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New Interview with the Crew of Outlander from Variety   1 comment

Here is a new Interview with The Crew of Outlander from Variety

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From Variety:

The cast and crew of “Outlander” traversed a narrative minefield in the seventh episode of Season 2, titled “Faith,” as Caitriona Balfe’s Claire Fraser was quickly forced to rebound from the despair of losing her baby to the high-stakes tension of an audience with King Louis XV (Lionel Lingelser), in which she attempted to earn freedom for her incarcerated husband, Jamie (Sam Heughan), as well as save the lives of her friend Master Raymond (Dominique Pinon) and nemesis Le Comte St. Germain (Stanley Weber).

Showrunner Ronald D. Moore explains how the pivotal “Star Chamber” scene came together through five key contributions behind the scenes as part of our Emmy season feature, Anatomy of a Scene.

More after the jump!

Toni Graphia, writer
The script was a delicate balancing act, according to Moore, and Graphia fought for it from the get-go. “We broke it together as a staff, and I think the element that we worked over the most and kept going back to and reworking was what happened within the Star Chamber itself, trying to make sure it was clear what everyone’s motivation was, why Claire was doing the things that she did. When you went to voiceover, what was the king’s motivation? What did Claire think was happening? When did Raymond put the poison in? There were a lot of mechanics involved in that scene, that just meant it got reworked several times before it was even drafted.”

“Toni’s first draft was really good. My big note for her for the second draft was, ‘it’s really not about Claire sleeping with the king.” That plays a pretty big element in the book; [Claire and Jamie] have a pretty big fight about it, but I said “for the TV show and for what we’re doing, nothing in this episode is as big as the loss of the baby. Go back and just dig deeper and make it about the loss of the baby.’ And she just took that note and embraced it, and dug really deep, and the second draft was amazing. I remember she was in Scotland and we were both there, and I just walked into the writer’s office and hugged her and kissed her and said, ‘oh my God, it’s a beautiful piece of work. I’m so proud of you.’ I’m still blown away by what she did. The second draft was just an amazing piece of writing.”

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  1. The adaptation of these books could not have been done by any other people. I applaud all that you collectively have brought forth. Many thanks from this fan.- PQLYR2

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