“Mary Beth Evans on Law & Order: SVU,” NBC.com, September 19, 2008

Mary Beth Evans on Law & Order: SVU September 19, 2008 After 2 ½ years back on “Days of Our Lives” it was fun to return to primetime and what better place then “Law and Order: SVU.” It all came about with a conversation I had at this year’s Emmys with Bruce Evans, NBC’s SVP of Drama and Daytime Programming. What a great night sitting next to him! He is so funny, smart and entertaining. He tossed around an idea about “Days”‘ actors crossing over into the primetime shows he oversees. A few weeks later he called me and said he had just the right part for me. When he told me it would be another doctor, I think my first response was, “Could it be another character?” I play a doctor on “Days” and had just wrapped a scene where I was going on about “percentages of antidotes” and other miscellaneous medical jargon that would have given even Noah Wyle pause. Any actor who plays these parts knows the challenges of remembering and pronouncing this lingo correctly. It’s nothing short of a miracle and at the very least heart pounding! You go over it a million times, pacing the floors with your script and still you are unsure. Bruce convinced me it was the right part for me, so off to New York I went. I had an...

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