Originally Posted by JSnyder4
Chapel always was and will be a third tier character at best.
She only gained importance in the series because Roddenberry was sleeping with Majel while cheating on his wife before finally divorcing her after a few years of that. He had already moved on from Nichelle Nichols, but it did get her a placement on the show.
Roddenberry tried to push Majel's studio frowned-upon stardom up a notch by making her more of a focus, and the series suffered for it.
But, it was the bosses' biatch so as an actor you played ball.
I asked in another thread if Gene hit on Gracie Lee Whitney, do you know? Just curious is all.