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Lea Thompson

Interview with Lea Thompson of "Switched at Birth" on ABC Family 8/28/12

ABC Familyís Q&A Session with Lea Thompson Ė SWITCHED AT BIRTH

Moderator: Has Switched at Birth given you maybe a new fan base, or a larger fan base now that thereís much younger viewers?

L. Thompson: Yes, itís been really exciting connecting with a different demographic. Itís also really beautiful for me to get a tweet that says, ďOh, my God Kathryn Kennish is mom, I just saw her in this movie Back to the Future. She plays Lorraine Baines.Ē Itís like the opposite, theyíre discovering my older work, and I really enjoy it. And I also think that this program, the networkís targeted toward teenage girls and their mothers but thereís also men that really like to watch the show with their families. But I think that itís a really important thing to do a show. I think teenagers, or girls are so complicated and so hard to navigate, and I feel really proud to be part of a program that in some way helps young women have a voice and deal with issues and think about things in a productive way. And I really love that I have that fan base, because I have two teenage daughters, well not anymore, one of themís 21 and oneís 17, but I just lived through those years and I know how they need good role models and ways of speaking about issues with their moms and sometimes, when you see it on TV, itís a great way to talk about things. So Iím really happy to have this new group of fans and Iím really excited about the show.

Moderator: Like many of your previous characters Kathryn is a very strong, determined woman, and Iím wondering in what ways do you see yourself in her?

L. Thompson: Well, whatís very interesting for me about Kathryn is that, sheís a woman who had this insulated life, her husband was a famous baseball player, sheís always had a lot of money and lived in a good neighborhood and thought she had figured it out and done everything perfectly, and then she realizes that she made a terrible mistake and she took the wrong baby home from the hospital and didnít even know it. So it kind of shocks her into meeting new people and to reaching out and to hanging out with people she never thought she would and learning sign language. Her world is expanding and also, at the same time, her children are getting older and she realizes what is she going to do with the rest of her life, so she goes and sheís writing this book and all of a sudden becoming kind of a career woman, which is changing her whole life.
So I kind of relate to that because both of my kids are now older, and that weird feeling you have when youíve been concentrating on being a mother for so long. Iíve always been working, Iíve always had a career, but now they donít need me in the same way and I have to try to figure out what to do with the rest of my life. So thatís one way that I really relate to Kathryn Kennish.

Moderator: I was wondering if you could talk a little bit about how life changes for Kathryn, and Kathryn and John specifically, once she has the fame of being a best-selling author.

L. Thompson: Well, I think itís one of those things where youíve been married for a long time and then all of a sudden the person that you thought you knew everything about changes and your perspective on them changes. Kathryn is just coming into her own, sheís getting a voice of her own, and I think she was always a little more subservient or something to her husband in terms of his fame and him having all the limelight, and now sheís got a little bit of limelight, and it definitely shakes things up. And thatís a really interesting lesson to learn about marriage, is that, and Iíve been married for 23 years, and so things change and you have to adjust to that. And in a lot of ways itís great. It adds a new spice to your marriage.

And so I think thereís a lot of ups and downs within their marriage, and also thereís a young lawyer thatís helping them with the case against the hospital and he takes a little bit of shine to Kathryn, which is so surprising to her, she hasnít really thought of herself that way for a long time, so thatís also kind of a shock to their marriage, I think. But D.W. Moffett, who plays my husband, is such a wonderful actor and I have such a great time working with him, I love everything he does, so itís kind of fun to have conflict and get to act with him that way.

Moderator: Another source of conflict might be Angelo. Can you talk a little bit about how that changes the dynamic as well and how Kathryn reaches out and is there for Bay, and Daphne too, through this?

L. Thompson: When I first read the pilot I really thought that Kathryn was the bad guy, I really did. I thought ďOh, here she is this entitled rich lady.Ē And then I said it to Lizzy Weiss and she was like, no, I love her, and so I had to completely change my idea of her. She really is an amazing person. She is the glue that holds this whole new family together. Sheís the one that really tries to put her prejudice and her comfort zone aside in order to make everything work and make everyone get along. Angelo, sheís never really trusted Angelo, but for Bayís sake she has to try to make it work. And she is definitely like me, if I find another person in my family Iím like ďYay, letís bring them in, letís try to include everybody,Ē and Iím a real big family person so I can really relate to that about Kathryn, even though deep down she does not trust Angelo. Heís just too charming. I think itís much harder on John because he really realizes that heís not Bayís father on some level and thatís very, very difficult for him.

