Crystal Chappell’s highly-anticipated new web series Beacon Hill will debut on March 5th, and for the first time she talks about the all-star soap project which also stars soap notables: Sarah Brown, Alicia Minshew, Ron Raines, Melissa Archer, John-Paul Lavoisier, Ricky Paull Goldin, Louise Sorel and Tina Sloan among others!
The backdrop of the series is Massachusetts and the world of politics, but there is a lesbian love-story also at the center of it and this time it’s not Chappell who is one of the participants in the romantic love story, but Brown and Minshew! Crystal plays the mother of Alicia Minshew’s, and the daughter of a Senator with a lot of secrets that will unravel during the upcoming episodes!
TV Guide Magazine’s Michael Logan spoke with Chappell about the new series and how she has made a success out of showing more romance, more sex for same-sex couples on soaps on the web! Here is an excerpt below!
Crystal on how it feels to be able to show in more graphic details same-sex love, than once upon a time on Guiding Light during the Otalia days: “You know what? It feels perfectly natural. What was unnatural is what we went through at GL. It felt like such a lie for Olivia and Natalia not to be able to express their love for each other. To try to tell that story without being able to touch or kiss was crazy. So this is just great! When it comes to LGBTQ issues, things are changing, moving forward, but we still have quite a ways to go. I really believe that projects like Venice and Beacon Hill help make a difference. And I love that we don’t have to deal with any censors, no suits in a tower saying that two women can only kiss on the cheek, or that they can’t look at each other for too long because America can’t handle it. And that freedom makes the work much more authentic. This was Sarah Brown’s first girl kiss, which was very exciting for all of us! After we filmed her first kissing scene, we were all going, “Yaaaaay!” And Sarah is an actress who has no fear. She was all about getting that first kiss out of the way, and then there was no stopping her!”
For more on Beacon Hill the Series visit the shows website here! Now, what do you think about what Crystal had to say about the progression and what is being able to be shown on the web with same-sex love stories? Are you intrigued by Beacon Hill? Let us know!