NEW Interview with Richard Rankin from Town And Country   1 comment

Here is a NEW Interview with Richard Rankin from Town And Country

From Town and Country:

Roger MacKenzie has covered a lot of ground on this season on Outlander. He’s traveled through the stones and across an ocean in search of Brianna. And just as Roger and Bree finally found each other through time and space, they were quickly torn apart again, and Roger was forced to work on Stephen Bonnet’s ship as it traveled up the coast of colonial America. A horrible misunderstanding prevents a second reunion for the couple, and sets into motion Roger’s most recent journey with the Mohawk people, who marched him from North Carolina to New York state in captivity.

More after the jump!

In tonight’s episode “Providence,” Roger has an opportunity to escape the Mohawk village, but instead, he returns to help his friend and fellow prisoner, a priest named Father Alexandre, played by French actor Yan Tual. The resulting scene, in which Roger hastens Alexandre’s death, ending what would have been days of suffering, is quite shocking.
T&C spoke with actor Richard Rankin on what it was like filming the explosive scene, how he feels about the ongoing debate over Roger’s likability, and the show’s passionate fans, below.

The final scene of this episode is so shocking to watch. What was it like to film?

That was a strange one to shoot because there was a lot going on—it was complicated. There was a lot I had to process as the character. First of all, I don’t think Roger really knew how he was going to intervene, how he was going to help. He just thought he had to. There is something in him, inherent, that he has to help in any sort of situation of peril or anyone in distress.

What he ultimately is able do is give the father a speedy death. Otherwise he would just be on that pyre for days and days, and would have had a very slow, agonizing death. What Roger unfortunately didn’t foresee is that his actions would also give an escape to the father’s wife. She climbs aboard the fire and burns to death herself



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  1. The question as to whether Roger was a good man!? Of course he is, he went back to end the ongoing agony and torture of a friend and in doing so put his own life in danger without him even thinking about it, I love Richard Rankin’s understanding of Roger – Roger’s journey to self-discovery and searching for his love Brianna has cost him dearly.

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