New Interview of Grant O’Rourke with Access Hollywood   2 comments

Here’s new Grant O’Rourke interview with Access Hollywood


From Access Hollywood:

It took some convincing (and the young Willie to volunteer first), but Rupert MacKenzie is in on the plan to help Claire and Murtagh rescue Jamie on “Outlander.”

“I think it speaks of the evolved loyalty, I guess, that they have towards them or the affection that they have towards them that they would do that,” Grant O’Rourke, who plays Rupert, told Access Hollywood of Rupert and Angus agreeing to put their lives on the line to help.

Read the interview after the jump What has it been like to go on to the stage after doing ‘Outlander’ and being heavy into that [TV production] for such a long time? Has it sort of felt a bit freeing?
Grant O’Rourke:
It’s been almost about 18 months since I was last on stage. I was actually on stage – in a play – when I found out I was doing ‘Outlander,’ so that was 12 months of shooting and to get back on the stage now, it’s great to get in a rehearsal room, it’s great to be creative all day every day. It’s very tiring as well, in a completely different way, but obviously when you’re on set, about 15-20 percent of your day is being creative so you spend a lot of time hanging about, but there’s certainly not hanging about in this play at all. It’s kind of the complete opposite end of the spectrum. It’s exhausting (laughs). I can’t wait to get back on set.

Access: [Did] doing Season 1 of ‘Outlander’ help you out at all because it seemed like it was a bit of an endurance test, especially filming outdoors? It’s not often that you film, braving the elements and having to do those kind of long days.
Yeah, it is an endurance test, but it’s more about your concentration. I mean, in Scotland, you’re kind of used to that weather. It’s no big shakes, to be honest, and we’re very well looked after, so really, it was just about keeping the focus together and keeping the creative juices flowing, I guess, so that you’re always ready to work.

Access: You say in Scotland you’re used to that weather, but you get to choose to go indoors when you want to in your own personal life. We spoke with Caitriona a while back and she mentioned how cold it is and how the weather would change and how some of the costumes you guys are in aren’t necessarily the warmest attire compared to the crew in their jackets.
Well, to be fair, Caitriona kind of had it much harder than all of us anyways, costume-wise. My costume’s very comfortable and it’s also very warm as well, so I can tell you, if you spoke to any of the other guys and they’re complaining about the weather, I can officially give you an exclusive — that they’re all a bunch of wusses (laughs). It’s not that bad. There was one day we were filming up near Aviemoor and it was particularly cold. I put a jacket on that day, but generally it’s never been that bad.

Access: Now obviously Rupert and Angus are so much fun to watch on screen. Did you and Stephen have a chemistry test?
No, not at all. I met Stephen [Walters, who plays Angus] after I’d been cast, when we were up at the stables together. I think, you know, Stephen has to take a lot of the credit for that. I mean, he’s a genuinely lovely person and he’s one of these people that, you know, the world [is] a better place for him being in it. He loves people and he’s always kind of – he especially loves sort of like one on one conversations with people. He’s always off in the distance talking to someone constantly… and we bonded over talking about football and we both have little boys that are about the same age as well, so we get on, pretty well and I think he’s easy to work with just because he’s such a good actor and he’s such a nice guy.

Read the rest of the interview here at the source

2 responses to “New Interview of Grant O’Rourke with Access Hollywood

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  1. Good to hear from Grant O’Rourke. Everybody loves Rupert.

  2. Reblogged this on Ana Fraser Lallybroch Blog.

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