Soap veteran Mary Beth Evans has been signed to appear as a doctor on One Life to Live starting later this year. The move to One Life to Live comes as the actress is wrapping up a four-year recurring run as As the World Turns' Sierra Montgomery.
For Evans, the One Life to Live gig marks a return to ABC; from 1993 through October 1999, Evans played Katherine Bell on the network's General Hospital.
Evans is also well known to fans of NBC's Days of our Lives. For six years, Evans played the role of Kayla Brady. According to setside sources, Days of our Lives execs tried to lure Evans back to the show for a brief stint. The return would have been tied to the show's Captive Island plot, where several other former DAYS characters will be popping up. Evans is said to have passed on the offer.
While on the topic of rumors, As the World Turns head writer Hogan Sheffer reportedly had a front burner story that was to have included Evans. The storyline, however, is said to have been nixed by network execs. Evans wraps up her latest wave of appearances on As the World Turns in early fall.
Evan's One Life to Live character will be a doctor, whose name has not yet been revealed. Her character's story will involve her with Asa and Bo Buchanan.
Evans first airs in October.