Behind the scenes with Stevie (Emily Hampshire)


After six seasons of some of the sweetest television comedies, the finale of Schitt’s Creek aired Tuesday night and, boy, it was emotional.

In case you missed it (SPOILERS COMING SOON!), the day of the wedding of David Rose (Dan Levy) and Patrick Brewer (Noah Reid) is plunged into disarray by a rainstorm which cancels their penniless rider. So David’s mother, Moira (Catherine O’Hara) steps in to perform the ceremony, dressed in her best papal-inspired seam. After the big day, the family bid farewell to tears to Moira and Johnny (Eugene Levy) as they leave Schitt’s Creek for Hollywood so that Moira can return to her soap opera.

“The last scene we shot was the last scene on the show,” said Emily Hampshire, who plays Stevie, on BuzzFeed News’ Twitter program. AM to DM to promote his new Quibi project, 50 states of fear. “So you can see a lot in there. “

“It’s not just the characters… it’s also saying goodbye to us,” she said.

Hampshire, who has been part of the series since its debut in 2015, said filming the latest episodes was an emotional experience as the cast had become so close.

“You wish you had no heart because it was torn from your chest and released to die,” she joked.

After filming the wrapped film, Dan Levy even stole the entire cast from a villa in Tuscany for two weeks.

“It was bittersweet because I think we all realized how lucky we are to have been part of something that is so – like I say, I realize that people sometimes say that’s about the shows they’ve been on because you feel like you have to say “I’m so thankful” – but it’s true, “said Hampshire. “We are so grateful to have been part of this show. We really like the others. “

For Hampshire, the professional relationship and friendship between his character and Johnny when they work together at the motel are what he will miss most. “It’s this dynamic that I think is the most beautiful thing I’ve ever known,” she said.

She will also miss fans’ posts on how the series helped them when they were going through chemo or going out with their parents. “I feel like it is such a safe space for so many people,” she added.

“Dan, from the start, his mandate was,” There will be no homophobia at Schitt’s Creek “, and the city will never be the target of a joke,” she said. “I think that the environment and these characters gave birth to this show with a heart that does not sacrifice humor for that. It’s always super funny, but there is no way. It’s a good comedy. “

She also said she thought it was “strangely fortuitous” that the series now ends in the middle of the coronavirus pandemic.

“I get the impression that if people are – they are either quarantined with their family or they are quarantined alone and Schitt’s was one thing people said they reunited with their families, and single people said Schitt’s was their chosen family, “she said. “I think it’s perfect. “


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