Moderator: Iíve spoken with most of your cast mates, and Iíve heard so much about your pillows, way back in the beginning and how much they meant to everybody, everybody mentioned it, so Iím curious how did you get that idea and how did you decide who got what kind of pillow?

L. Thompson: Oh, thatís so funny. I forgot about that. I donít know. I just remember, when you get into your creepy little dressing room youíre like I want a nice, clean, soft pillow to rest on, so I just bought these. And I also thought, I got these little fuzzy pillows with little animals on them, and I just looked at them, and I knew the actors, not that well, but I also thought, what would Kathryn, when they were little kids, especially for the kids, how would she see them, and thereís something goofy about my character in kind of a lovable way, sheís very sincere. And so thatís so sweet that they mentioned the pillows. I just thought that that was a good present, better than flowers, because it would keep lasting for the whole run of the show.

Moderator: I love that Kathryn had that romantic moment with the younger lawyer, because Iím 36 so I grew up with you in sexy roles, I think thatís how most people think of you, and Iím curious what do you like better, whatís more fun, playing a mom or playing the sexy roles?

L. Thompson: Well, moms are sexy, thatís how they got into that predicament in the first place. (laughs)

Moderator: Good answer. Good answer.

L. Thompson: And Iíve been playing moms, you know, since I was 21, so itís just different aspects of moms. But I do like the idea of representing the honest truth about women in that they are mothers but they also still have some spark left in them and they still have a lot of drama and excitement, I mean, everyone knows that. So I just really like playing real people or well-rounded characters, and that usually includes romance and all of that. I like that they let me do that, have that moment, because I always tease, we all tease Constance Marie because she has such gorgeous men all the time. And Iím like, you are definitely a fantasy for all those housewives out there, to imagine that they could have this line-up of hunks all going, please love me, please love me. Sheís the luckiest girl on TV, Iíve got to say.

Moderator: Do you enjoy dramatic or comedy more? And has comedy always come easy to you?

L. Thompson: No, comedyís the hardest thing in the world. But one of the things I really love about Switched at Birth is that D.W. Moffett, Constance Marie, and I are well known for our comedy chops and the fact that Lizzy Weiss cast us was, I thought, a really great sign for the future, because there is a light touch to Switched at Birth, I think. And Iím not really fond of people who donít have a sense of humor, so I like that our characters, even though thereís a lot of drama and a lot of crying and getting angry and all that, there is still a light touch and a sense of comedy and that all the characters do have a sense of humor, and of course Vanessa Marano is hilarious, sheís like the funniest person I know, she plays Bay on the show, and so thatís one of the things I like about the show. And those procedurals or cop procedurals, I think Iíd really have a hard time doing that because everyoneís so serious all the time. At least we get to kind of make fun of ourselves, which is just how I like people to be in general. I hope that answers your question.

Moderator: What do you find the most challenging?

L. Thompson: On the show? The most challenging thing is learning the sign language, and not just learning the sign language but translating the sign language because it doesnít exactly translate, which is something everyone should always know about other languages, is that thereís no perfect, direct translation. So when weíre trying to take lines that weíre speaking and signing theyíre usually different, youíre not saying exactly what youíre saying, so that becomes challenging and learning the sign language. And of course if you do it too much when youíre not used to it, it hurts your hands and arms.

Moderator: Do your daughters watch Switched at Birth? And what do they think of the show?

L. Thompson: My daughters love ABC Family and they love the show. And theyíre always squealing, and itís really fun, we all get in my bed and watch the show, which is really fun. I love that itís a show that they like to watch. Theyíre 17 and 21, and theyíre both actresses, and so itís just great. And theyíre fans of all the actors and they geek out, and itís really, really awesome.

Moderator: There are so many twists and turns on Switched at Birth, do the writers let you know whatís going on ahead of time, or do you find out these surprises as you get each script?

L. Thompson: They do not tell us what is going to happen ever. And the only reason that Lizzy Weiss, the creator, doesnít tell us is because she loves watching us go, Oh, I canít believe that happened. She really just literally gets some kind of sadistic pleasure out of it, I donít know, and so it makes for fun. And also always the re-dos, because we always do a re-do, itís always really fun, sometimes we donít get the script until right when weíre going to read it through and so weíre right there. Whatís nice about it is that we can understand how much fun it is for the fans to discover these things as they happen.

