“GH’s Mary Beth Evans: She Overcame Her Fears,” Soap Opera Magazine, August 29, 1995

By Rosemary Rossi When Mary Beth Evans first joined the cast of GH, she was scared to death of playing the conniving Katherine Crawford….scared to death of being bad…scared that people would think she was being mean. Mary Beth was particularly intimidated about doing scenes with the loonie LUCY, worrying that she was going to get eaten alive by her co-star Lynn Herring.  Now, more than two years later, those fears now have vanished and Mary Beth is totally confident in her role. “I had to face all those fears,” says Mary Beth.  “It’s helped me.  I’ve learned from Katherine. Playing this character has added to my confidence.  I’m much better now at standing up to people and saying how I feel.  Now, those scenes with Lucy are my favorites.” Mary Beth’s confidence rarely fails her now, she says.  “I don’t think there’s anything I can’t do,” she laughs.  “I’m not a big worrier.  I think it bogs you down.  I always think it will work out.  I live in the present, for better or for worse.” Portraying a woman with few scruples is a challenge, Mary Beth admits, because she is so unlike Katherine. “Everything Katherine does is calculated.  Even today, she’s coming into the Outback, and everything in her outfit was picked out especially for a purpose and a response.  That’s how she operates.  It’s all about...

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