HomeTVDays of Our LivesFrontiers-In LA Magazine Names Crystal Chappell Soap Newsmaker of the Year Jillian Bowe January 2, 2010 Days of Our Lives 14 Comments Frontiers-In LA Magazine in conjunction with On Air On Soaps’ Michael Fairman, has named Days of Our Lives star, Crystal Chappell its Soap Newsmaker of the Year. One of the hardest working actors in soaps, Chappell talks with Fairman on what’s to come on her web series Venice. Going into the New Year for Gina on Venice, what can web fans look forward to? Crystal Chappell: Gina will meet somebody new… Kit Tracy played by Lesli Kay. She is from London and it’s somebody Gina had met before and she takes a shine to her. Then there is Ani, who has met somebody, Lara. But the two of them are still connected, and still coming together and trying to figure out what their relationship is. They have not completely broken things off. Also, you will meet Gina’s father. In the New Year that is what you will be seeing; the reason why Gina has the enormous intimacy issues that she has, and the reason she can’t be with Ani. The part is played brilliantly by Jordan Clarke. Season one should play out through mid- February, and hopefully, when we shoot season two, we can get it out sometime in mid- March. Chappell also gives readers some info on what will happen with her alter ego Carly on DAYS this year. What can we look forward to from Carly in 2010? There is so much that happens in 2010. And that is one of the things I love about this show. You have to watch or you are going to miss it. Eventually, she does get reconnected to a few people… the father of her daughter, and she gets closer to Bo and that takes an interesting turn, and Vivian is still trying to kill her! 14 Responses Toni January 3, 2010 I’m really enjoying Venice the series, it’s really good! Crystal and Galen Gering are playing a very endearing bro and sis combo. I can’t wait to see Jordan Clarke and more of Lesli Kay and the rest of the cast. I’m loving Days, loved Carly in 90s and I’m back because Crystal is back. CONGRATULATIONS CRYSTAL! you deserve it all! Log in to Reply shede80 January 3, 2010 Once again Congrats and Kudo’s Crystal you blew it out last year here’s hoping 2010 on Days and your Venice project continues to be your year!!! Thank you for giving your very best to us the viewers. Log in to Reply Katheryn71 January 3, 2010 Congrats CC! And thank you, Jillian, for a different pic. Log in to Reply mll1206 January 3, 2010 hard to believe that after 20 years in the business as a journeyman soap opera actor, all it took for her to "recognized" and "idolized" is to kiss another woman!!! Wake up Female Soap Actors!! start acting like a lesbian and kissing any woman you can and you too can be popular!!! How long before Carly attempts a lip lock with say Maggie or Nicole!! If they keep Carly as the non-lesbian homewrecker that she is, CC will soon fade back into the woodwork she was in before Ottalia days!! overkill!!! total overkill!! Log in to Reply rocki345 January 3, 2010 Congrats Crystal! Log in to Reply lenafreed January 3, 2010 mil1206 If kissing another woman and "acting like a lesbian" were the reason CC had been recognized then Eden Riegel and Tamara Braun would be way ahead of her. Olivia and Natalia never even got to have one real kiss on Guiding Light. The reason CC was recognized was because for many months the Otalia storyline was so moving and unique and CC’s performance was so real and true to the lives of so many viewers. Then as GL was ending CC continued to reach out to her new fanbase and she was sincere and innovative in bringing some new excitement and recognition to the webseries world. This is why Crystal is "recognized" and "idolized" and I would love to know why this engenders such animus in people like you. Log in to Reply mll1206 January 3, 2010 it is called an opinion! I have never thought that Crystal Chappell was anything more then a supporting actor, sorry but not eveyone jumped on the Ottalia bandwagon, to me it was a total asnine storyline! What is next Victor in Y & R who got Colleen’s heart is going to fall in love with his SIL JT, Colleen former boyfriend??? As for the webseries, sorry not interested! Not just "her" webseries, but any "webseries and to charge for it…what a joke! Sorry not on the Crystal Chappell bandwagon, she is just an actor who kissed another woman. Log in to Reply lenafreed January 4, 2010 Well Mil1206 you are entitled to have hateful opinions but women do fall in love with other women and they don’t need a man’s heart for that to happen. There is no reason soap operas or any other art form should ignore that reality. BTW the whole Otalia Storyline was created by heterosexual women who just happened to recognize that same sex love is part of life and not a bad part either. It’s love and love