Moderator: Thatís awesome that you guys are kind of experiencing it in a way kind of like we are as watching it.

L. Thompson: Exactly, exactly. And you know, I donít know how she does it, I donít know how they come up with such fantastic surprises all the time, but they do, they do. They keep everybody interested. And thereís always some kind of new fabulous, gorgeous guy coming on the show, which we all appreciate.

Moderator: Your character, Kathryn, has a daughter who was switched at birth and now in real life how would you react and how would you handle it if you found out one of your real daughters had been switched at birth?

L. Thompson: Well, thatís a tough question. I think I probably would react in a lot of the same ways as Kathryn. I think I would try to get to know my daughter and get to know her world. I love family. I love the idea of family. And I try to do whatever I can to keep my family close to the rest of my family, so I think it would be so difficult. One of the things that Kathryn deals with is that she made a terrible mistake. She didnít know that she was taking the wrong baby home. She didnít recognize her own baby. So her whole idea of what a good mother she is, is totally rocked. And I can relate to that. I think a lot of women blame themselves for everything, and so I think Kathryn really blames herself, but she instantly loves the daughter she gave birth to, and certainly loves the daughter that she raised. What I think is interesting about the show is how they stay in their families, they stay with the people that they were raised by. Even though we live together we stay pretty close to the people we raised, which I think is really how it would be. And even though people donít know somebody that was switched at birth, most families have some contact with either someone who was adopted or they were adopted and then they meet their parents, or they have egg donors, or theyíre step-children. Our idea of what is family is always evolving and is it nature or is it nurture, so I think thatís what makes the show so viable and interesting to people, one of the things.

Moderator: We were talking about your daughters, youíve got a daughter named Zoey that starred on Disney Channel in several episodes of Suite Life playing Maya.

L. Thompson: Right.

Moderator: Will we be seeing her back on Disney Channel any time soon?

L. Thompson: I donít know. She just did a movie called Beautiful Creatures thatís coming out in February with Jeremy Irons and Emma Thompson, and my other daughter, Madelyn Deutch, is doing a movie called The Wild Ride, about the Kentucky Derby, with Skeet Ulrich. So theyíre both acting. I hope theyíre going to be on the Disney Channel soon, but I donít know. Theyíre both working now.

Moderator: Zoey was incredible on The Suite Life and she takes right after her mother as a great actress.

L. Thompson: Oh, bless your heart. Thank you so much. Iíll tell her you said that.

Moderator: Would you return to Broadway? And if so, what role would you play today?

L. Thompson: I would love to. And the one part, which I would never get, is Iíd love to play Mama Rose in Gypsy, you know that great part, thatís one part Iíd like to play. But you know what, I love acting on stage, so I sure hope I get another great part. I did Sally Bowles in Cabaret on Broadway for many months, and that was one of the great experiences of my life. They actually let me sing a little tiny bit in Switched at Birth this season, whatever part of the season thatís coming up.

Moderator: How do you think Mikhail Baryshnikovís Simon Cowell comment to you about your dancing shaped your life today?

L. Thompson: Well, Mikhail Baryshnikov, I was auditioning for ABT and he said, ďWeíd love to have you, youíre a lovely dancer, but youíre too stocky.Ē And then I was very sad because I was very thin, and then I quit dancing. I just walked out and I quit dancing, and then I became an actress right away. So it definitely changed my life for the positive, because Iím by far a way more successful actress than I would have been as a dancer. The main thing I got from that was that whatever doesnít kill you makes you stronger, but also that sometimes the thing you think is the worst thing in your life is actually the best thing. So itís an important thing to try to remember when youíre in the depths of some kind of horrible depression, that whatever happened to you might be the best thing that ever happened to you. You just never know, thereís always a greater plan and weíre perhaps not wise enough to know what it is.

Moderator: What has been the most challenging aspect of being a mom in todayís generation with social media and technology, Lea?

