Question: Vanessa, with several actors on the show relying solely on sign language as a means to communicate, how is your own sign vocabulary coming?
Vanessa Marano: Okay, so let’s talk really quickly about how in this upcoming season the person who does the most sign language on the show is not Constance Marie or Katie Leclerc, who’s fluent in sign language, or Sean Berdy, who is also fluent in sign language. It’s me because Bay has started to sign more with Daphne now and she signs with Emmett and, in a teaser sort of way, she’s signing a lot with Melody, Emmett’s mother as well.
So, I am doing the most sign language on the show. I don’t know how that happened, but somehow it did. That being said, Bay’s sign language is excellent. Vanessa’s sign language is getting there. I hope to be as fluent as Bay in a little bit, but as of right now, Bay is way better at sign language than I am.
Katie Leclerc: That being said, Katie and Vanessa had a private conversation in sign language unbeknownst to everyone around them the other day. That was pretty fun. We’re telling secrets, everybody.
Vanessa Marano: That might be like my driving force to really learning sign language. Not communication, secret communication.
Katie Leclerc: Right, right. That was a triumph for me; a personal goal.
Catch the Switched at Birth winter premiere Tuesday, January 3 at 8/7c!