‘The Bold and the Beautiful’ (B&B) spoilers say that actor Matthew Atkinson (Thomas Forrester) is thinking the same thing that many B&B fans have been thinking for quite some time now: where is Thomas’ mother Taylor Hayes (Hunter Tylo) and why hasn’t she come back to help her son, especially now that he’s about to enter what looks like a dark chapter of mental illness and despair? Here’s what you need to know.
Speaking to TV Line in a new interview, Matthew said that while it might look like Thomas’ obsession with a doll that looks like Hope Logan (Annika Noelle) might seem like a fetish, that’s not the case at all. Instead, he’s dealing with a much deeper mental health issue that would be best addressed by his on-screen mother, Taylor Hayes (Hunter Tylo). The only problem, of course, is that Taylor is no where to be seen.
‘The Bold and The Beautiful’ Spoilers: Even Matthew Atkinson Agrees That Thomas Needs His Mother Taylor Back
Matthew agrees that this storyline is definitely begging for Thomas’ psychiatrist mother Taylor to return. He says, “When I first came onto the show, Taylor (Hunter Tylo) was there. I 100% agree that now would be the perfect time for Taylor to come back into her son’s life. He’s fallen off a cliff and fallen into what could have been a vat of acid. There are times she could have come back [before], but there are logistics in making that happen. You have to find a way to make it work.”
Matthew also points out that the soap is doing a mental health awareness storyline for a good reason, and that’s because there are so many people dealing with it right now, especially with the Covid-19 pandemic, job losses, lockdowns, and overall instability the country is dealing with right now. He explained, “So many people this year are struggling with things they may never have thought they’d be dealing with. It’s certainly not an easy conversation, and opening the discussion up is a good thing. Thomas is and always has been this tortured artist — even more so in the last couple of years. He’s gone down some horrible paths. You’re getting to see a different side to Thomas.”
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