“Sweetness,” Soap Opera Update, June 13, 1988

  SWEETNESS     —-Mary Beth Evans   !by Rosemary Rossi   Walking into the reception room for the “Days of our Lives” offices, a group of three are gathered around a desk eagerly watching a carefully wrapped package being torn open.”Hi! I’m Mary Beth,” she smiles, ripping the lid off. “I’m just in time for the presents!” “Well yesterday was my birthday. I got quite a few gifts,” she said. “Twenty-seven years. Not really a landmark birthday.” I followed her down a hall, several turns, a couple of “hi’s” to people with clipboards, and into her dressing room. “Quite a few gifts” was putting it mildly! There were perfume bottles, stuffed toys, baby blankets, embroideries and more–all birthday gifts from her loyal following. Mary Beth Evans, who plays Kayla Brady on “Days of our Lives,” oozes vivacity. Casually dressed, she has an air of informal, relaxed self-assurance. Smiling sky-blue eyes illuminate her flawless skin and express her outgoing sense of humor. It has been nearly two years now since Evans joined DOOL. “I feel Kayla has matured quite a bit since the start. I don’t know if I’m just getting comfortable in the part. Although she was always strong-willed, she was still afraid of Patch in the beginning. I think she was a little narrow-minded. Now it feels more like an ‘adult’ situation.” It’s safe to say that...

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