NEW Interview with Richard Rankin and Sophie Skelton From Collider   Leave a comment

Here is a NEW Interview with Richard Rankin and Sophie Skelton Form Collider

From Collider:

Adapted from the best-selling books by Diana Gabaldon, the Starz drama series Outlander, now in its sixth season and drawing from the sixth book A Breath of Snow and Ashes, sees Claire (Caitriona Balfe) and Jamie (Sam Heughan) navigating colonial America in the home they’ve built together at Fraser’s Ridge. As happens in any community, the larger it grows, the more conflict that arises and the more division that it creates, and you find yourself left to decide whether you can continue to maintain peace or you have to fight to defend your land and family.

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During this interview with Collider, co-stars Sophie Skelton and Richard Rankin talk about the Season 6 journey for Brianna and Roger, what they’re excited about fans getting to see, making a home at Fraser’s Ridge, Bree’s desire to help, and how fans might feel by the end of the season. Rankin also talked about what it’s been like to get to grow and develop as a photographer while he’s on set, and how he’s definitely interested in trying his hand at directing.

Collider: There’s always anticipation before the new season of any show starts, but it’s even more so with this show because fans have been waiting even longer than usual. What are you most excited about fans getting to see with what’s in store for this season?

SOPHIE SKELTON: Just seeing a version of Roger and Brianna that they haven’t seen before. We’ve been lucky with our characters that we’ve got to work with most of the cast because we’ve managed to spend the time zones and everything else. We’ve had quite a rounded experience, in terms of as actors, but I think this is the first time that we’ve seen them really comfortable in their own skin and out of the line of fire, in terms of everything that’s happened to them in the 1700s, and also just in a really lovely place, relationship and family-wise with Jemmy. They just seem really rooted and really comfortable. It brings out this whole new dynamic and these whole new beautiful scenes and nuances that we’re just really excited for the fans to see. There are quiet, lovely moments.

It’s clear that Bree and Roger don’t fit into the past the same way that Claire has. They’ve already attempted to try to go back to the 20th century. How hard will it be on them now, having made that attempt and having it not work out? Will they be even more driven to return this season?

RANKIN: I think it’s because they never made that decision to stay. That’s the difference between Roger and Brianna, and Claire. I think Claire had always anticipated that she would stay until she had to go back, until she was forced to go back, a couple of seasons ago. But that was never the case for Roger and Brianna. Their circumstances are different. So now that they have accepted Fraser’s Ridge and the 18th century as their home, it’s where their heart is. That’s why they ended up staying there and I think they can apply themselves more to that time. They are very strong characters and with the will that they both have, you’ll see them adapt more to that time, now that they have taken it as their own.


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