtime fan favorite, Kristina Wagner (Felicia) was on her way back to the soap opera to tape new episodes.  However on Saturday, the actress shared even bigger news.  She is back on contract at the ABC daytime drama series.

Kristina revealed via her Instagram: “I’m pleased to announce I just finished my first work week on contract with General Hospital. The good people there have made it a well oiled machine. I’m so impressed with the way they navigate the Covid protocols. It’s not easy but we’ll worth it. We’ve got some fun storylines coming up. I’ve been thrown in the middle of a current storyline and I think Felicia’s part in it gives it some color. Stay tuned!”

Earlier in the week on Tuesday via Twitter, Kristina expressed: “Tomorrow I head back to work on General Hospital! Lucky me. I couldn’t be more thrilled to be a part of that family once again. Here we go. More to come. Felicia Scorpio rides again.”

Wagner began her GH role as Felicia Cummings, the Aztec princess back in 1984 and has appeared on and off the show since then.

So what storyline do you think Felicia will get thrown into? Will she return to Port Charles to help Maxie (Kirsten Storms)?  Share your thoughts in the comment section below.

 

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