Freeform’s Stitchers cast made the trek to San Diego for the 2017 Comic Con, participating in a Q&A with fans and then, in a less hectic setting, answering questions from the media. Emma Ishta and Kyle Harris were paired up for interviews in which the onscreen couple discussed Kirsten and Cameron’s relationship and other season two happenings. Stitchers airs on Mondays at 9pm ET/PT.
How does Kirsten process betrayal?
Emma Ishta: “I think it takes her a little more time to process things and get over things than the average person. Eventually I think she’ll come around, but she’s still figuring out things. And even if she is much better than say she was last season, it takes time.”
Is it more difficult to play her when she’s learning to handle the emotions or when she was emotionless?
Emma Ishta: “I think when she was emotionless because it’s not natural to not respond and to not react. But, I really enjoyed that and I kind of miss that challenge sometimes.”
Kyle Harris: “I don’t miss it because I get to act off emotions. I know what you’re doing and you’re doing a great job, but I get nothing out of this robot girl.”
How is Cameron approaching rebuilding the trust?
Kyle Harris: “Slowly. He’s on his apology tour, you know? He’s a very patient guy – more patient than I would be, and to her credit she has a very valid excuse to be upset with him. I think he basically kind of has to prove to himself through Maggie that we’ve got to get answers and we’ve got to get her back or else I’m not doing this. So, that’s kind of where he challenges her and says, ‘Look, I don’t need your permission to be with Kirsten. I don’t need your permission to do anything so you’ve got to tell me what the higher purpose of all of this is or I’m out.’ When they kind of come to blows, she meets us halfway. I think that’s when she realizes that Cameron’s in it to win it with her. That’s what the fans are going to be excited to see. But also that’s a good moment for him to have some courage.”
What do you each love about the ‘Camsten’ relationship?
Emma Ishta: “It’s just really fun. We have a great time filming together. We get to do so much. For us, it’s where the heart of the show lives. And getting to play all the variations of like, ‘They love each other. They hate each other. They kind of like each other,’ it’s just fun, you know?”
Kyle Harris: “I think the softer they are, the goofier they are together, the more honest it is because that’s kind of how we are as two individuals, as actors. I think that resonates when you can see them having fun. I think we give off the vibe that, ‘Oh, they probably get along off set too.'”
Emma Ishta: “And we do. We have a great time together. We’ve been working together for almost four years.”
Kyle Harris: “Since the original pilot, yeah.”
Emma Ishta: “And we were the only two who went through the original pilot into a series.”
Kyle Harris: “We’ve had quite the journey. We can only hope for more.”
Is there anything in particular we should be watching out for in the upcoming episodes of season two that fans may catch but casual viewers may not? Is there an Easter egg?
Kyle Harris: “Yeah. I would say episode seven you have to watch it very closely or if not it’s one of those episodes where you’re going to want to go back because you’ll piece it together with what you know at the end. It’s one of those things where if you put a picture side-by-side, you will notice the differences if you look closely.”
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