Question: Could you share a reason why your character belongs with Emmett and a reason why your character doesn’t belong with Emmett?
Vanessa Marano: This might be a little bit hard for both of us. Because I know that Katie is Team Bay and Emmett and I’m a little bit Team Daphne and Emmett, which is weird.
I think Bay and Emmett belong together because they both have very similar views on the world and they both care enough about each other that they’re kind of stepping outside of their comfort zone to learn a different language or to speak. Which both of them I don’t think would have done under normal circumstances but they care so much about the other person that they’re going to do that.
The reason why I think Bay and Emmett don’t belong with each other is that they have very similar views on the world and it’s almost too similar. I don’t know that they balance each other out enough.
Katie Leclerc: I think Daphne and Emmett should be together because Emmett saves Daphne. I think she will always have this adoration for him that will be unquenched by anyone else because he was the person who showed her who she could be with the deaf culture and introduced her to a language and a people that she really very much is a part of.
And they shouldn’t be together because it’s really hard, I think, to make the transition from best friend to relationship and especially, I think, in high school. I think the long-term final outcome would be that maybe they wouldn’t end up together, finally. I don’t know.
I think that Bay and Emmett are—the thing is I think we see the cuteness in each other, like I think Vanessa is the most adorable thing I’ve ever laid my eyes on other than my puppy, Gus. So, just seeing the two of them together, I just think is so adorable. I don’t know. I think that’s why we were rooting for the other team.
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