Emma Ishta Talks #Camsten and Stitchers Summer Finale – Read the Q&A! (@EmmaIshta @ABCFamily)

EMMA ISHTA, KYLE HARRIS
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The summer finale of ABC Family’s newest drama series Stitchersis quickly approaching!

To get you excited, CelebSecrets4U sat down with Emma Ishtato get you the scoop on what’s to come from tonight’s episode.In our interview, Emmadiscusses Kirsten’s emotional development, her relationship with Cameron and whether or not we will finally have some answersabout the Stitchers program and Kirsten’s parents.

In tonight’s episode,the Stitchers team is on thedefense when Cameron (Kyle Harris) and Detective Fisher (Damon Dayoub) are targeted in a shooting. Kirsten’s (Emma Ishta) stitch leads them to Robert Barbiero (guest star Henry Rollins), a security expert who has worked with Maggie (Salli Richardson-Whitfield) in the past and was close to Kirsten’s mom. As Kirsten follows the clues that Ed Clark left her, she finds unexpected answers to long-held questions.

Make sure to read our Q&A with Emma below. The summer finale of Stitchersairs tonight at 9PM ET/PT on ABC Family.

CS4U: Stitchers has been renewed for a second season. Congratulations on that!

Emma Ishta:”Thank you!”

CS4U: Were you surprised at the response you received from your fans?

Emma Ishta:”Yeah, I mean I kind of…I didnt really have an expectation as to what the response would be, and I had people kind of say, well because of the demographic of the show its going to be interesting (laughs), so I guess I kind of thought about that, but I didnt really have an expectation. I didnt really know how much people would like it or if they would like it at all or if they wouldnt like it, so yeah, its just been really nice to see that people enjoy it so much.”

CS4U: As the show has progressed, you can see your character, Kirsten, kind of struggling to figure out her emotions from the stitches and from her own memories, will we start to see a more emotional Kirsten maybe in the finale or in season 2? Do you hope thats whats going to happen?

Emma Ishta:”I think so. I think that as shes gone through this season she has gone from being an unemotional person to very much an emotional person who doesnt really want to share her emotions. Its an uncomfortable thing for her so shes still struggling, like you said, with figuring that stuff out. I really hope that in the next season we see her come into her own as a human being and kind of get more comfortable with herself and who she is and where she comes from now that she has found out so much about herself and has gone through this emotional journey.”

CS4U: In yesterdays episode Future Tense, it seems like Liam might have an agenda, will we learn more abut that in the finale?

Emma Ishta: “Were not going to necessarily find out more about Liams agenda, but were going to find out the answer to a lot of other questions that have been building since the beginning of the season, and I think Liams agenda is probably going to come to light a little more in the second season.”

CS4U: Will we find out more about what happened with Kirstens parents and Ed Clark. Can we expect some answers?

Emma Ishta:”Absolutely. Yeah, absolutely. Were going to find out a lot about that.”

CS4U: Can you tease anything?

Emma Ishta:”I think if youve…if you watched the trailer for the final episode theres a point where she says I wasnt born with temporal dysplasia so were gonna find out how she got temporal dysplasia, when she got temporal dysplasia, which can be linked back to the episode with Dr. Sebastian Zuber when she was talking to him about her head injury. Some of that was lies but a lot of that was also truth, so were gonna find out how she got temporal and how all of this is linked to her parents. Theres going to be a lot that we find out.”

CS4U: Based on the temporal dysplasiadiscovery, how do you think thatis going to affect Kirsten going into that and knowing that this might not have been something she was born with?

Emma Ishta:”Well, I think it kind of feels like a little bit of a betrayal because so much of what happened in her life shes been lied to about and she hasnt known about, so I really think its going to change who she is as a person. Shes going to have to come to grips with all of that.”

CS4U: In the most recent episode and in the summer finale promo, you see Camerons body possibly in the corpse cassette. Can you tell us anything about that?

Emma Ishta:“His bodys going to be in the corpse cassette. Thats whats going to happen (laughs).”

CS4U: You cant foreshadow anything there?

Emma Ishta:”Well, I am going to tell you that what happens to Cameron will remain up in the air at the end of the episode. Were not going to know if hes even going to be in the second season.”

CS4U: We have a lot of #Camsten shippers out there. How do you guys, you and Kyle feel about that? Are you kind of hoping for a relationship between them if he comes back for season 2?

Emma Ishta:”I mean, I think you know as actors its sort of our job to remain impartial because its not really our decision where the characters go, and I think that as much as everyone wants them to be together right away, would that make for the best story? I dont know. I think it kind of needs to be teased out a little bit. I think theyre relationship has developed really nicely over the course of the season and were both looking forward to seeing where it goes in the second season. Certainly, we find out a lot about them in the finale of the season and I think that #Camsten fans will be happy to see that. But in terms of Kyle and I and where we want them to go, I think we kind of just have to trust in our characters and their journey and do our best to bring them to life. You cant be too attached to one thing as an actor because were not choosing where they are, where theyre journeying to.

CS4U: We have two very strong and independent women on the show with your character and with Camille. What are you hoping that female viewers take away from seeing this two women be themselves and work hard for what they want?

Emma Ishta:”I think its an important message. I hope that girls watch that and know that they can do anything they want to if they work hard enough and put their mind to it. Everyone is capable of thesame things. Except giving birth. Men cant give birth. Thats it (laughs).”

CS4U: What are your hopes for season 2?

Emma Ishta:”I really hope we get to explore the other characters histories and backgrounds and find out more about answers for more questions. Find out about Kirstens mom. Find out about her dad. Get more into what the Stitchers program was built for. I hope that the cases get bigger. That we finally see why this exists.”

CS4U: It seems like you guys have a lot of fun on set. What has it been like working with this cast?

Emma Ishta:“Great and we do have a lot of fun on set. I mean its just been a great experience. I think were very lucky to have a wonderful cast and crew. Everyone is kind and considerate. When youre working on a TV show, everybody works pretty long hours, like 12-14 hour days, which is actually for TV a very short day so were pretty lucky. You want to be working with people that you enjoy and everyone wants to keep the energy on set positive and happy and friendly. I have nothing bad to say about anyone.”

CS4U: Since we are CelebSecrets4U, can you share a secret that your fans might not know about you or maybe a secret about what goes on on set?

Emma Ishta:”What goes on on set? Well, we eat lots of cheetos (laughs). Yep, thats it. Kyle falls down a lot. Thats not a secret about me though. Im kind of like sharing his secrets. He falls a lot. Everyone can sing. Allison has a beautiful voice. I havent heardTeshbut he claims he can sing very well. Kyle, I mean, he’s been in like touring musicals. Sally is a fantastic singer and I can sing myself.”

CS4U: You should all do a musical.

Emma Ishta:”Exactly. Musical episode. Weve been pitching it for a while.”

Check out some clips and stills from tonight’s episode.

 

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