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New Pic and Interview with Stanley Weber from Nerdist   1 comment

Here is a new pic and interview with Stanley Weber from Nerdist

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*New* Diana Gabaldon’s Interview with Nerdist   3 comments

Here is a new interview Diana Gabaldon did with Nerdist

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From Nerdist:

Saturday night’s Outlander finale went where television has never gone before. And in the process stirred up quite an interesting conversation about sexual violence. But Ronald D. Moore wasn’t the one who created the story, it was author Diana Gabaldon back in 1991.

On Sunday we had the immense pleasure of chatting up Gabaldon prior to a Q&A and signing at the Barnes & Noble at The Grove in Los Angeles (where several of the show’s iconic costumes were also on display), where we dished about the subversive nature of the story, the public’s reaction to sexual violence, and what she’s looking forward to in season two. Here’s an edited and truncated version of our chat:

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New Tobias Menzies Interview with Nerdist   4 comments

Here’s a new Tobias Menzies interview with Nerdist

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From Nerdist

Starz’s epic time-traveling historical fantasy series (say that five times fast), Outlander, has already achieved cult-like status in the short amount of time it’s been on air. That is mostly thanks to the novels on which it is based — written by Diana Gabaldon — but it’s also because of the stellar acting and storytelling happening on-screen. One such instance of that excellence is Tobias Menzies, who has the enviable (or un, depending on how you look at it) task of portraying two characters: Frank and Black Jack Randall, distantly related figures that pop into Claire Randall/Fraser’s life at different periods in time.

The second half of Outlander‘s first season premieres on Saturday, April 4th (check back for our recap after the episode airs!), so we sat down with Menzies to talk about his primary focus this second half (Black Jack), the series’ subversive ways, and why Ron Moore is just so good at what he does.

Nerdist: So, you play two wildly different characters on one show; what’s that like?

Tobias Menzies: It’s a question I’ve been asked a lot and I still haven’t quite worked out a satisfactory answer, because in a way it felt quite intuitive. I do remember — and Ron [Moore, the series’ showrunner] has talked about this — when I was being put into the clothes for the two different time periods, it sort of informed how I was standing and stuff. I didn’t know that, [but] I was keen not to ink it in too heavily, what was different about them. I wanted the difference to be in the eyes really, rather than anything more overt. I’m encouraged, though, because people seem to genuinely feel that there is a real kind of difference between the two of them. I made the slightly scary decision to sort of trust the narrative, and the costuming, and the setting to do a lot of the work for us so the difference between the two could be subtle, in a way. That’s the fun thing about having, obviously, one actor playing the two people — there’s nice sort of freestyle moments of when they’re similar and when they’re different and we get to play with that.

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