NEW Interview with Matt Roberts from SONY   6 comments

Here is a NEW Interview with Matt Roberts from SONY

From SONY:

SONY: The reunion episode fans have been anticipating for so long is finally here. How does it feel to have it out for them to react to? What did the stakes feel like writing this episode?

More after the jump!

MATTHEW B. ROBERTS: We are all excited and a bit relieved that “A. Malcom” is finally airing—it truly is the moment we’ve all been waiting for. We knew the Print Shop would represent a point in the series that fans would focus on—intensely—so we wanted to stay as close to the source material as possible. The writing of this episode certainly presented its own unique challenges and, as is the case with the adaptation of any much beloved series of novels, I think it necessitates a certain amount of courage—for cast and crew as well—to depict a moment so highly anticipated and embedded in the imagination of a passionate and loyal fan base. It’s no small undertaking, but we’re thrilled that our audience will see the culmination of so much hard work.

SONY: In these first 24 hours, Jamie and Claire are learning to get to know each other all over again, with many surprises in store for both. How did you approach writing their openness to understand who they have become?

MATTHEW B. ROBERTS: We felt it was important to let the scenes play out in a natural way by not artificially pacing up the actors’ performance to fit into a set total running time. We deliberately let this [whole] episode breathe. Sam Heughan and Caitriona Balfe were faced with the challenge of portraying a real kaleidoscope of emotions on screen in a relatively short amount of time: surprise, fear, anxiety, unease, delight, passion—perhaps more so in this episode than any other—it’s all there. On top of that, I think there’s also the delicate balancing act that comes with juggling any regrets they might have (over what might have been) with the new promise and hope of a possible future together. I think that this colorful palette of emotions really helps us paint a true portrait of a couple who, despite having changed so much over the years, are fundamentally the same—or rather, their feelings for one another haven’t changed. In terms of their “openness” to one another and willingness to accept the people they have become, then I think it’s important to bear in mind that Jamie has had absolutely no warning of Claire’s return, whereas Claire has had time to think carefully about the decision she has made. She’s been able to anticipate the moment, and to savor the excitement and trepidation that comes with meeting a lost love after 20 years apart. I do think, however, that for both characters, this episode is about savoring the present moment.


Posted October 25, 2017 by primrosesandrue16 in Interviews, Matt Roberts, Outlander

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6 responses to “NEW Interview with Matt Roberts from SONY

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  1. I’ve read the book and know what’s coming and can’t wait to see how Cait acts this out, should be fun to watch.

  2. Awesome job from the actors and crew. They made me a happy lady. Thank you Starz for giving us Outlandrr.becky

  3. I am very slowly coming to the realization that I need to buy seasons 1 and 2 and…. I have watched this episode 3 times and still look forward to watchingredients it again. Cognitive, auditory an visual Godiva chocolate.

    Sandra Ninas-Scheffel
  4. Your adaptation of the Print Shop was spot on. I was surprised when Jamie told Claire about Willie, after thinking about it, it was the perfect time to bring the subject up. Sorry Diana! But why would he wait? He had to tell her! Thank you Matt and team, I fall in love with this story everytime I watch it…and I’m nearly done with book 8! I hope you’re up for at least 7 more seasons!

  5. Awesome interview – loved it. Jamie and Claire are such an amazing couple. Their reunion was sweet, funny and magical. It surpassed my expectations. The creators, writers, and directors of this show have such a beautiful understanding of this story. The expressions on Jamie’s face was priceless when he saw the photos of Brianna – beautifully done.

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