It’s coming back—the series TV Guide called “2009’s Best Web Soap”— and BlogTalkRadio is proud to be the home of its official podcast.
Crystal Chappell and Jessica Leccia, who played Olivia and Natalia on The Guiding Light—which CBS axed in 2009 after a record-setting 72-year run—returned to the soap realm last year with Venice the Series, playing same-sex couple Gina and Ani.
Now Crystal—who recently reprised her role as Dr. Carly Manning on NBC’s Days of Our Lives—is readying Season 2 of Venice, which she and Jess dish about on their companion BTR show this week.
And who might be acting as guest host for that hot confab? Why, it’s the ladies’ former TGL co-star, Frank Dicopoulos.
“There’s some beautiful things that happen with Ani in Season 2. But also between Ani and Gina. And I’m really loving that relationship,” says Crystal.
“There’s long, yearning looks from across the room. And Gina finally comes to her senses in some ways. But Ani’s kind of gone down this other road. She’s kind of opened her heart to someone else. So it’s a classic soap triangle,” she continues.
And who might be player three in that triangle? Why, it’s none other than Crystal’s DoOL co-star, Nadia Bjorlin, who plays children’s book author, Lara Miller.
“We have a beautiful—and this is actually the truth, because [Jessica] is working with the lovely Nadia Bjorlin, who’s a dear friend of mine— and Ani and Lara fall in love,” Crystal reveals.
“And there is a beautiful love scene that we wrote, and it’s very tasteful,” she adds, which leads Jessica—who has yet to see one script for Season 2—to exclaim:
“Oh, God—now I’m nervous!”
To hear Crystal Chappell and Jessica’s full interview with Frank, click here.
To read more about Venice The Series, click here.