NEW Interview with Sophie Skelton, Richard Rankin and Maril Davis From Variety   Leave a comment

Here is a NEW Interview with Sophie Skelton, Richard Rankin and Maril Davis from Variety

From Variety:

This season on “Outlander,” while Jamie (Sam Heughan), Claire (Caitriona Balfe) and Roger (Richard Rankin) have been off forming a militia to fight the Regulators’ uprising, a new friendship has been forming back on Fraser’s Ridge between Brianna (Sophie Skelton) and Marsali (Lauren Lyle).

More after the jump!

In the fifth episode of Season 5, entitled “The Company We Keep,” Brianna became increasingly scared about Jemmy’s safety after they returned from a trip into town and she found a coin in his bassinet. Mrs. Bug (Sarah Collier) informed Bree that it was some nice Irish man who said Jemmy was “very handsome,” but Bree knew immediately it had to have been Stephen Bonnet (Ed Speleers), whom she is worried might try to have a part in Jemmy’s life.

That night, when Brianna couldn’t find Jemmy — who had crawled away and hidden in a cupboard — she ran around in a panic, yelling his name, convinced Bonnet had kidnapped him. After the babies were in bed, Marsali poured Bree a drink and comforted her, starting the beginning of a friendship that isn’t in Diana Gabaldon’s book series.

But the Brianna-Marsali relationship wasn’t always going to be a friendship. The producers and writers were very torn about whether to have Bree and Marsali be friends or adversaries.

“[Bree’s] relationship with Marsali, we talked about it — would it be fraught? Would they like each other or would they be at odds?” executive producer Maril Davis tells Variety. “And we kind of went the path of then bonding together. They’re in similar positions and those two actresses have such great chemistry on screen. I’m thrilled with what Lauren did this season, she’s been amazing and it just gets better.”


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