Everyone knows that things behind the scenes of daytime television can’t be as perfect as they seem. No one knows this better than veteran soap opera stars, and Queens of Drama follows an eclectic assortment of daytime and primetime royalty as they work through personality clashes, production challenges and guest star visits to come up with a scheme that will land them a hit pilot.
This show is multilayered with a nod to soap fans everywhere as it stars veteran soap actress Crystal Hunt as one of the “Queens”, who uses her talent, wit and innocent good looks to make this reality show a must see.
Crystal has definitely earned her place at the royal table as her IMDb credentials show, having been in front of the camera since she was a child, playing the spoiled spitfire Lizzie Spaulding on Guiding Light as well as the misguided stripper Stacy Morasco on One Life to Live. Fans of both daytime dramas enjoyed how Crystal could portray heartfelt emotion in seemingly opposite characters as the heir to the Spaulding fortune and a down and out schemer with her eyes on her sister’s true love. One scenes in particular that left fans gasping was when Stacy plunged through the ice of the Llantano river, and Rex, the object of Stacy’s obsession, had to make the difficult choice to rescue her sibling rival instead. Not to be counted out, she survived to wreck havoc in Llanview before finally exiting the show with a dramatic deathbed scene. The role earned Crystal Hunt a ton of Facebook fans.
Ms. Hunt has also been featured in hit films like Sydney White and Magic Mike XXL. Surrounded by powerhouse actors like Donna Mills, Joan Collins and the still gorgeous Lorenzo Lamas, the dynamics of the show are spot on with the right combination of dramatic situations and comic relief. The versatility of the “Queens” in their former roles shines through as they learn to cooperate and how to get one over on each other when needed.
The show also features another daytime favorite, Lindsay Hartley, who gained daytime acclaim on the supernatural themed soap, Passions, playing Theresa, the lovesick daughter of the Lopez-Fitzgerald family, who pursues her true love Ethan, despite their class differences. Ms. Hartley then went on to other soap and primetime roles.
This series gives the viewer a taste of what goes into making daytime TV, including the bumps and bruises from failed action scenes, technology fails, and at times, overall mayhem.
Due to the fascinating subject matter and the superb chemistry of the lead actors, Queens of Drama provides escapist entertainment while keeping it all so real! Follow Crystal’s Instagram feed for more behind the scenes footage on the show. She’s always posting cool pictures and video from the program.