‘The Bold and the Beautiful’: Krista Allen’s Wig Landed Her Taylor Hayes Role

Excitement is the air at The Bold and the Beautiful, with Krista Allen debuting as Taylor Hayes. News of the show recasting the iconic role sent shockwaves in the soap opera community. Allen knows she has big shoes to fill but is committed to capturing the essence of Taylor. The actor’s one move during the audition process landed her the job.

'The Bold and the Beautiful' actor Krista Allen wearing a blue and white striped blouse; and smiling.
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‘The Bold and the Beautiful’ actor Krista Allen wore a wig to her audition

The chance to play Taylor is a dream come true for Allen. When she got The Bold and the Beautiful audition, she was excited, but there was a small problem. Allen has short hair, and she assumed that would be a deal-breaker. Wanting to wow the producers, Allen altered her look to fit with the character.

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In an interview with Soap Opera Digest, Allen explained her transformation into Taylor. “I ordered a wig off of Amazon. It came the next day, and I cut it myself as best I could to make it look like Taylor. I went through YouTube tutorials learning how to cut curtain bangs, and I had the best time just trying to lock in the look of Taylor as best I could.”

The actor knows she has big shoes to fill

Seeing another actor play Taylor will be a big adjustment for The Bold and the Beautiful fans. Hunter Tylo portrayed the beloved heroine on and off for 29 years, with her last appearance occurring in March 2019. News of Allen replacing Tylo was met with mixed reactions from viewers.

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Most of the responses were positive, with fans welcoming Allen to the show and happy to have Taylor back. However, some people refuse to accept anyone other than Tylo in the role. Allen understands how loyal fans are and says, “nobody can ever replace Hunter Tylo.”

However, Allen is committed to making Taylor her own. “She is a woman of great strength, and that’s what I am prepared to bring to the role,” she told Soap Opera Digest.

What to expect with Taylor Hayes return?

Allen is already filming at The Bold and the Beautiful. The actor reveals a Tridge family reunion with Ridge Forrester (Thorsten Kaye) and Steffy Forrester (Jacqueline MacInnes Wood). Although Taylor’s return will be a happy occasion for Steffy and Ridge, it won’t be for Brooke Logan (Katherine Kelly Lang).

The two women are enemies and will undoubtedly reignite their rivalry. Between a family reunion and a feud, many exciting things are in store for Taylor’s anticipated return. Fans can see Allen make her debut as the adored doctor on Dec. 10.