NEW Interview with Maril Davis from Entertainment Tonight   2 comments

Here is a NEW Interview with Maril Davis from Entertainment Tonight

From ET:

Cheers, Outlander fans!

We survived the gruesome 428 days of the Droughtlander and we’ve finally reunited with Claire and Jamie in Sunday night’s highly anticipated season three premiere.

More after the jump!

It was 54 minutes of heart-pounding perfection, but we know that all true Outlander fans wanted more — so ET called up executive producer Maril Davis to get the inside scoop on Jamie’s fighting flashbacks and Claire’s doting housewife dilemmas.

ET: In the season three premiere, I loved the fact that the Battle of Culloden was told through wounded Jamie’s flashbacks. Can you explain the decision behind that creative choice?

MD: When we were facing Culloden, obviously there was a lot of pressure, but we still set out to make the best episode that we could. Actually, Ron wrote the script in a much more linear fashion initially, and the battle was [originally told] just kind of like A-B-C. But when we got down to try and schedule the battle, we realized we could never shoot that in the number of days we had, so through that we realized we had to do a more creative way of seeing the battle take place.

We all talked about doing it in flashbacks and chopping it up, and actually we’re so much more pleased with the end result then I think we would’ve been if we had been able to make that in a linear fashion. So in some ways, our restrictions from a production standpoint actually led us to a more creative place. Then adding in the Claire vision and Rupert and everything else — it’s just such a special episode. Also, we actually never see Culloden in the books and, as a book fan, I think you do feel disappointed because for two full books, that’s all they’ve been talking about. To not see it seems like it would be a little bit of a disappointment, so I’m so thrilled that we were able to start off the season with that.

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  1. Thank goodness for the schedule. The back and forth shows their mirrores, no, parallel struggles with their choices. The back and forth also illustrated the international, interchronological heart wrenching jet lag and reality confusion they are slammed into.

    Extordinary Epic Cinematography!

    Sandra Ninas-Scheffel
  2. So much hard work, creativity and professional talent into make this show.

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