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DAYS Mary Beth Evans and Stephen Nichols Video Chat: The 29-Year Gift Of Friendship!



Want to see Mary Beth Evans (Kayla) and Stephen Nichols in their first in-depth chit chat since Stephen returned to DAYS filming new episodes as Steven “Patch” Johnson? Well, look no further than Mary Beth’s latest video blog on her website!

To honor their 29-year friendship together, Mary Beth chats with Stephen in his dressing room at DAYS.  In this informal setting, Mary Beth asks some of the fans questions, discusses what it has been like for the dynamic duo to be working at DAYS together after so many years, and in time for the 50th anniversary of the long running NBC soap opera, and more.

Evans posted: “This week is the 27th anniversary of the wedding of Steve & Kayla, and in thinking of that, I can’t help but think of the amazing gift these characters gave me a 29-year friendship with Stephen Nichols. Over the course those 29 years, we have laughed, cried and loved each other. And to have the opportunity to work together again, after years apart, is something for which I am so grateful.  In honor of “our 27th wedding anniversary,” I wanted to share a short conversation between the two us us. Thanks for your help with the questions we’ll do this again soon!”

Watch Mary Beth and Stephen here and then let us know what you thought of their chit-chat, and if you are looking forward to their upcoming new storyline?

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  1. Liz K

    July 23, 2015 at 10:06 pm

    It is so good to see how happy and excited they are about working with each other and also the material they are working. They are so good to their fans (sharing this with us) and always have been. Total class acts.

  2. Jane

    July 23, 2015 at 10:48 pm

    How cool that these two actors have such a genuine relationship and friendship. It really comes across in the video. Lovely to hear memories about past Days alumni who are no longer with us and wonderful how thrilled they are in the current direction of the show. Something really exciting to look forward to.

  3. Cees

    July 23, 2015 at 10:52 pm

    Thank you, Stephen and Mary Beth for restoring this returning viewer’s faith in Days of our Lives.

  4. Lisa

    July 23, 2015 at 11:03 pm

    I love these two, the affection they share and have shared with each other for so many years makes them and their onscreen pairing so special. So excited to have Stephen back on Days and to see him and Mary Beth front burner again where they belong. The six months in advance shooting schedule is a bummer in keeping us waiting until there scenes start airing but Mary Beth is a doll in sharing the bts things, it’s much appreciated.

  5. Hilary

    July 23, 2015 at 11:11 pm

    Michael, thank you so much for covering plankblog and their interview of each other. I agree with Liz, they ARE so good to their fans and, yes, completely classy. It was a really long discussion, not just a few minutes, and I was enthralled with the fact that the questions they answered were not the standard stuff folks have heard before. I was riveted by their discussion of Rick Biggs and Joy Garrett. Even more than what they said, it was their non-verbals that struck me. They adored Rick, you can tell just in their expressions. I’d conversed with Rick many times, and what they said was so true of his humility. And their memories of Joy … lovely. They are so compelling, and I think their chemistry on screen that makes you root for and adore them is driven by their genuine love and friendship off screen.

  6. Kat

    July 24, 2015 at 2:57 am

    So great to see Stephen and Mary Beth in this fashion. So nice that they developed a true friendship through working together. They are wonderful to have done this for their fans. Looking forward to many years of Steve and Kayla on screen!

  7. LISA

    July 24, 2015 at 3:54 am

    I’m so glad they’ve always played Steve & Kayla, couldn’t & wouldn’t watch if Mary Beth & Stephen weren’t S&K

  8. maddiehayes

    July 24, 2015 at 6:03 am

    I love these two, on-screen and off. My favorite soap couple of all time. They have a genuine love for each other that shines through. Such a breath of fresh air, especially coming right after the nastiness of Tony Geary’s comments about Luke&Laura. Most soap fans are women, and we want romance. Patch&Kayla AND Marybeth&Stephen make us believe in true love, til death do us part.

  9. Mandy

    July 24, 2015 at 6:43 am

    Wow, 29 years! Love them! Can’t wait to see what Days has in store for these two!

  10. KathyMiller

    July 24, 2015 at 7:58 am

    I am very excited to see the storylines with Stephen and Mary Beth I have wanted this since they departed in 2009 and cannot wait to see the new storyline love these characters together!!!!

  11. 4ever DAYS

    July 24, 2015 at 8:11 am

    Can’t wait for Steve and Kayla’s reunion next month! Congrats to their happiness and to DAYS for their huge gains in this week’s ratings!!!!!

  12. Dawn

    July 25, 2015 at 4:03 am

    This was so awesome. I’m very excited about seeing them working together again and also that they are happy and excited about the upcoming material. It’s been a long time since the cast of Days has seemed this excited about their scripts and I can’t wait to see what they have in store for us.

  13. Gloria

    July 25, 2015 at 5:58 am

    Absolutely loved Plankblog with MaryBeth & Stephen. They’re so busy & to take the time to do this for their fans is so nice. Seeing them just be themselves… It shows how much they love & respect each other. It’s a genuine friendship. They make Sreve & Kayla what they are…the best & most romantic couple on daytime. Looking forward to seeing Stephen back & seeing now what’s in Steve and Kayla’s future.

  14. Nancy

    July 25, 2015 at 6:30 am

    So great for Mary Beth & Stephen to do this for us fans. Love that they have remained close friends through the years. Looking forward to more great memories to be made. Their chemistry is amazing & I can’t wait to see them working together again. Their reunion is what will save Days!

  15. Traci W.

    July 25, 2015 at 7:41 am

    Love these two characters and actors!! I watched days back in the eighties but once they left I couldn’t watch anymore. I followed them to General Hospital and now only watch days when they are on. So glad they are back again and going to have some amazing stories!!! #forevermb&snfan #patchand kaylaforever

  16. Angela

    July 25, 2015 at 8:02 am

    This vlog is just another example of how genuine, creative and giving professionals they are. You can see how their offscreen chemistry just bleeds onto their onscreen relationship which makes us love them for the last 30 yrs. How sweet & giving they are that they answered our questions, took the time to do this and even gets “excited” about the history of Steve and Kayla like us fans : ) Mary Beth & Stephen Rock! Period!

  17. Bette

    July 25, 2015 at 9:52 am

    Wonderful vlog! Thank you SN and MB for doing it for your fans!

    I have thoroughly enjoyed both actors in their various roles in daytime as they are tremendously gifted in their craft and always deliver stellar performances, but sentimentally Steve and Kayla have always held a special place in my heart. I look forward to seeing SN and MB shine together once again on Days of our Lives!

  18. Jaime

    July 25, 2015 at 3:03 pm

    Always loved these two and their characters on Days. Was really ticked at the treatment by the producers of Days who insulted all by trashing loved characters to recreate his world from Passions.

    Corday needs to insure that he never allows that to happen again.

  19. AnnC

    July 26, 2015 at 7:40 am

    This is what friendship and chemistry is all about. I have loved these two actors and characters since they first appeared together always rooting for them. Its unbelievable how they always think of their fans and I have read Mary Beth’s blog since day one so many inspirational and interesting posts – she is always giving to her fans even though she must be so busy with all her work. Looking forward to seeing them both together on screen again. Thank you Mary Beth and Stephen for this vlog.

  20. kelly

    July 27, 2015 at 1:37 am

    Yes! Stephen Nichols, MaryBeth Evans, Thaao Penghlis, Peter Reckell; what could be better? Now if only Days didn’t make us wait until September to see them all again. Why does Days take so long to air episodes.? The actor who portrayed Xander had already left Days before any of his episodes even aired.

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