L. Thompson: Well, I donít really know how to be a mom in any other way, but Iíve tried to stay up on things so that I could know what my kids were talking about and what theyíre doing online and Facebook and Twitter and all that stuff and understanding why they like it, and then understanding what to warn them about. But I think itís always been hard to stay honest with your kids and warn them of the real consequences to the things that they do. I think itís easy for them to forget, or not want to know the consequences of what theyíre going to do. But I think ... for me when I inform them of the real problems and the real dangers of whatís going on, I think they get it and itís only when you donít understand that theyíre, I donít know, for me I just was really honest with them about why they shouldnít post a picture of themselves doing this or doing that, you know. But itís a different world, and no oneís really sure about how it all ends up. But if you use these kinds of things in a positive way, then they can be useful to you in creating community and work.

Moderator: How has the cast relationship has evolved over the past couple of seasons?

L. Thompson: Theyíre just the best people. I just love them. Constance makes me laugh every day. Vanessa is the funniest, smartest girl, we call her 911, and we always go, ďThirty years in the business,Ē like pretending weíre smoking a cigar. Sheís just so professional and so interested and so smart and funny, witty. And then Lucas Grabeel has got this heart of gold, heís so talented. Itís such a joy I get to sing a tiny little song with him in the show, and it was like such a great moment for me. Heís a very special person. And then D.W. Moffettís hilarious and we just get along like a house on fire. And then Katie Leclerc is the most beautiful, funniest, kindest person I know, so I feel really blessed.

The young girls, you know, this is a hit show, we won awards, itís getting a lot of attention, and theyíve never let it go to their heads. Theyíre just professional, happy to have a job, committed, but not difficult to work with. We all come in, if we have to cry we donít have to make things difficult for each other, we just cry. But when you have to go to work and you have to work for 12 hours and youíre in a relationship that could last for many, many years itís such a blessing to be with such nice people. I really couldnít ask for a better crew, and especially because weíre doing drama itís really fun that everyoneís got a nice sense of humor.

Moderator: Certainly technology has evolved over the years. And you also, of course, mentioned Twitter a lot, Iím wondering, if Twitter was around during your Some Kind of Wonderful days or Back to the Future days is that something that you think you would get more instant feedback from fans, or would you have liked to communicate with fans that way, or were you maybe more private?

L. Thompson: That was a definitely different time, and I think this is the same for ridiculously famous people, you were separated from your fans. You werenít supposed to talk to them for fear youíll say something stupid, which I do every day. But it always felt uncomfortable to me. I really like people. I really like getting a sense of the pulse of whatís going on and what theyíre feeling.

I like Twitter because most of the time people are pretty kind and itís not anonymous really, so people arenít that gross thing when people are anonymous hiding behind a fake name. Itís just not natural. Itís wrong. If people are going to say something, do you know what I mean, they should say it. Itís bad enough if you canít look at someone in the eye, but if theyíre just saying mean things and hiding behind a fake name itís very cowardly. But Twitter doesnít feel like that. It feels like people are generally polite, and so I enjoy that interaction and I enjoy Instagram even more than Facebook and all that. I actually get business done. I was doing radio interviews today, and one of them, we missed one. And he tweeted me like, ďAre you okay?Ē and then I was like ďOh, Iím sorry we missed you,Ē and I got his number and I called him. So I didnít make an enemy. I kept an interview, so itís actually a really interesting way to communicate.

Does that answer your question? Also, sometimes famous people that I know, theyíll communicate with me and weíll say hey, and theyíll say, do you want to do this charity, and Iíll say, oh, sure. And itís a really good way to communicate, I think, at least right now for me.

Moderator: Iím hoping since Eric Stoltz has been working on Glee a little bit with doing some directing he may coerce you somehow to come over and do an episode so we can hear some more singing from you too.

L. Thompson: Oh, I would ... any day, yes, that would be awesome. I love Glee and I love Eric. And I think itís really funny that heís a director, but I guess we all grew up. Iím a director too. Thank you, though. You tell him to put me on that show.

Moderator: Oh, heís on Twitter, you tell him.

L. Thompson: I know. I have talked to him on Twitter, thatís true.

Moderator: Around the office here we have a consensus, we think Kathryn might be the best mom on TV right now as far as whatís realistic, but also sheís really good at it, sheís got a lot of stuff coming her way. So I imagine for an actress portraying that character itís kind of a responsibility. Do you have fans who ask you for parenting advice and how do you respond to that?

