“For Evan’s Sake,” Soap Opera Weekly, January 11, 1994

Enough with the sweetness!  Mary Beth Evans is thrilled to be playing not-so-nice on General Hospital By Kim Margolis Photos by Jonathan Exley If you think longtime DAYS OF OUR LIVES fans were shocked when their “sweet Kayla” turned up on GENERAL HOSPITAL as a manipulative con woman names Katherine Crawford, just imagine the adjustment Mary Beth Evans had to make! After six years as saintly “Sweetness,” the name bestowed on her by her Days husband, Steve Johnson (Stephen Nichols), Evans joined the cast of GH last June, and immediately made a fool of the suddenly vulnerable widowed Scott (Kin Shriner) and went to claw with fellow female conniver Lucy (Lynn Herring).  Katherine also was carrying on a torrid love affair with Damian (Leigh McCloskey), and the viewers saw her in bed, in various states of undress and passion, more frequently than they ever did when she was Kayla. “I was actually terrified of this character,” says Evans, 32.  “They said she was bad and I didn’t believe it.  Then she said, ‘Let’s count the money and make sure we can trust him (Scott).’ It was like ‘Oh, my God.’  I’m loosening up and relaxing now, and it’s making it easier to do my work.  I hope she stays this way for a while.” Evans has a two-year contract, so chances are there will be some form of redemption...

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