is good, we could use more of it. The Otalia story was not about two women kissing it was about two women making each other happy, helping each other through hard times, and becoming better people. The reason CC won so many loyal and loving fans is because she respected and understood them. She responded to the letters that poured into her and she was moved by the fans’ tremendous outpouring of love. As for Venice – it is groundbreaking. Because CC has such loyal fans the actors are actually getting paid and a second season is already funded. And that is not a joke! Log in to Reply shede80 January 4, 2010 I see that you are serious hater "mil1206 ", but to no one’s surprise I am sure CC could care less she is the one who got a new job one week after GL’s cancellation and continues to rack up awards and accolades not for playing a lesbian but for being a superb actress. I watched her on Days in the Bo and Carly era and was completely enamored with her then as I have been the past 10 years she spent on GL she is the one making the money not you; to bad people can’t be happy for others. Why don’t you try getting a life perhaps then you will be able to handle others success with class instead of being miserable and jealous. Log in to Reply Toni January 4, 2010 lenafreed do you really want to know what is causing all the animosity with "some" people? …lol, YOU KNOW WHY! the people who read the comment sections knows why…were you ever at the CBS Guiding light forum? does anyone remember the horrible attacks against these beautiful actresses? it is sad but true. Log in to Reply Outspoken January 4, 2010 Congrats CC! I loved her in GL and am very happy for Days now! So what if Mil doesn’t feel the same way CC fans do? She has every right to feel as she does and this being a public board, has every right to voice her opinions. Telling someone to get a life because of that is was neither constructive nor nice! For me it doesn’t make for a very open discussion. Having said that; the woman has accomplished so much and she really is trying to do her fans right. I like Venice, but try to discuss it as a web-series as a non-gay person, just discussing the stories as stories without it being the lesbian threshhold… nothing against that, but I don’t believe that Venice is all about being gay. I love all the characters on Venice so far and am happy that storytelling is hitting the waves in many different directions. Venice isn’t just a gay soap, but one wouldn’t know that reading all the boards and stuff referring to it, which is a shame. Though I am thrilled that the world is FINally opening up to the diversity that makes the world a small place, I truly would like to see this show being discussed on a larger level. Again… JMHO! Having to pay for Venice is a bit of a drag, because there are so many out there who want to watch but can’t for whatever reasons there are, it was said that the show would be free to all, yet if you don’t have the $10, 00 per season, you are closed out. I find that disappointing being there are enough of us who donate just so. It means, if people have no creditability, they don’t need to want to watch. Not very good. Still I have pd my fee and have watched. It isn’t the best web-soap out there but it is good. So, I do have a life, I do feel that CC has done a tremendous job and I do feel that EVERYONE has a right to say what they feel without being burned to a stake. Including those who hit below the belt just because nothing else comes to mind. So, let’s be nice and try to accept that as humans, we can communicate on a respectful level and agree to disagree! Just saying! Log in to Reply timepass January 4, 2010 I am tired of the CC bandwagon! Nothing to do whit what she plays or not, I am just not into her, never was! Just media hipe in my opinion! Log in to Reply Dariclone January 4, 2010 I love Venice too, just wish I could watch it! Log in to Reply YRanger March 15, 2010 hard to believe that after 20 years in the business as a journeyman soap opera actor, all it took for her to "recognized" and "idolized" is to kiss another woman!!! Wake up Female Soap Actors!! start acting like a lesbian and kissing any woman you can and you too can be popular!!! How long before Carly attempts a lip lock with say Maggie or Nicole!! If they keep Carly as the non-lesbian homewrecker that she is, CC will soon fade back into the woodwork she was in before Ottalia days!! overkill!!! total overkill! bla blah…..ha haha aaa….this is too funny to be offended by….i never even knew that CC played a lesbian, neither do most fans….she is a great actress and very genuine without even smooching another gal…now that u mentioned it we cant wait to see the scenes and love her even more …..hahahah Log in to Reply Leave a Reply Cancel Reply You must be logged in to post a comment.