“Katherine is Naughty but Nice!,” GH Magazine, March 1998

Mary Beth Evans Rationalizes Her Character’s Actions: Everything You Wanted to Know About General Hospital, March 1998 Even Mary Beth Evans is surprised by fans reaction to her role as Katherine, devious mistress of Stefan (Stephen Nichols) and conniving businesswoman!  “When I first came to the show as a villain, I thought I would be so terrible at it and such a bad actress, so I put all of your magazine awards (Mary Beth won our Reader’s Poll Award for Best Actress year after year in the late 80s) up on the wall here to remind me that I was good….once!” “I didn’t think I could play a villain because it was so unlike what I had played before.  Then, it became more fun when I came to terms with it and knew I could say shut up to someone.  That was hard in the beginning, but then it became fun.  It was hard in the beginning to be a villain.  I remember one scene when I had to tell Alan (Stuart Damon), who had just found out about her cancer, to shut up in front of the whole Quartermaine family.  I remember saying to the producer, ‘Can’t I just tell him to be quiet?’ He said, ‘No, you’re crazy!  Just say shut up!’ then I said it and it was so liberating and I thought, ‘This is great!’ ...

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