NEW Interview with Matt Roberts from Entertainment Weekly   2 comments

Here is a NEW Interview with Matt Roberts from Entertainment Weekly

From EW:

The Outlander writers had a lot to accomplish in penning “Of Lost Things,” the fourth episode of season 3 that introduces — and immediately says goodbye to — several pivotal characters from Voyager, the third book from Diana Gabaldon’s series on which this season is based. There was Isobel Dunsany, the woman who falls hard for Lord John Grey, a closeted gay soldier; Lord Ellesmere, a rich elderly man who seeks a young bride; and Geneva Dunsany, the young lass who’s forced to marry him. But none are nearly as intriguing as Willie, the cute consequence of Jamie agreeing to take Geneva’s virginity in exchange for keeping his identity secret from her Jacobite-loathing mom.

More after the jump!

Executive producer Matthew B. Roberts talked to EW about the challenges in making the latest episode, along with how easy it was to cast Willie, and why they went with a contemporary tune to end the emotional episode.

ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY: Before we tackle the plot points, what served as Helwater in Scotland?
Matthew B. Roberts: Helwater is called Gosford House. It’s on the east coast south of Edinburgh. It’s just a big estate with a big beautiful manor house where we used the insides. Gosford was used as Helwater, and then we used the exterior of Hopetoun House [near Edinburgh] as Ellesmere’s Estate.

Have you run out of locations yet in Scotland?
Scotland has many amazing houses and castles and forests and moorlands. All of those things are great for us. We try to stay as close to the studio as possible. But as we’ve gone three seasons, we started to do what you would call ‘shooting it out.’ You know, we shot this area. We shot that area. We now are moving into our fourth season of shooting. We’re expanding the reach a little bit. It has to not lo
ok so much like Scotland anymore.


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  1. Extremely well written and directed. The acting brilliant – Season 3 can only get better and better.

  2. Sam just gets better and better. He has become the master of nuance, able to convey so many different emotions with his eyes alone, the flex of his jaw, a slight smile or frown. So often he has no need for words. What a talent to have. Not all have mastered it.
    The writing of Season 3 is outstanding tho there has been some confusion due to editing. Deleting a line skews the intent, makes the thought incomplete and leaves us scratching our head, wondering, I.e., the final argument between Claire & Frank.

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