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9 November 16th, 2016 Stephen Nichols and Mary Beth Evans Day of DAYS Video Interview: Stayla Proposal, The Eye Patch, James Lastovic, Emmys!

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During this past weekend’s Day of DAYS 2016, On-Air On-Soaps Michael Fairman chatted with one of the all-time great DAYS supercouple, Patch and Kayla, played by Stephen Nichols and Mary Beth Evans.

During the conversation, the trio talked about Steve’s proposal to Kayla, and how the fans were looking forward to seeing that moment on air.  Mary Beth related why it played so sweetly to the audience, “He’s (Steve) had been trying really, really diligently for so long!”

As for if Stephen ever gets frustrated with constantly having to wear an eye-patch, he noted: “I don’t mind the patch at all. Sometimes it’s irritating, but I love the patch.  It’s unique.”

Mary Beth chimed in on why Stayla is so popular all these years later: “I think the way the writing has been they have let us grow as people. We didn’t have to fall in love again like we did in our 20′s, and Albert Alaar (co-executive producer, DAYS) who is amazing, wanted to see a relationship between people who have known each other a long time, and how that evolves.” But overall, it all comes back to how great Stephen and Mary Beth are together on-screen. Evans added,”We have a great connection.”

So if Patch and Kayla eventually tie the knot, will it be marital bliss?  Stephen answered: “It’s a soap opera.  What do you think? (Laughs).”

When the interview turned to the casting of their on-screen son, Joey, played by James Lastovic, Stephen reveals he saw James audition tape with Mary Beth, and thought he was terrific.  Later, when talk turned to the Daytime Emmys, Mary Beth realized it’s her turn to host the ladies luncheon with the upcoming nominated lead actresses, since she is the defending champion category.

Watch Stephen and Mary Beth’s interview after the jump.  Then let us know; what was your favorite part of it in the comment section below!

 

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  1. Iris cohen says:

    Hi Michael,

    Thank you so much for this interview with Mary Beth Evans and Stephen NIchols. They have been my favorite actors since 1986. They are two of the most genuine people and have such respect and love for one another it is a pleasure to witness. I love how they can laugh with one another and the ease they have with one another. I have had the good fortune of meeting them a couple of times. I am always so nervous but they are just so nice. You asked great questions too. I truly hope Steve and Kayla finally get the happiness they deserve for at least a significant amount of time.

    Iris

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    nancy dillingham replied

    Totally agree with your sentiments–love me some Kayla and Patch. Forever and ever, Amen!

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  2. Scoma60 says:

    Michael, you have the best job! Your joy is palpable.

    Stayla Forever!

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    Patrick replied

    I know.. right

    between Michael Fairman and CNN Anthony Bourdain

    they have the best jobs… and it shows

    i’m more partial to ( because I love food ) Anthony Bourdain because he travels to exotic foreign lands… and EATS and imbibes and …. like MF make their subject FUN , interesting, and always entertaining

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  3. Liz K says:

    I love these two- my all time faves. This was such a fun interview to watch. You asked the perfect questions.
    thanks !

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  4. ML says:

    Love them! Still my favorite couple. My all time favorite couple. They are so cute here. The Ava and Finn bit was very funny. I hope they are allowed to be happy for as long as the show is on the air.

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  5. Connie says:

    Been watching these two from the beginning. I just love the two of them and the relationship they have on and off screen. Great interview

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  6. Jt says:

    Have to say haven’t k
    Liked Kayla for most of 2016
    Steve is still the best man
    Kayla on probation

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  7. Kris says:

    Thanks for this interview. I really enjoy listening to their thoughts about what’s going on between Steve and Kayla.

    Stephen and Mary Beth seem like good people.

    There are no two characters I’d like to see married more than Steve and Kayla. Heck, I’ve been waiting since 2006 when they reunited after Kayla thought he was dead for 16 years. I thought we’d get a wedding THEN, but the show acted like that 16 year separation wasn’t a big deal. The show never acknowledged that their 1990 wedding probably was no longer valid due to his being gone for more than a decade and a half.

    But now they’re divorced….though they never stopped loving each other…so a wedding is in the cards, and since I’ve been waiting for ten years, I’m glad!

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