L. Thompson: I think she is a nice mom, Kathryn, because I think she really tries to open up her mind and really see the kidsí point of view. Like I was saying earlier in the interview I thought she was the bad guy at first, but then I realized she wasnít. I think she also has a really soft and deep love for people, and compassion, so I think those are qualities that weíd all like in a mom. And in terms of parenting advice, I personally have two children, so I have nothing but respect and admiration for moms. I know what a difficult job it is. So more than advice I usually just have empathy for other moms and how much you have to grow as your children grow and how you have to keep accepting them as different people. As they get older and older you have to accept them as they change and realize that they have their own path and that theyíre not like just an extension of you, that they are actually real, whole people that have their own journey, and you know that can be really hard to do. It means that you have to keep growing as they grow. So I guess thatís my advice, but I donít know. You make a lot of mistakes you have to forgive yourself for too when youíre a mom, because youíre just a person yourself. But itís interesting, Iíve been playing a mom since I was 21, and moms are just people, theyíre all different and they have different ways of doing it.

Moderator: I know from experience that the ABC Family audience, theyíre sort of in a league of their own as far as their fandom, and Iím curious if you can share with us one or two of your most touching or surprising fan interactions since you started Switched.

L. Thompson: Recently I was on the beach with my kids and my neighbor, her daughter canít hear -- she has several other disabilities, but one of them being that she canít hear -- and now sheís about 11 and sheís been my neighbor and Iíve watched this little girl growing through these really intense disabilities, and as soon as she started being able to sign she could come out, her personality could come out. And she recognized me because she loves Switched at Birth because thereís sign language in it. And it really brought tears to my eyes to see her and all the other little girls on the beach who are now learning sign language and learning it from Switched at Birth so they can communicate with this little girl who was stuck in her own little world, which was very frustrating to her. But now she can communicate that she wanted a picture of me that she can take back to her school so she could show off that she knew the mom from Switched at Birth, and it was really touching to me.

So itís mostly been about that, about how the sign language and the fact that weíre dealing with these issues that these people have been facing without a show to help them out with it, or to make it okay to be deaf and to make it okay to try to communicate with someone even though you donít know sign language exactly, youíre trying, and thatís all that matters, I think thatís been a really effective and beautiful experience for a lot of people who felt alone. Thatís been the most beautiful thing about this show. It really is speaking to an underserved community of people who are deaf or hard of hearing and making other people understand about sign language and interested in learning it themselves.

Moderator: Is there any specific guest star youíd like to see on the show?

L. Thompson: Brad Pitt, Andrew Garfield. Well, weíre so lucky to have Gilles, and weíve had such amazing guest stars. We had Meredith Baxter playing my mother. I hope she comes back. I thought she was amazing. And let me think, as the show grows and is on longer weíll get more and more interesting people. I canít think of anybody that we should get. Iím sorry. The skyís the limit.

Moderator: Is there anybody that regardless of whether they would guest star on the show, though, that youíd really love to work with, even actors or directors? Iím guessing Brad Pitt.

L. Thompson: Well, Iím going to go do a movie called Ping Pong Summer, it sounds like a weird title, but Susan Sarandonís going to be in it with me and Iím a big fan of hers so Iím really excited to be working with her. Itís always like Christmas for me, itís like a surprise and I get to work with such wonderful actors. But I think if I ever could work with Meryl Streep, whoís in my opinion the greatest actress of our time, I would love that. That would be the most amazing thing, because everything she does is so inspiring. Apparently if you really need someone to cry in acting class, a girl, you just say Meryl Streep and they cry, ďIíll never be as good.Ē But I donít feel that way. I just feel like if I could just act with her, because when youíre acting with somebody you experience them in a completely different way and itís always profound. Some part of them kind of joins you and itís awesome. So thatís my answer, my long-winded answer, Meryl Streep.

Moderator: Have there been any plot lines that you might have wished went in another direction, or do you have any ideas about how youíd like any of the current plot lines to go?

L. Thompson: I do have my ideas. I think the whole book thing kind of came from me, because sometimes you give the writer a little bit of an idea of what you think, and I was really interested for the people who watch the show in exploring the idea of a woman whose kids are getting older and sheís spent her whole life kind of being a housewife and being second to the husband and the kids and the house and just being kind of service and all of a sudden she realizes what is she going to do with the rest of her life now that the kids are getting older. And so I talked about that because I feel that myself with my kids being older, and I said, you know, it would be interesting to see how she blossoms that way. And they came up with the idea of the book and that she wants to have a career of her own.

