Month: June 2006

Carolyn’s Corner – Mary Beth Interview, Soap Opera Weekly, June 20, 2006

Carolyn’s Corner Soap Opera Weekly, June 20, 2006 By Carolyn Hinsey                                                     Carolyn:  What are your first scenes? Mary Beth:  Phone calls with her mother and Jennifer from her apartment in Los Angeles, and then big party scenes with the whole cast. It was fun. Carolyn:  So, 15 years ago we saw an empty casket and knew Patch didn’t die, but Kayla didn’t? Mary Beth:  Right. She moved to Los Angeles and went to medical school and became a doctor, and raised her daughter [Stephanie]. I’m glad they made her a professional because I love role models for girls. They’ve made her strong and educated and smart. She can be a doctor.  She can be president! Carolyn:  You kept in touch with Stephen Nichols all these years, right? Mary Beth:  Yes, we were on GH together. He and I are really good friends. Even when we weren’t working together we’d meet for lunch. Carolyn:  Are you nervous about going back after so many years? Mary Beth:  It’s funny — we watched a tape of one of the flashbacks I have on the show from 17 years ago.  At first I didn’t want to because I thought I was going to look so old compared to that, but it was actually kind of beautiful. That story was so sweet. It was good for us to see it, but he said, “I...

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“Mary Beth Evans: Sweet As Apple Pie,” Soap Opera Digest Online, June 9, 2006

Mary Beth Evans:  Sweet As Apple Pie By Janet Di Lauro Posted June 9, 2006 Soap Opera Digest Online No one can accuse DAYS OF OUR LIVES’ Mary Beth Evans (Kayla) of having idle hands. She thrives on keeping busy, something she proved while commuting between Los Angeles and New York for her role as Sierra on AS THE WORLD TURNS last year. Evans opened her own business, Mary Beth’s Apple Pie Co. “I’m such a worker bee. I can never sit still,” admits Evans, who started the business “on a lark. I’d been making the same apple pie recipe for years, and everyone always loved it. One day, I said that I should start selling them, and my husband dared me, in a sense, to see if I could pull it off.” Of course, Evans did. “I started three weeks before Thanksgiving last year,” says Evans, who sent flyers around her neighborhood to advertise and launch her “I make it, you bake it,” confections. “I ended up with about 100 orders. I made the pies and delivered them to everybody’s house myself. There I was, driving my little minivan all over town, delivering pies. The night before Thanksgiving I got home, closed the car door and went, ‘Oh, my God! That is the hardest money I have ever earned.’ To take the orders, make every single pie, wrap...

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