In episode one of Queens of Drama, veteran soap actor Lindsay Hartley comments on the lack of roles for older women, older meaning out of ingénue age range. She is visited by her Passions co-star Chrystee Pharris, who is tired of getting “sidekick” roles, as she has distinct and creative ideas about the types of roles she would like to play.
At a networking party, the two friends meet up with Instagram celeb Crystal Hunt, who rocked the screen in soap roles such as Lizzie Spaulding on Guiding Light and Stacy Morasco in the hit soap opera One Life to Live. In both of these roles she plays a girl who is up to no good, and will do whatever it takes to get what she wants. She does not make a favorable impression on the two “Psssions” stars as she insults Lindsay about her going out for older character roles. This could be the beginning of a beautiful collaboration or the making of “frenemies” for life.
Once General Hospital and Las Vegas star Vanessa Marcil is added to the mix, the conversation takes a more constructive turn, with all of the women agreeing that there is a shortage of quality roles for women and that they have some ideas of the types of roles they would like to play. Vanessa confides that if a project is going to take her away from her child and her farm, it’s going to have to be fun.
After getting an audience with the big queen, Donna Mills, they have a table meeting attended by The Bold and The Beautiful star Hunter Tylo, at the request of Donna Mills, and the group realizes that this project may be more difficult than they thought to get off the ground. Ideas are pitched and squashed and emotions naturally begin to run high.
Not only is the premise interesting, but the characters drive this show with their range of personalities. Although Crystal has done tons of interviews where she refers to them as her friends as she introduces them to Vanessa. They have a common purpose and the strength of talent and experience to make a primetime project happen, the question is if their different styles and personalities will get in the way?
Crystal Hunt has also been on the big screen, in hit movies such as Sydney White, The Derby Stallion, and most recently Magic Mike XXL. She grew up in front of the eyes of soap fans, who are cheering for her and the other daytime drama favorites to succeed. Crystal Hunt has a massive Facebook fan page following, and can be found interacting with her fans online.
There are only four soap operas left on television, and fans of this enthralling genre are excited to see soap actors back in the spotlight.