One Life to Live
The hardest-working soap star on the web is at it again! In a partnership with lesbian-themed book publisher, Bella Books, Crystal Chappell is set to debut her latest web soap, Beacon Hill.
We caught up with Chappell to get all the dish on her latest venture. She also reveals which of her many daytime soap screen partners she misses smooching...
Daytime Confidential: Where did the idea for Beacon Hill come from?
Crystal Chappell: The idea for Beacon Hill came from the ladies at Bella Books. After years in the book distribution business, they decided to break into web series. They contacted Open Book in January of 2013. We loved the script! Formed a partnership and now here we are.
DC: What can you tell us about Claire Preston? What drives her?
CC: Claire is the daughter of a powerful Senator played by Ron Raines. She's lived her life in the public eye, and, of course, her father has very suffocating expectations of her. She lives in her own world drowning her pain in booze, but she also has a secret....a secret that if any one knew, would blow up the political world in Beacon Hill. READ MORE
During the 1990-91 TV season, As The World Turns and Guiding Light veteran John Wesley Shipp starred in the CBS version of The Flash. Two-and-a-half decades later, the actor (who went on to star in Dawson's Creek and One Life to Live) has been cast in a top secret role in The CW's upcoming version of Barry Allen's origin story. READ MORE
Many of our favorite current and former daytime soapers have been keeping busy on the web, and now they have Indie Series Award (ISA) nominations to show for it! Former As The World Turns stars Van Hansis (EastSiders) and Colleen Zenk (Thurston) both received lead acting nods for their work in web dramas, as did All My Children alum Alicia Minshew (Tainted Dreams).
Former Days of Our Lives cuties Jillian Clare (Clutch) and Kyle Lowder (DeVanity) picked up supporting nods, while AMC legend Walt Willey (Thurston), multi-soap vet Gordon Thompson (DeVanity), Melrose Place alum Traci Lords (EastSiders) and Dallas scene stealer Charlene Tilton (DeVanity) were all recognized for their guest spots on web sudsers in 2013. For the complete list of nominees for the 5th Annual ISAs, keep reading! READ MORE
Tyler Perry's The Haves and the Have Nots continues to build ratings momentum. The OWN soap opera scored a record-breaking 3.4 million viewers, which made it the most-watched telecast in the series' history. READ MORE