Former Soap Stars Join Forces in Queens of Drama

POP aired a scripted reality series that follows former soap stars as they create a new television drama using their combined knowledge experience and talent. The reality series Queens of Drama follows their journey from idea to script to the chance to air a pilot. The show stars Crystal Hunt, Vanessa Marcil, Chrystee Pharris, Hunter Tylo, Lindsay Hartley and Donna Mills. The first season aired last year in April 2015. It has been renewed for a second season and will star two new yet familiar soap stars, Renee Elise Goldsberry and Bree Williamson.

Crystal Hunt plays herself on the scripted reality show. According to Hunt in an interview, the television show is fictional with bits of reality, and the stars are playing a more dramatized versions of themselves. Her character is the youngest of the bunch, which has been a source of an argument with character Lindsay Hartley. Her inner circle rivalry adds a fiery dynamic to the show. Even with the tension, her skills and persistency are put to the task as she and her fellow former soap stars try to bring a new soap drama to the television screens. Queens of Drama will return for a second season and Hunt will still be a part of the cast.

Her first steps towards stardom began in Clearwater, Florida, where she was born and raised, and started her life long love with photography. During her youth, she participated in beauty pageants. Her early career consisted of advertisements. In one of those advertisement gigs, she starred along side the group NSYNC. In 2005, she gained her first role as Jill Overton in the movie The Derby Stallion, which starred Zac Efron. Two years later, she landed a role in the movie Syndney White as Demetria “Dinky” Rosemead Hodgekiss.

Her roles on two popular daytime soap operas gained her recognition and lead to her success. She had a regular role on the long-running Guiding Light from 2003 to 2006. She played Lizzy Spaulding and was nominated for an Emmy for Outstanding Younger Actress in a Drama Series and . She later starred in One Life to Live between 2009 and 2010, then returned to the role for a final appearance in 2012. She’s currently a producer. Her first credit in this role behind the camera is Talbot County, a film she co-produced with her friend and fellow actress, Dania Ramirez. Following her daytime drama work, she starred in several films, including 23 Blast and Magic Mike XXL which marked a huge opportunity for Crystal.