Mary Beth Evans
Gregori J. Martin's ambitious, limited-run, The Bay spinoff Far From The Bay concluded its arc this week with a star-studded finale. Peter Garrett (Kristos Andrews) has finally found the mental hospital where his adopted mother Claire Andrews (Marie Wilson) has been residing since she went cuckoo for Cocoa Puffs a decade earlier.
That's daytime supervillain Kimberlin Brown (The Young and the Restless, Port Charles, All My Children) as Claire's doctor. Mary Beth Evans also reprises the role of Peter's biological mother Sara Garrett in a powerful flashback sequence (also featuring Punky Brewster and Family Matters alum Cherie Jones). All in all, Martin and Co. provided a nice sendoff for this summer sudser. Watch the episode after the jump! READ MORE
The Bay's Mary Beth Evans is already gorgeous, now she's about to get Pretty! According to We Love Soaps, Evans will be crossing over to the web series Pretty as her The Bay character Sara Garrett. The Bay creator Gregori J. Martin tells We Love Soaps,
"PRETTY is one of the best web series I have seen. They have a stellar team both in front and behind the camera. I'm very excited to see Mary Beth as Sara Garrett cross over! I'm sure it'll be a hoot!"
The history between Lawrence and those at the press conference was volatile. Jack (Matthew Ashford) and Jennifer (Melissa Reeves) were present, working on a news story for The Spectator, Jennifer was also still coping from the aftermath of Lawrence having raped her, Kayla (Mary Beth Evans) was there seeking answers to Steve ‘Patch’ Johnson’s (Stephen Nichols) murder and Carly (Crystal Chappell), was curious and anxious about what was about to unfold. Check it out after the jump! READ MORE
Keith (Real Andrews) is still trying to run game on Marley's (Martha Madison) nanny, Colleen (Daphne Bloomer) in the latest installment of The Bay. Will he make good on his promise to help her reconnect with her biological daughter Vivian (Tanisha Lynn), or is he just trying to get in her drawers?
Meanwhile, Elliot (Charles Shaughnessy) is trying to help his daughter Isabella (Claire-Louise Sedgley) remember more about what happened the night she was raped. And of course we can't forget Brian (Dylan Bruce) and Zoey's (Taylor Stanley) potentially explosive engagement party! Cuckoo-for-Cocoa Puffs mad bomber Igor (Camden Toy) is holding fast to his claims that he and Brian were getting busy on the low-low. Is the seemingly-scorned whackadoodle really crazy enough to blow Sara Garrett (Mary Beth Evans) her family, friends and frenemies to kingdom come? Watch below to find out. READ MORE
DC Exclusive: The Bay Creator on Moving Poems and Letters From ATWT Fans, Mary Beth Evans and Being Praised by TV Guide!By Jamey Giddens on September 27, 2010
The Bay returns this Wed., Sept. 29 at 3 pm EST, with not one, but two soapgasmic webisodes back-to-back! I recently caught up with creator Gregori J. Martin to discuss his buzz-generating, dream sudser come to life. In part one of a two-part chat, Martin reacts to The Bay being named one of the "Shows Worth Watching" by TV Guide Magazine. He also shares a moving account of all the letters and poems he's received from fans of the recently-cancelled CBS sudser As The World Turns, thanking him for offering them a new soap home.
Martin then reveals what's coming up for three former World Turners, who happen to play pivotal roles on The Bay—Marie Wilson (ex-NutMeg, ATWT), who will appear near the end of the first season as the mysterious Claire, Dylan Bruce (ex-Chris Hughes, ATWT), as troubled golden boy Brian Nelson and of course, one of daytime's most beloved superstars— Mary Beth Evans (Kayla, DAYS; ex-Sierra, ATWT; ex-Katherine, GH) as The Bay's central antiheroine Sara Garrett.
Martin expresses what it means to have Evans involved in the soap opera he's been working on for over a decade, not only as the star, but a producer. He also shares what drives Sara Garrett—despite all her faults—is her unwavering love for her three children by three different men. Martin also has kind words for all the web series pioneers who've inspired him, such as Andrew Miller and Eden Riegel (Imaginary Bitches), Martha Byrne (Gotham) and Crystal Chappell (Venice), while explaining how his 80's-themed pot boiler is unique.
Daytime Confidential: Congrats on being named Number 9 in TV Guide Magazine's "What's Worth Watching" Guide for their Sept 20–26 issue! That has to feel good?
Gregori J. Martin: Thank you. That came as a very, very big surprise. A few days after The Bay premiered, the magazine came out. It was pretty exciting! TV Guide actually reached out to us. It's funny because I have my personal email linked to The Bay website's email, so sometimes it takes me a few days to get through all the emails, and I almost missed the note from them! [Laughs] The reporter said she'd been hearing a lot of positive things about The Bay, and she wanted some pictures. I sent her the link to our Photo Bucket account. I didn't even know what was happening. Then I saw the magazine. It was amazing to be picked by TV Guide as a show worth watching with all the great new and returning Fall shows. READ MORE
Though they haven’t been onscreen together as Patch and Kayla for a while, The Bay’s Mary Beth Evans and The Young and the Restless’ Stephen Nichols are reuniting. The duo will appear at the Starlight Room of the Sportsmen’s Lodge Event Center in Studio City, CA on Sep 25 for an event that should make their Days of our Lives’ fans happy. For more information on the meet and greet visit StephenNichols.net.