Don’t I Know You?

Soap Opera Weekly, August 27, 2002

It was old soap home week for Mary Beth Evans (Sierra, AS THE WORLD TURNS; ex-Kayla, DAYS OF OUR LIVES; ex-Katherine, GENERAL HOSPITAL) when she taped her episode as a SOAPTALK guest, which aired August 14.

“It was fun for me to see all my old friends,” smiles Evans.  “Kin Shriner and John York (Scott and Mac, GH) were there; Stephen Nichols (ex-Steve Johnson, DAYS, ex-Stefan Cassadine, GH) came.  When I was on DAYS, it was such a family to me, and I never thought in a million years I would ever be on any other show.  To be on three different shows, I don’t know what happened (laughs).  Now I go to those soap things and I know so many people.”

In fact, Nichols joined Evans during her interview.  “We’re great friends.  I didn’t know he was coming for sure; all I did was pass on his phone number [to the show],” relates Evans. “DAYS fans still recognize us and always want us to come back.  So SOAPTALK brought him on to talk about that.”

Evans also thought she knew co-host Lisa Rinna (Billie, DAYS) from her Salem days, but she was mistaken.  “I swear she was on DAYS when I was there, but we were talking dates and she actually came after I left,” laughs Evans.  “I must have confused her with Crystal Chappell (ex-Carly Manning, now GUIDING LIGHT’s Olivia) and met her somewhere else.  All this time, I thought we had worked together….”