Mary Beth Evans (Kayla, DAYS) announced in her blog at www.plankblog.com that she has a new contract at DAYS.
"I am back on contract, working like crazy and loving the stories I am playing,” she posted on April 30. The soap’s Daytime Emmy win for Outstanding Daytime Drama (not to mention the Emmy win for her web series, THE BAY) prompted the actress to reflect on her acting career. “As I stood in the role of 'belle of the ball 2015,’ in the mix of winners, I couldn’t help thinking about how life ebbs and flows. How we’re up, and then we’re down (sometimes down too long). And how we always have to reinvent and recommit, recommit, recommit! My mother-in-law called to congratulate me the following day and we reminisced about the time, not that many years ago, when I talked about what I would do next. I was hardly working in my soap job – in fact, for only the second time in 29 years, I hadn’t even made the quota of income to provide health insurance for my family. I remember feeling so anxious all the time. I am a worker bee by nature, it’s just who I am and I just can’t take the lulls. So, I got moving. I had blasts of ambition where I’d audition for a play, contact a new agent or sign up for an acting class. I started reading periodicals that inspired me. Anything that would get me me fired up and feeling productive (and better about myself). It’s during times like those that I take leaps of faith into the unknown.”
She also discusses her last go-round in Salem. “I faced a similar situation when I first went back to Days of Our Lives in 2010. I was working in the family pub, and I would have days when all I would say was, 'here is your to go order. At first I felt a bit humiliated and asked myself, 'how did it get to this?' Then I realized that I was lucky to have the job at all, and instead decided that I’d be the VERY best background player there ever was! I rocked that pretend bar – marrying condiments, folding napkins, wiping down the counters! I hung in there with a smile on my face and an improved attitude, and eventually things improved. Now, here we are four – five years later it has all changed again. I am back on contract, working like crazy and loving the stories I am playing. It is crazy how it turned around.”
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