The two actress sisters stepped out for the Ted Baker London Spring/ Summer 17 Launch Dinner last night in Los Angeles and couldn’t resist grabbing a super cute pic together.
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If your breath didn’t hitch in your throat just like Katie Leclerc‘s did during this scene, it definitely should have!
While there’s no new Switched at Birth this week, next week, the longtime series will air its’ 100th episode and it will remember Angelo, Bay and Daphne’s father.
“I don’t even know if it will be heartbreaking or not! I’m excited though for Gilles Marini to come back,” she told us.
Vanessa adds, “This entire season has a lot of returning story lines actually. We left a lot of loose ends open last season so now we’re tying everything together. There’s a lot of…it’s very much like a new year because so much time has passed and the girls are at these new places in their lives.”
Watch the heartbreaking scene below and get ready for the 100th episode!
Switched At Birth | Season 5, Episode 6: Daphne Receives Shocking News
In fact, they could actually pass as twins — even though they’re a few years apart. But tonight, Laura debuted a brand new look and she looks even more like Vanessa than you ever could imagine!
“So thankful and grateful for you guys! Happy 1 year of Boombox!!! I got some surprises for you,” Laura teased her fans just moment before showing off a short new, and super cute haircut.
But when JJJ saw the pics of Laura on the orange carpet at the Kids’ Choice Awards, we had to do a double take!
Her hair actually, almost looks black! But is it really?! IT IS!
Sasha Pieterse, Vanessa Marano & More Share Favorite Books For Disney's 'Magic of Storytelling' Initiative
Katie Leclerc, Cierra Ramirez, Shay Mitchell, Emeraude Toubia, Katherine McNamara and Sherri Saum, plus Vanessa and Sasha picked up their fave books to pose for “Shelfies” to support the Magic of Storytelling campaign.
It aims to inspire families’ imaginations, cultivate a lifelong love of reading in kids, and bring books to underserved communities across the country.
Sasha showed off her fave, “Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus” by Mo Willems, because she thinks “it’s really funny and cute for kids. It’s the type of book I loved to read when I was little.” So cute!
Shadowhunters star Emeraude picked “Mango, Abuela, and Me” by Meg Medina, because it reminds her of her grandmother. It’s a book she would want to read to her kids in the future.
TELL JJJ: What’s your favorite book of all time?
Psst, if you didn’t know, Disney and ABC have teamed up again with First Book, and are aiming to donate over one million books this year to the nonprofit, which provides new books to educators and organizations serving children from low-income families by the end of March!
Disney Magic Of Storytelling – Freeform Stars Guess Their Fave Books
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.
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.
If you’ve watched Switched At Birth at all for the past four years, you’ve probably picked up some knowledge of ASL.
“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?
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?