Former 'Guiding Light' Actress Dishes Out On Her Upcoming Ventures
Former 'Guiding Light' Actress Dishes Out On Her Upcoming Ventures
Kris De Leon
Kris De Leon
Staff Writer, BuddyTV
Guiding Light has opened a lot of doors for Crystal Hunt, who is most famous for her role as Lizzie Spaulding, the troubled daughter of the long-suffering supercouple, Phillip Spaulding and Beth Raines Spaulding on the long-running soap.  Now, the 22-year-old actress, who starred on the soap from February 2003 until January 2006, has a full plate to look forward to, including her upcoming movie, her pet boutique and her own clothing line.

At present, Hunt is preoccupied with filming the thriller movie entitled Brooklyn to Manhattan in which she plays a rich girl named Hannah who gets caught up the world of drugs.

“It was great!  I played this Upper East Sider high-school student.  She's kind of the Barbie doll and the sheltered little girl, and yet she's a pill-popper.  It's kind of funny because it's totally opposite of me or anything I've ever played,” she told Soap Opera Digest.  “[It was] definitely [challenging] because it's something new, and it's exciting to do something you've never done before.”

Brooklyn to Manhattan, which is slated to hit the theaters in 2008, is just one of projects Hunt has acquired after leaving Guiding Light.  She has also been cast in the comedy Sydney White, and the Disney hit sensation, High School Musical 3.  Despite her promising movie career, she isn't closing her doors on soaps, which primarily catapulted her to stardom.

“I would never say no to that. It was a great experience in my life and I thank them so much for the experience they gave me and the knowledge I learned from it,” she said.

Aside from learning a lot from Guiding Light, Hunt has also been inspired by her soap opera gig to come up with a pet store and her own clothing line as well.  She also has a bakery which sells ice cream for people and pets.

“I've been working a lot on my high-end pet boutique in Florida [My Pet's Dream]. I started doing it this year…and my clothing line is Roxy Hunt Couture.  Well, Roxy Hunt Couture came about when I was on [Guiding Light].  Roxy [her dog] was wearing outfits on the show and everybody wanted to know where I got the outfits from, so I created the line…and one thing led to another,” she explained.

-Kris De Leon, BuddyTV Staff Columnist
Source: Soap Opera Digest
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