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NEW Interview with Ed Speleers from Den of Geek   Leave a comment

Here NEW Interview with Ed Speleers from Den of Geek

From Den of Geek:

Time has often acted as Claire (Caitriona Balfe) and Jamie’s (Sam Heughan) primary antagonist on Outlander, but the time travel drama has also had some truly reprehensible flesh-and-bone villains. In Seasons 1 and 2, the role went to “Black Jack” Randall (Tobias Menzies). In Season 4, that narrative honor goes to Stephen Bonnet (Ed Speleers), an Irish pirate who will do seemingly anything for personal gain.

More after the jump!

We first meet Bonnet in the Outlander Season 4 premiere, when Claire and Jamie help him escape the hangman’s noose only to fall victim to Bonnet and his men’s murderous robbery at the end of the episode, but Bonnet is around to stay. Den of Geek had the chance to chat with Ed Speleers, who plays Bonnet, about joining the show and bringing the character to life.

“I’ve not had the chance to do an out-and-out villain, so I think that was a huge draw for me,” Speleers, who is best known stateside for his work as James Kent in Downton Abbey and as the title character in Eragon. The actor said that, while it is often more fun to play a villain, what truly matters is good writing.

“It’s not as simple as he’s just a bad guy,” said Speleers of Bonnet. “I think there’s something very interesting about what makes people tick, but also what makes people, perhaps, go down a path of destruction and whether there’s something in it from nurture vs. nature. There are so many reasons as to why someone can end up a certain way. And I think that interested me: the circumstance of what led Stephen Bonnet to be the way he is.”

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Posted November 9, 2018 by primrosesandrue16 in Ed Speelers, Interviews

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