New interview and photoshoot of Sophie Skelton in ‘1883 Magazine’   2 comments

Here’s a new interview and photoshoot of Sophie Skelton in ‘1883 Magazine’

From 1883 Magazine

Since bursting onto our screens, Outlander has not only won a BAFTA but has also been nominated for an Emmy and an Oscar. It is due back on Amazon Prime Instant Video with Season 3 on September 10th and this week we were privileged to have a chat with one of its leading ladies.

But before there was Outlander, Sophie Skelton has had phenomenal success from very early on with roles in the sofa classics such as BBC’s Casualty to the lead role in action adventure miniseries, Ren(which gained her a best actress nomination!). It is this versatility that keeps audiences guessing what her next role could possibly be, and we didn’t miss this opportunity to discuss all of her upcoming projects.

 More photos and interview after the jump

Looking at all you have achieved this early on into your career it is impressive to say the least, what would be your highlight so far?

Well, firstly… thank you! I’ve been auditioning since I was 15 and working since I was 17 so it doesn’t feel so early on to me so it’s always wonderful when someone says how far you’ve come and you step back and think ’oh, the hard work is paying off.’ I would honestly say that my highlight this far has been Comic Con. It was just such a different experience for me. I’m so at home being on set but Comic Con was a new and entirely different experience and it’s so wonderful when you can meet the fans who make it all possible and give a little back. Outlander fans are so loyal and passionate and it was great to see how those days, weeks and months on set pay off and experience the affect that the show has on people. It really moves people and it’s a very powerful and humbling feeling to be in the midst of that. That Comic Con experience will be with me forever.

How did you get into acting, is it something you always wanted to do? 

It was always something I wanted to do. I was a ballet dancer from the age of three and I started from there in musical theatre. I love the rush of being on stage and there is nothing like a live audience but I really craved for the discretion of screen. The camera doesn’t lie so you can’t either and there’s a beautiful insecurity that you have to allow on screen, on stage everything has to be a lot bigger.

Outlander season 3 will be released on September 10th and has already had two majorly successful seasons; what can we expect from Brianna?

We see start to see more layers of Brianna this season. When we first met her at the end of Season 2, we saw a very stubborn, hurt girl who had a lot of bitterness toward her twenty-year-long taught relationship with her mother and the fresh pain of her father’s death (to whom she was extremely close). She’s very held and guarded but in Season 3 we start to see some of those barriers come down and she becomes less stoic. We see her excited about the prospect of finding Jamie but also undergoing an inner turmoil at the prospect of losing Claire should they find him. She is also struggling with trying to decipher which parts of her are Randall and which are Fraser in light of this new information about her parentage and this all proves a really difficult time for Bree. A more vulnerable side of Bree emerges in season three and we also start to see her mature as she becomes a young woman and, in some scenes, almost the mother figure to Claire. There’s a beautiful mother-daughter dynamic forming between the two of them as that wedge between them starts to subside. Irony kicks in though and, just as they’re brought closer together, it’s time for Claire to go back to the past. Brianna essentially becomes an orphan and has to start to live her life without her parents for the first time.

If you had to choose to live in the 18th Century or the 20th Century forever which one would you choose and why?

Oooh. I don’t think I could go back to a time without cinema. One of my favourite things to do is to go to the movies, surrounded by the dark and the quiet and get lost in a film. So, I’d have to say 20th Century! That said, I’d love to go back to the 18th Century and destroy all corsets – save those poor women some (…I was going to say heart-ache but, frankly…) rib-ache! There are lots of corsets for me in Season 4.

You can read the rest of the interview here

2 responses to “New interview and photoshoot of Sophie Skelton in ‘1883 Magazine’

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  1. Finally Season 3 is here so that we can see Sophie’s Brianna.

  2. I am glad to read Sophie is committed to Season 4. 😆

    Sandra Ninas-Scheffel

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