The up and coming actress stars as Kirsten in the upcoming ABC Family show, premiering on Tuesday, June 2nd.
Along with co-star Kyle Harris, the twosome opened up about their characters and relationship.
“Kirsten is a computer science grad student and she gets recruited by this covert government agency to hack into the brains of deceased people. She has this condition called temporal dysplasia that affects her in two different ways. The first way is it affects her ability to comprehend the passage of time, so every moment to her feels as if it’s always been there, like she’s constantly experiencing déjà vu,” Emma explained.
“And it also affects her ability to emotionally connect with herself with her own emotions and also with the emotions of other people. So throughout the season you see her become a part of this crazy program and how that affects her as a human being throughout the course of all the adventures they go on,” she continued.
Kyle added about Cameron, “[He's] the head of this Stitchers program that Kirsten is the subject in and you start to see his process. As soon as he meets Kirsten, his world is flipped upside down because now he’s got this beautiful girl inside of his lab that he has to navigate his emotions for, but at the same time feel responsible entirely for because, as you learn throughout the season, there are some things that went wrong in the past in this Stitchers programming and he vows to never have it happen again. So he’s just contemplating his emotions with Kirsten as are they romantic feelings or are they actually just overbearing parental feelings in a way because he’s got such a responsibility to protect her at all costs? You start to see him grow as more of a hero and guy as she pulls him out to the street and basically takes the crime fighting into their own hands and that’s sort of different.
And what about if they actually understand what they’re saying on the show with the technical dialogue?
“You look at it and you’re thinking, ‘oh, this is the procedural aspect of the show’ when you’re just sitting there spitting out information that it’s just all plot and all back story about what happened in the crime and what happens in the lab and where do we go from here,” Kyle shared. “And that’s the hard part of the job. I’m on a procedural show and we’ve got to give information, where the audience might just want to get to the chase.”
FYI: Emma is wearing a Rhea Costa dress.