The new reality show, Queens of Drama, which debuted on the Pop network this year, has caused a huge splash in the world of reality television. The show follows the lives of 6 former soap opera stars as they write, produce, and pitch a new network television project. The show is one of several attempts at creating a reality television series around the lives of present or former soap opera stars. After the success of the reality show, Dirty Soap, which followed the lives of several soap opera stars including General Hospital’s Kirsten Storms and Kelly Monaco, television executives began to become aware of the market for soap star focused reality shows. Since then, several shows have been produced using this theme, but Queens of Drama has gained enough traction for sustainability.
The reality show follows former soap stars Lindsay Hartley, Crystal Hunt, Vanessa Marcil, Chrystee Harris, and Hunter Tylo, and Donna Mills. Crystal Hunt, who is best known for her roles on Guiding Light and One Life to Live, is revealed to be a sweet and sassy woman with a friendly personality and a easy demeanor. This demeanor is often put to the test by the antics of certain villain-like personalities like Donna Mills, who is shown in the series as a manipulative has-been actress. Crystal Hunt responds to harsh and unfair treatment in a way that is extremely gracious. She does, however, reach her limits with this treatment and, along with her fellow cast mates and friends Chrystee Harris and Lindsay Hartley, begins to confront disturbing behavior on the show. In one instance, TV.com wrote Crystal is involved in a attempt by the women to take credit for the hard work which they have helped to complete. Donna Mills is confronted in this instance about her constant attempts to completely credit herself with the work.
Crystal Hunt may have developed her generally calm demeanor during her childhood, where she spent her childhood participating in children’s beauty pageants. During these pageants Hunt told her Facebook fans she was taught to develop an appropriate stage presence and to be friendly and cordial to her fellow pageant friends. Crystal’s pageant talent was acting, and she went on to develop a prominent acting career, especially in the soap opera industry. Crystal gained a starring role on the hit soap opera, Guiding Light, and later earned a leading role as Stacey Morasco on ABC’s hit soap opera, One Life to Live. Check out her acting reel on YouTube, which showcases elements of Crystal’s entire body of work.