Former Soap Opera Stars Bring A New Spin To Reality TV

Creating a soap opera is harder than people think, and many shows debut only to flop within the first season. Nobody knows the hardships of writing scripts, choosing actors, originating diverse characters, and all the things in between that make a great soap opera better than the actors that play those important roles. A new series Queens of Drama is a reality TV show on the POP network that takes its viewers and plants them directly in the creative process of forming a successful show.

The ladies of Queens of Drama include big names in the soap opera world like Lindsey Hartley, Vanessa Marcil, and Crystal Hunt. These leading ladies hope to return to television by pitching, producing, and starring in their own soap opera they’ve created from the ground up. The first season follows them both behind and in front of the cameras as they work through the drama brought on by their soft scripted characters. . All the featured women in this new reality series have had multiple roles in many widely known TV shows and soaps, and they’re determined to take their careers back and create something they can all be proud of.

The show itself isn’t exactly “reality”, its partially scripted and the women are playing over characterized versions of themselves which creates a handful of drama from the get go. Hunt’s play on herself is the traditional starlet diva full of negative comments but plays it off as helpful criticism. She specifically targets Hartley even though she blatantly denies it. In the first episode Donna Mills instantly takes the role of ‘leader’ within the group, and many of the girls are not happy with her electing herself to power.

Hunt’s long standing career began after spending her adolescent years performing in beauty pageants. She began starring in commercials as a teen, and even landed a role alongside famous boy-band Nsync in an anti-drug commercial. After paying her dues in commercials she landed the role of Lizzie Spaulding in the hit drama series ‘The Guiding Light’. Her role as the troubled daughter of Philip and Beth Raines earned her a Daytime Emmy Nomination in 2005 for Outstanding Young Actress in a Drama Series.

Afterwards Hunt began her role as Stacy Morasco on ABC’s forty-year running soap opera ‘One Life to Live’ from 2009-2010. Morasco’s character, thought only appearing for a short time, left a long-standing mark on all the main characters after her death. Hunt has appeared twice on the silver screen, once in 2005 in The Derby Stallion and again in 2007 in Sydney White where she co-stared with Amanda Bynes. Queens of Drama is Hunt’s latest return to television after her debut as a producer in 2014.  Crystal is known for Instagram posting tons of cool behind the scenes footage.  To a lesser extent, a lot of the same can be found on Crystal Hunt‘s facebook page as well.