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

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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 plankblog.com!

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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Liz K
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Liz K

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.

Jane
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Jane

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.

Cees
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Cees

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

Lisa
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Lisa

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.

Hilary
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Hilary

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… Read more »

Kat
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Kat

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!

LISA
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LISA

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

maddiehayes
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maddiehayes

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.

Mandy
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Mandy

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

KathyMiller
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KathyMiller

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!!!!

4ever DAYS
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4ever DAYS

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!!!!!

Dawn
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Dawn

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.

Gloria
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Gloria

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.

Nancy
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Nancy

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!

Traci W.
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Traci W.

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

Angela
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Angela

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!

Bette
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Bette

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!

Jaime
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Jaime

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.

AnnC
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AnnC

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.

kelly
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kelly

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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Lamon Archey and Sal Stowers Exit Days of our Lives

Coming up on Days of our Lives, both Lani and Eli Grant will be written off the canvas to facilitate the departures of Lamon Archey (Eli) and Sal Stowers (Lani).

According to the latest issue of Soap Opera Digest on newsstands now, Archey who stepped into the role in 2017, has made the decision to leave the long-running NBC soap opera, and will last air the week of July 4.

As for Stowers, she will last air on Friday, July 1st, and given her current storyline, it looks like Lani, who has confessed to murdering TJ (William Christian), will either be sent to prison, or will exit Salem with Eli.

This would not be the first-time that Stowers has departed DAYS.  After her debut in 2015, she was off the Salem canvas for a six-month break in 2016, before returning to the show through 2022.

We will share more information on Lamon and Sal’s exits as it comes to light.

For now, how do you feel about Lamon and Sal leaving Days of our Lives? Comment below.

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NATAS President and CEO, Adam Sharp, Shares Insight Into 49th Annual Daytime Emmys Telecast

The Daytime Emmys are just three days away when the gold statuettes are handed out on the 49th Annual Awards Show telecast on CBS and streaming on Paramount+ on Friday night, June 24th (9pm EST).

Ahead of the ceremonies, NATAS President and CEO, Adam Sharp, spoke to Variety to give some details of what viewers may be on the lookout for when the broadcast returns, with an all-live presentation for the first time since 2019, and through the Covid-19 pandemic, which caused it to pivot to virtual ceremonies for the last two years.

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Now, Sharp shares that with the previously announced realignment that will see Children’s & Family programming having its own Emmy that, “The telecast will be very squarely focused on the dramas, talk shows and game shows.”  He also adds: “It will be a bit more focused.”

With an audience present this year, Sharp is counting on the live element to heighten the awards night fun and drama. expressing, “Hopefully that  excitement conveys to the viewers.  I think you’ll see us try to put a lot of that interaction on display.”

This year’s Daytime Emmys will feature 14 categories which Sharp hopes streamlines the broadcast and keeps it to a tight two-hour celebration of daytime.

Previously, NATAS and the TV Academy (which administers the Primetime Emmys), decided to move away from day part distinctions and focus more on genre. In addition, streaming series featuring soap notables, such as Studio City and The Bay, will be competing for nomination slots in September’s Primetime Emmys.

So, looking forward to this year’s Daytime Emmy telecast? Comment below.

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49th Annual Daytime Emmy Creative Arts and Lifestyle Ceremony Red Carpet (Photos)

Last night on Saturday, June 18th, some of the stars from your favorite daytime dramas were on-hand to give out or win a Daytime Emmy at the 49th annual Creative Arts and Lifestyle ceremony. The event was streamed live on the NATAS Emmy website and on their OTT app and was held at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium in Pasadena, California.

You can see the complete list of winners here.

Hitting the red carpet from The Young and the Restless were: Ptosha Storey, Bryton James, Kate Linder and Cait Fairbanks. General Hospital was represented by Tajh Bellow, Haley Pullos and Robert Gossett.

Days of our Lives Raven Bowens was a presenter during the show, and Michael Lowry made an appearance being a nominee for ‘Guest Performer’.

The Bold and the Beautiful was represented by Jennifer Gareis and Naomi Matsuda, and their castmate, Ted King (Jack), took home the final award of the evening for Outstanding Guest Performance in a Drama Series.

Make sure to watch the 49th annual Daytime Emmy Awards this Friday night, June 24th on CBS and streaming on Paramount+.

Now, check out some of the red carpet moments from the Creative Arts and Lifestyle Daytime Emmys below, and let us know who you think looked dapper, pretty, and dressed to impress, in the comment section.

Photos: JPI

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