*New* Ron D. Moore Talks About The Casting of *SPOILER*   1 comment

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*SPOILERS FOR SEASON 2 PLEASE DO NOT READ AFTER THE JUMP IF YOU HAVEN’T READ DRAGONFLY IN AMBER* 

Spoilers after the jump! 

In an interview at PaleyFest with E!, Ron D. Moore discussed the casting of Brianna Fraser, Roger Wakefield and Fergus Fraser. Here’s what he had to say:

“We have not cast them yet,” Moore told us. “It’s a long chain that gets you to finding the actors, as we went through with Cait [Balfe] and Sam [Heughan]. Sometimes you find them right away, sometimes you have to keep looking.”

As for what Moore and the casting director are looking for when they’re casting, he couldn’t give us a list of requirements.

“There’s no one particular thing that you’re looking for in any of these roles, except that when they get on camera, they kind of become that character and they lose themselves in the role,” he told us. “It’s just one of those things that you just know it when you see it. When you see the tape, you just sort of sit up and go, ‘Oh my god!'”

“It makes a big difference,” he continued. “It’s an ineffable quality that the right actor with the right role can sort of bring to the show.”

That was how Heughan and Balfe were both cast, though Balfe arrived on the scene much later than Heughan.

“You know the story we always told in the first season was Cait’s scene where she’s on the horse and he falls off, and her line is, “Help, stop, he’s going over,” Moore said. “We heard that line so many times we wanted to cut it from the show, but when Cait did it, we all suddenly just were engaged in that scene again. We all just went, “Oh my god, there she is. That’s Claire.”

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