Where Are ‘Guiding Light’ Stars, Crystal Chappell and Jessica Leccia Now?

by Jeremy Spirogis
Nadia Bjorlin, Jessica Leccia and Crystal Chappell

Olivia Spencer (Crystal Chappell) and Natalia Rivera Aitoro (Jessica Leccia) performed a pair on Guiding Light. The fictional couple’s connection began in 2008 and it gained a devoted fanbase. But the place are the cleaning soap opera stars today? Here is what they’ve been as much as currently.

Crystal Chappell and Jessica Leccia performed a pair on ‘Guiding Light’

Olivia and Natalia began out as enemies, then turned mates and ultimately lovers. The fictional couple obtained the nickname Otalia. The stars talked to After Ellen on the time concerning the change between their characters.

“My EP sat me down and told me that they were going to tell a story about two women who grow to depend on and love each other and that there may be some physical contact and how would I feel about that,” Chappell stated. “I thought it was a story that I had never done before on television and as an actress it was exciting to think about, exploring all kinds of love that exist.”

Leccia later stated within the interview, “I didn’t get a lot of details of course, but the idea was to have the relationship shift very gradually. I really loved the idea of building some kind of friendship or relationship or whatever you want to call it from something so unlikely, and to establish a relationship with another woman rather than possibly become some sort of man chaser.”

Chappell and Leccia reunited on ‘Venice the Series’

Nadia Bjorlin, Jessica Leccia and Crystal Chappell
Nadia Bjorlin, Jessica Leccia and Crystal Chappell | Gabe Ginsberg/Getty Images

The actors reunited on Venice the Series. Chappell performed Gina Brogno and Leccia performed Ani Martin. Once once more their characters have been a pair.

Chappell talked about working with Leccia once more with After Ellen. “Oh Jessica is…sometimes I wish I were gay because I would so go out with her, and marry her,” she joked. “She’s just what you see. She’s not only wonderfully talented but she’s just easy and free, loving and funny. I mean, you can’t find anything wrong with her.”

The producer later stated, “From the very beginning, going all the way back to Otalia, we clicked right away. We both just want to do a good job and have a good time, and it’s always been that way. I can’t really explain it. It just is what it is. They say you can’t really make chemistry happen, it just does. I think in particular for two women to have that onscreen is rare. I’m so grateful that I got to do that story with her.”

The present began in 2009 and has reached six seasons. Chappell can also be busy engaged on one other present.

They’re at present on ‘Beacon Hill’

They are nonetheless busy performing. Now Chappell performs Claire Preston on the political dramatic internet collection, Beacon Hill. The forged additionally consists of Alicia Minshew, who was beforehand on All My Children and Katherine Wesley from General Hospital. Leccia can also be within the present taking part in Susan Preston.

It seems like Chappell and Leccia are protecting their fandom robust by persevering with to work collectively.

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