Sara Garrett’s life wasn’t looking too bright in the last few episodes of THE BAY. Just as her world seemed to spin out of control with the supposed death of her beloved, she was delivered a glimmer of hope. This mysterious letter didn’t lead her to Lee, but instead to a trap set by the man who had brutally raped her years prior. Now, with just one day remaining before THE BAY returns with an all new 11th hour, viewers will finally get to see what has become of Bay City’s matriarch. We caught up with fan favorite Mary Beth Evans to see what light she can shed on Sara’s seemingly dark situation.
“I really can’t say what’s become of Sara, but I can say that fans won’t be disappointed,” states Evans, hinting at the drama about to unfold. “She’s experienced some major life changes since we last saw her – one in particular…”
Excited to return to the role of the Bay City socialite, Evans discussed why she finds Sara Garrett so intriguing. “I like playing the matriarch of this family and having so many different types of relationships. With my kids, with my family, with the people of Bay City, and especially with the MEN,” she teased.
While Evans is delighted to return to THE BAY, she’s remained busy during the show’s hiatus. “I’m always busy and am not much for idle time. If I don’t have something to do, I find something to do,” reveals the daytime legend. “I’ve been working on Days off and on this fall and I’m about to shoot my fourth installment of Chasing Life,” she says of the upcoming series set to air on ABC Family next year.
Known for having many irons in the fire, Evans remains busy outside of her acting career. “I’ve been really active volunteering with CASA of Los Angeles, which aims to improve the lives of foster children.” She notes that her own children keep her hustling as well. “Having semi-grown children requires lots of counseling time,” she adds.
Evans, who’s been with THE BAY since it was first announced in 2010 and is also one of its producers, is proud to see how much the show has grown and evolved. “This next chapter has really stepped up a notch,” raves Evans, adding that fans will definitely see the difference. “The cameras, the crew, the editing…everything has been enhanced and I think the final result will be something fans will love.”
Even with all the exciting production changes, Evans says it’s the communal spirit of the show that keeps her and so many of the cast and crew coming back. “Gregori keeps making things bigger and better, but at this point it’s about the great people he’s brought onboard,” she says of the cast and crew. “I’ve made so many friends. THE BAY is like family.”
To find out if Sara’s life is still spinning out of control, tune into THE BAY tomorrow, Thursday, Dec. 5th. Previous episodes of THE BAY can be viewed on BLIPTV or by visiting THE BAY's official website.