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Vanessa Marano & Katie Leclerc Took Squirrels From the 'Switched at Birth' Set!

Vanessa Marano & Katie Leclerc Took Squirrels From the 'Switched at Birth' Set!

If you’ve ever watched an episode of Switched at Birth, you know that Kathryn Kennish’s (Lea Thompson) home is covered in squirrels — and that’s just what stars Vanessa Marano and Katie Leclerc swiped from the set after wrapping the series.

“I definitely have one of Kathryn’s squirrels at home,” Katie was quick to admit in a recent interview.

Vanessa adds, “I know Lea stole a squirrel. Katie stole a squirrel. I also have a squirrel. So, apparently, we just all steal squirrels.”

While watching the final season, be on the lookout for all the squirrels — Kathryn’s apron even has a squirrel on it!

Vanessa also admitted that she really wanted to take something else: “There’s a dresser that I want. I don’t know how I’m going to get it into my car. I might have to pay for it. I’m not sure how I can steal it.”

Lea, along with SAB creator Lizzy Weiss, and co-stars D.W. Moffett and Sharon Pierre-Louis, and Beyond cast Burkely Duffield, Eden Brolin, Jonathan Whitesell, and Romy Rosemont are also pictured below at the aTVfest 2017 presented by SCAD in Atlanta, Ga.

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Vanessa Marano On Bay's Future After 'Switched at Birth' - What Will Bay Be Doing?

Vanessa Marano On Bay's Future After 'Switched at Birth' - What Will Bay Be Doing?

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.

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Vanessa Marano's Sister Laura Has Absolutely No Clue How To Read ASL or Sign

Vanessa Marano's Sister Laura Has Absolutely No Clue How To Read ASL or Sign

If you’ve watched Switched At Birth at all for the past four years, you’ve probably picked up some knowledge of ASL.

Star Vanessa Marano certainly has…but her sister Laura is another story.

“Yea, I do [sign all the time]. Especially when I’m on hiatus,” Vanessa told JJJ recently. “I don’t do it as much so when I come back to set and we’re doing it every day, all day [though].”

She added about how the one person closest to her though, doesn’t sign at all.

“I do end up doing in my everyday life and don’t realize it. I’ve done it with my sister a few times and we’re usually eating food. I can’t actually speak, but I’ll sign something. She’ll be like, ‘Vanessa, I don’t know sign language.’ She stares at me like, ‘What are you doing?’”

TELL JJJ: Do you sign since you’ve watched Switched At Birth, or are you still learning?

Vanessa Marano Totally Predicted 'Gilmore Girls' Famous Last Four Words

Vanessa Marano Totally Predicted 'Gilmore Girls' Famous Last Four Words

Right now, Vanessa Marano is probably gloating…and we don’t blame her.

Before returning to star in Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life as April Nardini, all the cast members were trying to predict the famous final four words of the hit series — and Vanessa totally WON!

In her original guess, Vanessa predicted that they would be: “Mom, I’m pregnant, psych.” The final words turned out to be an exchange between Rory and Lorelai, but the ‘psych’ was definitely not there at all.

“I was sitting there watching with my little sister [Laura]. She was like, ‘I cannot believe that you guessed it,” Vanessa shared with THR. “I was like, ‘I didn’t do it on purpose. It was a joke!’ I didn’t think they’d really do it.”

And like the fans of the show, Vanessa definitely wants more.

“Now I’m upset because it’s a cliffhanger. It was supposed to be closure,” she shares. “Now I want more, which I wouldn’t be mad if there was more, I would be ecstatic if there was more, so it was brilliant on [creator Amy Sherman-Palladino's] part.”

TELL JJJ: Did you watch Gilmore Girls on Netflix? Do you want to see more?

Vanessa Marano Can Feel 'Switched At Birth's Impact On Every New Job She Takes

Vanessa Marano Can Feel 'Switched At Birth's Impact On Every New Job She Takes

We are loving everything about Vanessa Marano‘s new mag cover!

The Switched at Birth starlet graces the Winter 2017 issue of Tremblay magazine, and opens up about how the Freeform series has impacted her life.

“I think you learn and grow with every job you get,” Vanessa shares in the glossy, which is available tomorrow. “One thing I got that is unique specifically to SAB is sign language. I got the opportunity to learn another language, which is pretty cool.”

She adds, “In a weird way I feel like having so many scenes in sign language helped me grow as an actor because I was performing lines in a format I had never experienced before. Now when I do scenes without sign language, I can still feel it’s influence over my performance.”

The new issue will be out tomorrow, January 27th @ noon — can’t wait to see the rest of the feature!

'Switched at Birth' Star Reveals Favorite Storylines Ahead of Final Season Premiere

'Switched at Birth' Star Reveals Favorite Storylines Ahead of Final Season Premiere

If you’ve been a die-hard fan of Switched At Birth for the past four years, you know that they don’t shy away from any issue.

For the final season, there’s going to a big one that star Vanessa Marano teases will bring all the supporting characters to the front.

But looking back at all the past seasons, what were the stories that spoke volumes to Vanessa?

“There are so many that I love. I loved our all ASL episode,” she revealed. “It’s one of my favorites that we’ve ever done. I also liked our What If episode too.”

Want to hear more of Vanessa’s favorites? Click inside to read! More Here! »

Does Bay Kennish Have Any Tattoos On 'Switched at Birth'? Vanessa Marano Spills!

Does Bay Kennish Have Any Tattoos On 'Switched at Birth'? Vanessa Marano Spills!

Vanessa Marano plays multi-talented artist Bay Kennish in Switched At Birth.

She’s so talented but instead of showing her art in galleries, she’s going in a different direction.

“She’s a tattoo artist at the moment. For this season, that’s the area we’re going to see her in now. We’re going to see a lot of Bay in the Kansas City tattoo scene,” Vanessa revealed of Bay’s new line of work.

When we asked if she thought Bay had any herself, she told us: “It would be really difficult for a tattoo artist not to have any tattoos…

“However, we didn’t see any tattoos on her last season at all. So, if she has one, it would have to be in an area that you don’t see.”

“You’ll just have to tune in to see about those tattoos she may or may not have,” Vanessa teased. “If she got a tattoo in an unseen place, she would’ve gotten that in China, I think. I’m not saying it happened, but I’m not saying it didn’t either.”

Switched At Birth premieres on Tuesday, January 31st on Freeform.

Vanessa Marano: Bay & Daphne Will Be Very Different Aunts To Baby Carlton in 'Switched at Birth's Final Season

Vanessa Marano: Bay & Daphne Will Be Very Different Aunts To Baby Carlton in 'Switched at Birth's Final Season

Let’s call it like it is here — Vanessa Marano and her Switched At Birth character Bay, would be the most awesome aunts ever!

The actress chatted with JJJ on how the family dynamic has changed in the new season, since there’s now a baby on the set.

“I think Bay will be a wacky aunt, eventually,” Vanessa told us. “She’s going to be the fun, crazy aunt to baby Carlton. Daphne is the one who’s going to be ‘you can’t have that much sugar’ and Bay will come in and say ‘Yea, you can’.”


“We get to see baby Carlton this season, which is amazing because I love babies. I love having them on set.”

She added about the feel on the set: “I think I’m the only one who loves having them on set. Usually, they cry and make things difficult and they’re holding up production and it’s crazy. But I still love them. I’m a big fan of playing peek-a-boo with them.”

See, best fake aunt ever!

Switched At Birth premieres on Tuesday, January 31st on Freeform.

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