*New* Sophie Skelton Speaks About #Outlander Season 4 With Brief Take   2 comments

Here’s part of an interview Sophie Skelton did with Brief Take where she talks about Season 4 of Outlander, Drums of Autumn. 

From Brief Take

BT: What you can tell me about the upcoming season of Outlander?

SS: We see Brianna go back in time to the kind of carefree ’70’s, and then we see the juxtaposition of the 1800’s, how that’s really different for Brianna. In the beginning, with losing her Mum, she sort of just became an orphan. She went from having two parents, to three, to none. And then she finds out some information about her parents and decides to go back in time to save their lives and change the course of history, and she sort of gets caught up in the American Revolution, just the corruption of the times. It’s good because then the show addresses a very relevant topic and things happen to Brianna that are in the media right now, just in terms of the modern day version of what happens to Bree. So hopefully again it will be one of those things that helps victims of abuse and seeing it through a character’s eyes again will allow people to have more empathy to go through what Brianna goes through, but also helps victims too. But it’s interesting because you do see a modern woman out of her time dealing with problems that she wouldn’t even see in her day.

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BT: Why do you think Outlander resonates so much with such a wide audience?

SS: I think it’s so important because it’s a female-led show and it shows the strength of a modern day woman out of her time. When Claire’s character starts in the war, that’s when women really did step up and become part of the work force. When the soldiers were away, the women became the work force, and I think that that was a really strong period of history. I think that what’s so great about the show in terms of its message, is that you have so many cultures colliding and so many races colliding, people from different walks of life. I think that there is a lot of nudity and there is some violence in this season as well, but none of it is there for gratuitous reasons or just for the sake of being explicit. It’s all things that happened in the time, people were a lot more liberal with their bodies and people were more violent and they do more openly criminal things, and so I think it’s great not to bury those things in history. So I think that this season in particular addresses America becoming America; it’s the New World and a wonderful thing to see all these people from different countries coming together as one.


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2 responses to “*New* Sophie Skelton Speaks About #Outlander Season 4 With Brief Take

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  1. Interesting interview! Very well done with lots of insight. Who knew that things were so dangerous in 1800’s. Looking forward to “Drums of Autumn” coming November. Thank you for sharing.

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