Recasting a well-established soap opera character can be a daunting task for both actors and producers, especially if that role is a fan favorite. Daytime drama audiences can fall in love with a character, as well as the actors and actresses that play them, so filling those shoes can be a huge challenge. Sometimes recasts can be an epic fail while other times they can be a huge success. Below are some of the greatest soap opera recasting decisions.
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11. Krista Allen — B&B’s Taylor Hayes
Krista Allen’s portrayal of Dr. Taylor Hayes has been a breath of fresh air. She has a natural chemistry with Ridge portrayer Thorsten Kaye and helped beleaguered viewers get through another love triangle with Brooke and Ridge in 2022. She’s a wonderful addition to the cast, so hopefully Taylor will score a new romance (perhaps with Deacon) sometime in 2023!