“Life After Death,” ABC Soaps In Depth, May 1, 2001

Mary Beth Evans has nothing but nice things to say about her stint as GENERAL HOSPITAL’s ill-fated Katherine Bell–which may explain why she never felt that she fit particularly snugly into the role of the backstabbing gold digger. “I think in my heart I always wanted to make her good, “she admits with a giggle, “so I was always trying to make her cuter. I always tried to add humor to her because they made her bad for no reason. She’d be intermittently bad and good. I found her very confusing that way.” Nonetheless, the actress was perfectly content to seek out the silver lining in the dark cloud that was Katherine.  And she was downright delighted when GH paired off her conniving character with brooding Stefan Cassadine, thus allowing her to act once more opposite Stephen Nichols, the leading man with whom she rose to fame as Patch and Kayla Johnson on DAYS OF OUR LIVES–even if not a whole lot of storyline ever came their way. “They could have done so much more with Katherine and Stefan'” she notes, “but they didn’t.” In any case, that’s all water under the bridge now. Since GH killed off Katherine not once, but twice, her portrayer has moved on. “People who recognize me from GH ask me if I’m going to come back as a twin sister,” she relates. “I...

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