Hit the music Jillian. "Eveyday I'm hustlin', Everyday I'm hustlin', Everyday I'm hustin', Everyday I'm, Everyday I'm." For those of you who don't know, that is music of Rick Ross and it should be Crystal Chappell's theme song these days. On Wednesday, Crystal Chappell and her Venice crew launched Venice The Store, or The V Shop, for the soap public. The store is featured on the web series' website and for a small fee you can own Venice t-shirts, magnets, boxers and even panties. READ MORE
In an interview with TV Guide Canada's Nelson Branco, Crystal Chappell talks about Natalia, not being able to take Otalia to As the World Turns, her return to Days of Our Lives and the rumors she and Deidre Hall didn't get along.
TVG: If it wasn’t for you and Jessica, I doubt I would have watched GL at all this past year. You made the show bearable. I know The Young and the Restless was your first choice post-GL, and they wanted you, but unfortunately they have an abundance of actresses in your age range. I have to admit I was a tad surprised you didn’t parlay your buzz factor and unbelievable talent to the big screen or prime time. READ MORE
CC: It’s not out of the picture at this point! [Laughs] Gary Tomlin is a friend of mine. To be honest with you, DAYS wasn’t even on my radar at that point. But I’m glad I made the decision to join DAYS. I’m so happy to be a part of DAYS and it’s a really comfortable place for me to be at. DAYS has been unbelievably accommodating when it comes to my web series. DAYS is also dark 15 weeks out of the year, so that allows me to do other projects. We’ll see what happens. I feel very lucky these days because there aren’t a lot of parts for women my age. And fun parts, for that matter. And Carly is fun!
I half expect my DVR to stop working any second. I keep rewinding the blink-and-you'll-miss-it ending to Friday's Days of Our Lives over and over again. CARLY'S (Crystal Chappell) BACK BITCHES!!! And not only that, but she's a MURDERESS, and this time for real. Auntie Viv (Louise Sorel) ain't framing her by offing elderly patients at University!
Okay, okay, sure I had read the spoilers and knew Carly would kill Lawrence (Chappell's real life hubby Michael Sabatino), but nothing could have prepared me for actually seeing the once noble Katerina Von Leuschner carving the baddie like a Thanksgiving Turkey! I remember Larry being a mofo—he raped Carly's BFF Jennifer Rose (Melissa Reeves) and "killed" Patch Johnson (Stephen Nichols)— but hell, I thought Carly's love changed him? READ MORE
USTH: During your original stint on DAYS, probably the thing that most fans would remember is that your character was buried alive by Louise Sorel’s character. Can we assume that Carly won’t let bygones be bygones? Do fans have good old-fashioned soap fireworks to look forward to between these two ladies?
CC: Absolutely. Both women are strong, smart, clever and unwilling to back down. So yes, you are going to see a lot of fireworks, and it is like the old-fashioned soaps.
I have some bad news. Danny C is unavailable to work in October. Busy actor! He sends love and regards to Venice. And promises to jump aboard next season!
Fear not fans! Chappell snagged another former co-star from Guiding Light, Jeff Branson! Says Chappell,
We have Jeff Branson! And I cant tell you how happy that beauty, Emmy winner is with us.! Jeff's a friend!