New photos up in the Gallery of Katie last night at the 2013 TCA Winter Press Tour.
Katie Leclerc is mostly vegetarian as Daphne on “Switched at Birth,” which returns to ABC Family with new episodes Jan. 7, and she’s been heading in that direction off screen as well. “I eat very little red meat, no pork for about a year and a half now,” she says, adding that she’s also investigating a gluten-free diet after seeing how it helped her nine-year-old nephew. The boy is “borderline Asperger’s,” and after eating gluten-free and dairy-free for a week, he was able to hold a phone conversation with her for the first time. “It helped with his focus and attention. I was elated.”
Leclerc and her boyfriend Ryan recently adopted a deaf dog, though they weren’t aware of that until they brought him home and he wasn’t responding to them or other dogs. For Leclerc, who has partial hearing loss and plays a deaf character on “Switched,” that wasn’t a problem. “We taught him sign language, signs for lie down, get the ball, eat, water. He knows about 20 signs now,” she reports, calling the one and a half year-old Australian cattle dog, named Gus, “our pride and joy.”
AWESOME news – The Confession, the Hallmark movie Katie did, has an airdate of May 19th!