Category: Shows

Former Soap Stars Take On Queens of Drama

Some of the biggest names in American Soap Operas are taking their talents to the next level in Queens of Drama. Taking their experiences in front of their camera and combining their talents, Vanessa Marcil, Crystal Hunt, Lindsay Hartley, Chrystee Pharris and Hunter Tylo are on a mission to take the television industry by storm. Their mission is simple: get a new, sexy series on television by the end of the season. Donna Mills also stars as an over-the-top version of herself.

The Queens of Drama know how to bring the spice and the sex, though most viewers would expect nothing less from former soap stars. The show’s first season debuted in April 2015 on the Pop Network and ran for 10 episodes. Each installment follows the ladies as they work to bring their ideas to life. With a goal to land a pilot by the end of the season, Marcil, Hunt, Hartley, Pharris and Tylo do it all. Viewers come along as they develop scripts, meet with networks and jump through all of the necessary hoops to bring a new show to television. Though Queens of Drama brings with it some of the cheesy, predictability characteristic of all reality programs, it also provides some interesting insight into the changing face of the soap opera industry. Fans of the delicious roller coaster of the traditional soap will get a kick out this always dramatic, and often hilarious show. Season One wrapped last summer, but will hopefully return later this year with even more drama. Season Two promises soapy goodness as Renee Elise Goldsberry and Bree Williamson join the cast, according to Wikipedia. Keep your eyes peeled for guest appearances by soap opera queen bee, Joan Collins.

Though Marcil, Mills and Collins are the show’s heavy hitters, metacritic reviewers have been saying Crystal Hunt surprises viewers with a spectacular performance. Hunt, like the other ladies on the show, blends some of her breakout soap characters with her own personality to create a fun, fictionalized version of herself. Best known for her roles as the villainess, Hunt brings some of those characteristics to her role on Queens of Drama. As always Hunt brings creativity and a sharp, business savvy to the table, making her an invaluable part of the team. Viewers also get a glimpse of Hunt’s life off screen, especially her role of as a pet boutique owner.

Viewers also loved to hate her as the underhanded Stacy Morasco on One Life to Live. A true character actress, Crystal Hunt continues to make a name for herself. Outside of her work in soap operas, Hunt stole the spotlight as Dinky in the 2007 Snow White-remake, Sydney White. Most recently, she made a splash as Lauren in the summer blockbuster Magic Mike XXL.