How is Marlee Matlin’s character related to yours?
Constance Marie: She’s my best friend and the best part for my character is that I had to play a woman who has been signing for twelve years of her life and I didn’t know anything. Cut to sign language boot camp and a tutor and heating my arm and icing my arm. It’s like dancing with the stars for your arm. It’s amazing. Because I was a dancer it was sort of easy for me, or well, not easy, but I had a way to go there, being able to bridge the hearing world, the signing world, the deaf world is amazing.
Katie Leclerc: It’s a great representation of the deaf community and I think it’ll be very strong for the deaf world to have this show and for the hearing community to see that it’s really not that different.
Constance Marie: And how cool would it be to be able to tell a secret to your mom or your friend from across the room about someone and nobody knows. I could sign to Marlee Matlin from across this room and she would know exactly what I’m talking about.
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