“Hey Wasn’t That..? Sierra Bawled Her Eyes Out!” CBS Soaps In Depth, August 15, 2011
Hey Wasn’t That…? Sierrra Bawled Her Eyes Out!
Soap stars turn up in the strangest places!
CBS Soaps In Depth, August 15, 2011
Fans of CBS’ CRIMINAL MINDS got a treat last fall when soap star Mary Beth Evans (ex-Kayla, DAYS OF OUR LIVES; Sierra, AS THE WORLD TURNS) made a guest appearance. “The episode was called ‘Remembrance Of Things Past,” recalls Evans, who played a woman whom the police had the difficult task of notifying that her daughter was murdered. “It was probably the ugliest acting I’ve ever done in my whole life – I was trying to keep from sobbing!” To lend the moment some reality, the show’s producers made a special request of Evans: They asked her to bring in photos of her younger self with her real-life child. “I hesitated when I found out the daughter was supposed to be dead, but my [real] daughter was all excited and she said, ‘Do it!’ So in my character’s home, there are pictures of us in the collages.” While emotional scenes take their toll, Evans says that she thoroughly enjoyed working on the legal drama. “It’s fun to get out and do other things,” she reflects. “I get so caught up in the soap world, because I love it, but I forget there are other things out there I can do.”