Those anxiously awaiting the return of ABC Family’s Switched at Birth’s return in January will be interested to hear what Gilles Marini has to say about the rest of the season. His character’s sudden appearance in the finale was a major blow to Bay and Daphne’s characters and Gilles says the surprises won’t be stopping there.
TVLINE | You’re also back in production on ABC Family’s Switched at Birth. What can you share about the new episodes (arriving in early 2012)?[Season 1.5 picks up] the same day that we left off. This storyline that I have this year, it’s very ambiguous. You never know what my character is going to bring. He’s got a lot of skeletons in the closet. He’s trying to make all his mistakes go away. Will he make it happen? How many things are they going to find out about him? There’s a lot going on. I’m thrilled to play someone like that.
TVLINE | How is his relationship with his daughters, Daphne and Bay?
Very complicated. [The season picks up] the same day we pretty much met, so it’s very fresh. No one can bring a massive smile to their face. Obviously, Bay is opening up a bit because she’s the one who really has one piece missing. But she’s also going to put me in my place many times over. And I definitely have a nasty, nasty problem with Daphne, and it’s understandable. Let’s see how this father will finally, for the first time in his life, in his thirties, make it work. There’s obviously something he’s hiding. … I don’t think he’s evil by any means. He’s just very much lost. It’s a beautiful storyline for me to play.