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

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

From Collider:

Currently in its third season, the Starz drama series Outlander has seen 20 years pass, as Jamie (Sam Heughan) and Claire (Caitriona Balfe) have attempted to make a life apart from one another work, separated by the centuries while each are haunted by the memory of their lost love. At the same time, it’s a fun balance to watch the budding relationship between their daughter, Brianna (Sophie Skelton), and Roger Wakefield (Richard Rankin).

More after the jump!

During this interview with Collider, co-stars Richard Rankin and Sophie Skelton talked about what it’s been like to be a part of the Outlander fandom, wanting to live up to fan expectations, the relief of having a built-in fan base, how they prepared to play their characters, what fans can expect from their relationship this season, and why their characters are the opposite of Jamie and Claire.

Collider:  What’s it been like to sign onto Outlander and be a part of this world, knowing how beloved it is? 

RICHARD RANKIN: There’s a hashtag that says #OutlanderFansDoEpicShit. That’s true! They’re so vocal and so passionate. They support the show, like almost no other show with a fan base.

SOPHIE SKELTON: They’re amazing! They really are.

RANKIN:  There’s actually only six fans, but they’re just so passionate and powerful that they carry the fandom. No. They’re amazing! Coming onto the show at the end of Season 2, the show was well-established and had a huge fan base. It had a huge fan base before it even started, with something like 23 million book readers. The reception has been amazing. It was quite nerve-wracking, coming onto a show with characters that people have been reading about for years, and carrying that on screen. It’s been an interesting and exciting experience.

SKELTON:  You put the pressure on yourself to keep the characters true to what these people have been in love with, for years and years. The first book was written about 20 years ago, so people have been living with Brianna and Roger for longer than we have.

RANKIN:  People have a real sense of what they should look like.

SKELTON:  Neither of us have the correct features of our characters, but nor did Caitriona [Balfe], and the fans were amazing and really accepted her. The fans are absolutely amazing! It’s been really great coming onto the show. They’ve been very welcoming.


One response to “NEW Interview with Richard Rankin and Sophie Skelton from Collider

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  1. A very good interview. It is amazing that people develop a mental image of what they feel a personality in a story should look like.

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