‘Switched at Birth’ Actress Vanessa Marano Talks Season 2

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Season 2 of Switched at Birth returns Monday and TV Line had a chance to talk with cast member Vanessa Marano about what fans can expect in the second season!

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TVLINE | Has Bay gotten all that rebelliousness out of her system?
Yeah! Weirdly enough, Bay’s not the rebellious one this [season] at all, which is very different because Bay, as you know, is usually the more difficult of all the Switched at Birth characters. [Laughs] She and John Kennish probably are the most stubborn and set in their ways and don’t bend on anything, ironically enough. But she’s totally over it now… She’s studying. She’s listening to her parents. She’s being a good kid this season. But we’ll see how long that lasts. [Laughs]

TVLINE | She seems so at peace in the season premiere. She’s almost, for lack of a better word, cooperative.
I know! It’s weird, right?! It’s still the Bay we all know and love, but like a much more accommodating, well behaved, cooperative version of her.

TVLINE | After that lovely scene by the car in the season finale, where do Bay and Emmett stand?
She’s forgiven him, which is nice. But she wants to be friends. She’s not ready to be whatever they were again, and he is ready. So when you have one person who is ready and one person who’s not ready, something’s gotta give. I just don’t know what.

TVLINE | Is he staying faithful to her in the meantime, even though they’re not technically dating?
[Laughs] They’re not dating, so there really are no rules in their relationship. That’s what’s freaking Emmett out the most. He’s like, “Well, do I have to not date anybody then even though we’re not [together]? How is this whole thing working?”

TVLINE | Last time we talked, you said you like Emmett and Daphne together, and then Katie [Leclerc] told me she likes Emmett with Bay. Is that still the case?
That’s 100 percent still the case. I don’t know how Katie can still like Bay and Emmett together. I’m like the only person in America who shares this belief that Bay and Emmett should not get back together, because he cheated on her and that’s awful. But I’m the only one – cast [and] crew included and people who watch the show. So I stand alone pretty much. [Laughs]

Head over to TV Line to read the full interview!