Have you ever had a great idea, wanted to try something new or had something you believed in-but the world said you couldn’t do it or it won’t work? Ever struggled with uncertainty or self doubt?? Well so did 3x Emmy winning talent Crystal Chappell.
Crystal is a powerhouse actress you’ve seen on Days Of Our Lives. She was Dr. Carly Manning - 1 part of the super couple Bo and Carly. She was also on Guiding Light as Olivia Spencer, trailblazing as one of daytimes first lesbian characters with a ground breaking storyline featuring a same sex love story with Jessica Leccia’s character Natalia Rivera —also lovingly nicknamed Otalia.
At a time when web series and streaming weren’t terms anyone knew about or understood. Crystal wanted to bring a whole Daytime series onto the web. Bringing ANY show onto the web was unheard of-let alone a traditional soap . It simply hadn't been done before. Also, creating a series from scratch and taking it all the way to fruition was not something Crystal had done before.
Crystal was faced doubters and some who would even try and take her down. On top of that she had a long list of challenges —everything from learning the legal procedures of putting a show together, technical know how to the endless challenges and rules of production--all the while she was a full time actress. These are staggering mountains to climb but she believed in her concept so much she took it on. What became of her vision was a digital series called Venice, in which she created, wrote, produced and end up taking multiple awards like the prestigious Emmy.
Today, our conversation takes us beyond the daytime arena, and you'll hear some of the herculean challenges that Crystal faced. She will share how she created new pathways not only for herself but for an entire genre. And she talks about some of the moments that made her realize her body of work had transcended into something impactful and life changing for others.
Listen in and you’ll be inspired and empowered by what Crystal has accomplished but also how you can also take on new challenges and overcome the doubters.
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