Today’s the day! Switched At Birth‘s final season finally premieres on Freeform tonight — and JJJ isn’t sure we’re ready for the show to start because we don’t want it to end!
Vanessa Marano, who plays Bay, has been chatting with us for a while about the final season — about the storylines, Baby Carlton, ASL and more.
Today, Vanessa is opening up about Bay Kennish’s future beyond the end of the series.
“I hope that she has success in her chosen field,” she shared. “I feel like she’s gone through so much in the art world from where she started, in being a street artist, to her trying to legitimize herself in galleries, and now I think she’s finally found her calling.”
Vanessa continues, “I really want her to be successful in that world. The entire audience has been waiting for her to prove to people that she is a legitimate artist.”
She joked later, “Either that, or Bay needs to become a foreign language interpreter.”
“Bay picks up languages like no one else. She’s fluent in ASL, she speaks Mandarin…I remember her speaking French and Spanish, so really, I feel like she missed her calling. She needs to be a language professor. If this whole art thing doesn’t work out, even though I hope it does, but if it doesn’t – language is the way to go.”
Switched at Birth premieres TONIGHT, January 31st @ 9PM ET/PT on Freeform.