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‘Switched at Birth’ Star Vanessa Marano Wasn’t a Fan of Her ‘Gilmore Girls’ Character

‘Switched at Birth’ Star Vanessa Marano Wasn’t a Fan of Her ‘Gilmore Girls’ Character


Before Vanessa Marano was Bay Kennish in ABC Family’s Switched at Birth, she was the kid that everyone hated from the Gilmore Girls.

The fan disproval of her character April Nardini didn’t spur from a poor acting job on Marano’s part or anything personal for that matter. It came from the fact that the 12-year-old character, who turned out to be Luke’s (Scott Patterson) daughter, was the reason behind the Luke/Lorelai breakup heard round the world.

Surprisingly enough, as a huge fan of the show herself, Marano wasn’t too big on April messing things up either. “That poor, poor 12-year-old fictional character was hated, which I get,” Marano recently told E! News. “I kind of hated April Nardini, too, as a fan of the show. She broke up Luke and Lorelai!”

Now, with news of the Netflix revival that broke earlier this week, fans have to wonder whether or not April will make an appearance in the series that will catch up with the Stars Hollow characters 8 years later. While she’s not sure whether or not she’ll be back yet, it definitely sounds like she’d be in, if approached. ” “I really hope they’re bringing my character back because I’m such a fan of the Gilmore Girls that…I just want to be able to nerd out more.”

So what say you Gilmore Girls fans? Would you mind seeing Marano’s character return to the revival series?

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Jasmine Alyce Jasmine is the Associate Editor/Reporter for FanBolt. She’s been obsessed with pop culture and entertainment news since the olden days of MTV’s ‘TRL’ and graduated in 2009 with her BA in Journalism. She’s a huge horror and sci-fi/fantasy fan and her favorite shows include: American Horror Story, Game of Thrones, Pretty Little Liars, Doctor Who, Bates Motel, Once Upon A Time and Scandal, to name a few.


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