DC #571: The Bay’s Mary Beth Evans and Gregori J. Martin


Soap superstar Mary Beth Evans may just be the hardest working woman in daytime. On the heels of recently reprising the role of Sierra on As The World Turns, one last time, Evans is set to return to her breakout role as Days of Our Lives’ beloved Kayla this fall, but that isn’t the only thing she’ll be doing as the leaves begin to fall. Evans is also starring in and producing one of the most highly anticipated web soaps ever—The Bay.

On today’s episode of Daytime Confidential, Luke and Jamey talk with Evans and Gregori J. Martin, the prolific creator of The Bay. The enterprising duo provide a sneak peak of The Bay’s dysfunction-yet-delicious core family, the Garretts, headed by socialite Sara Garrett (Evans). Evans reveals how Martin’s intricately-woven back story for the characters he created hooked her on The Bay’s mythology, and caused her to decide to sign on with the project.

Lifelong soap fan Martin, who got his career start working in production for Another World, reveals which soap supercouples inspired and informed him in creating The Bay. Hint: One Life to Live fans just might want to tune in when The Bay premieres in five weeks!

Evans also discusses in depth her storied career in daytime. From syndicated soap Rituals, to DAYS, World Turns and General Hospital, she’s created memorable varied characters fans have adored. Can she do it again with Sara Garrett? After listening to this episode, we bet you’ll come away hoping The Bay is as big a hit as the DC crew predicts it will be!

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