NEW Interview with Richard Rankin from Showbiz Junkies   1 comment

Here is a NEW Interview with Richard Rankin from Showbiz Junkies

From Showbiz Junkies:

There’s a new man on Starz’ Outlander. Fans of Sam Heughan and Tobias Menzies have already taken a liking to Richard Rankin as Roger in his brief appearance during season two. Season three is where Outlander really gets into Brianna (Sophie Skelton) and Roger’s storyline from the Diana Gabaldon books.

The cast of Outlander was at a Television Critics Association event for Starz and Showbiz Junkies sat down with Rankin one-on-one to talk about his increasing role in the show. Outlander returns September 10, 2017 on Starz.

More after the jump!

This might sound crazy but a fan actually wanted me to ask why you went with a beard instead of clean-shaven for Roger?

Richard Rankin: “Well, the truth is that wasn’t my choice. There was a series of photographs and things done where I went into makeup/costume tests. I think it may have been Ron (Moore). I’m not entirely sure but someone didn’t like the clean-shaven look for Roger so we went with a beard. There were many variations of that beard so I think they just felt it was more fitting with the period, this academic, this one assistant professor would more likely be fuzzy than not I suppose.”

What was the scene you auditioned with?

Richard Rankin: “Oh, there were many, many, many auditions. I had audition scenes with Claire, audition scenes with Brianna, a mixture of the two and they were all crucial scenes which have yet to come, actually. There weren’t many scenes that I auditioned with that were in season two and most of them weren’t even in season three. So, I think they just wanted to get a good sense of where we may go with the characters. A lot of them were spread out over the books rather than already adapted scenes for television.”

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  1. Looking forward to his Roger MacKenzie role in Outlander Season 3. He gave a very candid interview, very indepth. I love his beard.

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