“Serial Mom,” Soap Opera Weekly, April 24, 2001

          ON AND OFF-CAMERA, ATWT’S MARY BETH EVANS JUGGLES WORK AND MOTHERHOOD By Tonya Lensch Photographs by Robert Milazzo Daytime vet Mary Beth Evans has played a mom before on Days of Our Lives, her Kayla Brady Johnson was the embodiment of a loving mother to her daughter, Stephanie—though more recently, as General Hospital’s Katherine Bell, she hardly got to play the maternal type (bedding a guy who was almost young enough to be her son was more Katherine’s style!) With her latest character, As the World Turns’ Sierra Montgomery, Evans has reverted with ease to the kind of mother about whom Hallmark writes poetry—and there’s a very good reason why.  Just as family relationships are the cornerstone of life in Oakdale, so it is in the off-camera life Evans shares with her husband and their three children. “Sierra’s very sincere about her relationship with Bryant,” Evans explains.  “My son is a teenager, and to being that to the Bryant/Sierra relationship is a new area for me.”  While Evans loves sinking her teeth into all of Sierra’s complicated entanglements, the humor of playing a grown son’s mother isn’t lost on her.  “My lover on my last show was that age!” Sierra returned to Oakdale last week, struggling with her feelings for estranged hubby Craig.  She finally signs their divorce papers this week, so he’s free to marry Barbara.  Sierra...

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