So I like that plot line and I like the idea that Kathryn is getting a little more Bohemian and a little looser and her world view is opening up a lot, and I like that. I think some of the plot lines I would like to have they wonít do because the character of Kathryn and John, their marriage is very important to the network, so I would like them to have really big problems in their marriage, but I donít think thatís going to happen.

Moderator: Too much drama, huh?

L. Thompson: I think they like our relationship, and we do have a really great relationship and we do have great chemistry. I mean, I think we have really good chemistry, D.W. and I, as actors.

Moderator: Oh, you do. You definitely do. And the last thing, do you have any preference about how Bay and Emmettís story is going to go?

L. Thompson: I donít. I think what he did was so terrible I donít think Kathryn would want them to get back together, but she is pretty accepting. And Emmett has been really trying. Heís been really feeling bad about it. Trust me, I donít know. They donít tell us whatís going to happen.

Moderator: Switched at Birth is on a Disney owned network. Would you consider doing other Disney projects, and what would be your dream Disney project that youíd love to do?

L. Thompson: My dream Disney project that I would love to do, I would love to be a singing voice in one of the animated movies. I never have done that. And I love singing. I would love to be some kind of grand singing witch or something, you know? So that would be mine, something that I could sing in Disney. I think they do those movies so well and I remember my children always having to have the Beauty and the Beast dress, and The Little Mermaid. The Little Mermaid was my favorite movie of theirs and so it just has a really strong place in my heart. I think that some kind of singing role for a Disney animated movie would be my dream.

Moderator: Maybe they can create you a new character, Princess Lea.

L. Thompson: Perhaps. Instead of Leia, I could be Lea.

Moderator: What are some other things that surprised you about your character?

L. Thompson: I love Lizzy Weiss, the creator and the main writer on the show, I love that she sees both sides of the coin all the time. Sheís a very interesting person. She should kind of be a lawyer or a debate artist, because she can definitely see both sides of the argument and write them so that theyíre both right, and thatís a beautiful thing for an actor and for a person to think about. So thereís been a few surprises. Iím actually surprised at how inclusive she is and Iím surprised that when she gets mad sometimes she lets me get really mad and Iím surprised at that, and Iím really surprised at how she can grow. She definitely has grown a lot. Thereís been a really good arc for her character, and for someone whoís been so sheltered and her world has been very small and closed in, sheís got an ability to move outside of the box and write her book, I mean, this crazy thing of writing her own book, thatís crazy. I wish I would get to that. I wish Lea Thompson would do that. So that was a big surprise. And of course at the end of these eight episodes thereís a big surprise at the trial that Kathryn does that I was very surprised about.

Moderator: What is one surprising thing that you, being in Hollywood that other people might not about that kind of world?

L. Thompson: One of the interesting things is that the more that Iíve seen the more famous you get the more miserable you get. Itís a very hard world to live in and I think itís even worse now with everybody having a camera. I think that that and if you believe your own publicity itís just misery. Those are some of the things Iíve learned in Hollywood.

Also, honestly, if you do good things, good work, work that youíre proud of from your own perspective, from inside your own self, it doesnít matter if five people see it or a million people see it. If you do good work the way it feels inside of you is no different. Itís completely the same. And every single little decision you make, every single time that youíre nice to people as opposed to being mean to people, it all adds up to how you feel about yourself and how happy you are. So thatís a surprise, because from the outside it seems like youíre only happy when youíre successful, but the truth is youíre only happy when youíre doing good work and being a good person. So those are surprises in Hollywood. Does that make any sense?

Moderator: Oh yes.

L. Thompson: Having been in Hollywood for 30 years, thatís how I perceive it. Itís like anything, though, what you put into it is what you take out of it. I just feel like Iíve been always interested in doing good work no matter what the medium is or how much money Iím making or how many people are going to see it, and thatís paid off for me.

L. Thompson: Also about the book! Kathryn Kennish wrote it, not me, but the character of Kathryn Kennish wrote this book, which is very interesting, especially for big fans of Switched at Birth, and itís out today in various online places. I have my own copy. But for big Switched at Birth fans itís very interesting and nicely written. So there you go, I talked about the book.

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