“There’s No Place Like Home,” Soap Opera Update, June 1, 1993

                  During a visit with Mary Beth Evans at home, she discusses where her next daytime home will be —in Salem or Port Charles By Damon Romine Even if you’ve never watched DAYS OF OUR LIVES, you know who Mary Beth Evans is—Kayla Brady Johnson.  During her six years on the show, the actress grew to a stellar form of notoriety as the prettier half of the Patch (Stephen Nichols) and Kayla supercouple. To her fans dismay, Mary Beth left the series a year ago.  “My big plan was to go out and do a bunch of things,” she remembers, “and then I got pregnant the next month.”  The first two times around, Mary Beth worked on DAYS though her pregnancy.  In 1987, with oldest son Danny, the show disguised her with layered clothes and a tent-sized wedding dressing (Kayla was married to Jack then).  For Katie, they were a bit more kind and worked her birth into the storyline as that of baby Stephanie. This time, the actress didn’t have to worry about the show would react to her pregnant state, but she still wanted to work.  Pregnancy definitely limited the types of roles that she could audition for.  She appeared in a Los Angeles stage play and did a couple of episodic guest appearances before calling a time-out.  “I...

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