“Evans Essence,” Soap Opera Digest, November 23, 2004

  Evans’ Essence   By Jennifer Lenhart   Soap Opera Digest, November 23, 2004, pp. 38-4     Imagine this sight: A few weeks ago, Mary Beth Evans, beloved soap veteran, mother of three, California girl, trudging about 20 city blocks with a load of supplies for fixing up the empty Manhattan apartment that she just moved into, all alone.  “I couldn’t find a cab, so I walked a mile with two gallons of paint and a shower caddy hanging out of my bag,” she laughs.  “I keep thinking that it’s going to keep me young: all the schlepping and hoisting the carry-on in the overhead of the plane.  The say you should stay active as you get older—but this is really taking it to the limit!”    On the phone for the interview, she speed-talks, which is as much as reflection of her free-spirited openness as it is to the fact that she seems to be in a near-constant state of busy-ness.  She’s waiting for a car service to pick her up and take her to Brooklyn with Elizabeth Hubbard (Lucinda), whose daughter she played on a recurring basis for the last four years until ONE LIFE TO LIVE came knocking on Evans’s door (to play Paige) and ATWT persuaded her to stay with a long-term story for Sierra.  “I just never thought I really could and then...

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