NEW Interview with Sophie Skelton and Richard Rankin from Nerdist   1 comment

Here is a NEW Interview with Sophie Skelton and Richard Rankin from Nerdist

From Nerdist:

For as fast as time travel can accelerate things, Sophie Skelton and Richard Rankin want you to take this season of Outlander slowly. Longtime fans of Diana Gabaldon‘s seemingly never-ending series of novels following the epic love story of Claire Randall, a nurse from the 1940s, and Jamie Fraser, a Scottish highlander in 1740, have waited ages for the arrival of Brianna Randall and Roger Wakefield. Claire’s time-traveling fetus is now a woman fully grown and ready to embark on an epic adventure of her own. But for as exciting as that journey will no doubt be for fans who are clamoring for it, Skelton and Rankin think it’s best to just enjoy the ride.

More after the jump!

“The fans are really great and they’re so supportive of the show,” explained Skelton. “It’s half of what it’s all about, really, and Richard and I are fans of the books as well so we’re just as protective over our characters as they are.”

“They are so passionate,” Rankin added. “It just provides such an energy in coming on in this show. You really feel it coming on this show, hitting the ground running.”

Though they appeared at the end of season two, the third season of the series is where things really start to accelerate for Brianna, Jamie and Claire’s daughter, and Roger, the young lad the Wakefields adopted who—it was revealed—is actually a MacKenzie directly descended from Geillis Duncan and Dougal MacKenzie’s illegitimate lovechild. (~spooky~) And theirs is a story that truly opens up the universe of Outlander and our own understanding of how and why people can travel through the stones like Claire did all those years ago. It’s a major turn for the story and one for which fans are positively rabid.

And boy, do they keep Rankin and Skelton on their toes, with Skelton noting that they frequently find themselves in “healthy debates and discussions with [the fans], so it’s quite nice, ’cause there is no animosity there. It’s actually quite fun to get into a trivia debate with them. It’s nice!”

“We don’t get caught off guard [though],” Rankin added. “We’re pretty well informed as far as the story goes.”

Read the rest of the interview here


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  1. Thanks for sharing. Good interview.

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