by Jim Halterman | May 4, 2015 at 9:09 AM
Last week, the new reality series, “Queens of Drama,” kicked off with six soap stars joining forces to create a female-run production company in hopes of revitalizing the soap genre and some too-quiet careers.
Front and center is Donna Mills, the still-striking actress who is probably best known for playing Abby Cunningham Ewing Sumner on the long-running nighttime soap, “Knots Landing.” However, Mills is busy as ever with a role as conniving Madeline Reeves on ABC’s daytime sudser, “General Hospital.”
What does Mills have to teach these other ladies (Vanessa Marcil, Lindsay Hartley, Crystal Hunt, Chrystee Pharris) with the help of her friend, Hunter Tylo? Plenty! In fact, a lot of the conflict in the show is Mills’ ability to steer the ship and take charge…before anyone asks her to do so.
I caught up with the actress recently to talk about her first step into reality TV, whether her two on-screen personas would be friends or rivals and, of course, if she’s aware she has quite the legion of gay fans.