Queens of Drama: A Royal Spectacle

Queens of Drama is a scripted reality series laden with soap opera stars of past and present. The series’ cast boasts such legends as Donna Mills and Joan Collins, as well as familiar faces from daytime TV classics including Guiding Light and The Bold and the Beautiful, as well as primetime drama, Passions. The aptly named Queens of Drama is wrought with drama and intrigue as the all-female cast, save heartthrob Jason-Shane Scott of Starship Troopers 2: Hero of the Federation, work towards the creation and production of a new primetime show in response to the diminishing soap opera genre. As one would expect from both the title and the ladies who grace the cover photo, the creative process is stunted by backstabbing, cat fights, upstaging, and creative differences, all of which are old hat for this feisty cast. Crystal Hunt is one of the half-dozen ladies starring in the show and does her part in stirring the pot.

When the women enlist Donna Mills for her creative genius and extensive experience, some cast members, especially Vanessa Marcil, butt heads over Mills’ clashing concepts and Crystal Hunt makes a relatively benign suggestion to enlist Joan Collins, citing her prior on-stage relationship with Collins’ on Guiding Light. The proposal comes on the heels of her open-minded intimation that it would be beneficial to consider all options during this process. It is only when Collins’ makes a surprise cameo at a meeting of the minds that the ladies realize the close relationship and loyalty Collins shares with queen of the Queens, Donna Mills. Though she manages to fly under the radar throughout a good portion of season one, this introduction into the more private life of Crystal Hunt gives only a glimpse of this star’s portfolio.

Initially on the scene during her four-year stint as Lizzie Spaulding on Guiding Light, Hunt earned an Emmy nomination as a teenager. She went on to even higher profile opportunities with roles in successful films, including the Derby Stallion opposite Zac Efron. Recently, she worked alongside stallions of a different sort in Magic Mike XXL, the sequel to the popular male stripper movie, Magic Mike. On a more demure note, she also worked with Amanda Bynes on Sydney White, a modern spin on the classic fairytale, Snow White. The actress/producer demonstrates her extensive range in skill and genre most recently by producing upcoming horror film, Talbot County with her best friend Dania Ramirez from Devious Maids.

Ironically, in this series chronicling Hunt’s contribution to generate a primetime show, her extensive scope will only prove to add to an already hefty Hollywood resume. Queens of Drama delivers its viewers the drama and insight they have come to love and expect from their beloved actors and actresses, and Hunt doesn’t disappoint.