“Mary Beth Evans on her Final Days,” Soap Opera Weekly, June 2, 1992

  Mary Beth Evans on her Final Days Soap Opera Weekly, June 2, 1992 By Janet Di Lauro The mood was melancholy and emotions ran high on the DAYS OF OUR LIVES set the day six-year veteran Mary Beth Evans taped her final scenes as Kayla Brady Johnson.  The episode airs Monday, May 25. “The part that was really difficult was that I had to work my whole last week on the show,” says Evans. “There were a lot of late days; we were taping Isabella (Staci Greason) and John’s (Drake Hogestyn) wedding.  I knew it was all leading up to my last days.  I had 45 pages [of scripted dialogue].  I had to go to Steven’s grave for the first time and have a big monologue.  I always felt it was horrible that I never went there before.  I had to break up with Shane (Charles Shaughnessy).  At one point, I had to look into Peggy’s (McCay, who plays Caroline) and Frank’s (Parker, who plays Shawn) eyes and tell them how much I loved them and would miss them.,” explains Evans.  “During dress rehearsals, I broke down sobbing.” Rumors of Evans’ exit began in April when officials from the show announced her upcoming departure; then, hours later, the show retraced that statement, claiming negotiations were still on.  Evans explains:  “The whole thing was very complicated.  It was never...

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