Question: Katie, how did it feel to you to have that go on for someone who didn't really have that many credits at that point to suddenly get this very major, very emotional role?
Katie Leclerc: Are you kidding me? It is a dream come true. Every day is a new lesson in gratitude. I'm so thankful. I had been acting for about ten years before I got this part, and I'm just thankful for the people that I'm surrounded with every day.
Vanessa Marano: When I read the script, I literally went they're never going to find this girl. What? This beautiful, talented actress who's deaf or hard of hearing and fluent in American Sign Language. Good luck, both of you. She was, like, the second person cast. And I'm so thankful that someone like Katie did get cast, someone who has been doing this for so long, because so much is going into this part that I think we forget the minor things of just someone who knows how to be on set, and Katie definitely knows how to do that.
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