After a season fraught with sorrow, trauma, and life-altering decisions, Brianna (Sophie Skelton) gets some much-needed closure in Sunday's Outlander.
Wylde: You started out doing ballet and singing, then moved into musical theatre. What kind of productions did you play in when you were younger?
Sophie Skelton: I ended up doing quite a range of musicals, from the slightly darker ones like Chicago to Oliver! and similar. Funnily enough, my first ever TV appearance was on the game show A Question of Sport. They have a "mystery guest" section, and I was doing a production of Oliver! at the Palace Theatre. The boxer Ricky Hatton came to the theatre and we had to perform one of the main musical numbers and re-choreograph it around him for him to then be revealed at the end. I think I was 11 at the time. That's so bizarre… I just remembered that!
'Outlander's Sophie Skelton on Brianna's Time Traveling, Wearing a Corset & Scenes With Tobias Menzies
TV Insider: Did filming this episode feel different because of the time travel aspect?
Super exciting news on the Con front. Outlander will be in attendance at the Wizard World Chicago, August 23-26. And if that wasn't exciting enough there will be an awesome photo experience.
Apparently a replica prop company, Experience Entertainment, will be bringing a complete Outlander fan experience and attendees will be able to have your photos with cast member at Craigh na Dun! This will be at an extra cost but talk about FANtastic.
Mark your calendar's Outlander fans because Cait, Sam, Sophie and Richard will all be in attendance at NYCC. And I'm going to bet because it is a month (or so) shy of the return of Outlander to our TVs that there will be some big stuff happening at this Con.
I wouldn't be surprised if they showed attendees the first episode of the season. I'm so jealous.
Even though this is great news, know that Outlander will not be at SDCC this year. Outlander typically is in attendance but because of scheduling and probably the amount of time between SDCC and November they just won't be there.
What was your experience like working in Bulgaria for 211?
So I actually worked with that production just before on another movie and that’s when they asked me to come back and do 211. So it was great, it was almost like going home because I had been there for quite a long time before on the last shoot. It was nice being at the same studio with the same crew, same producers.
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Currently in its third season, the Starz drama series Outlander has seen 20 years pass, as Jamie (Sam Heughan) and Claire (Caitriona Balfe) have attempted to make a life apart from one another work, separated by the centuries while each are haunted by the memory of their lost love. At the same time, it’s a fun balance to watch the budding relationship between their daughter, Brianna (Sophie Skelton), and Roger Wakefield (Richard Rankin).
Dragonfly in Amber begins in 1968 at the wake of Rev. Reginald Wakefield. Roger is watching the Avengers with a group of children in a daze when Fiona comes and tells him he should really get back to his guests. Roger goes out and toasts his “father” [Rev. Wakefield was his Great Uncle but his adoptive father after the death of Roger’s parents].
Roger sees a red haired girl and goes looking for her. Getting distracted by those paying their respect he thinks he’s missed her when she finds him, asking if he’s Roger Wakefield. An older Claire appears reminiscing about how young Roger was the last time she saw him and him meeting her daughter but Roger says he’s not had the pleasure (boys got it so bad). Bree introduces herself. Then Claire explains she’s an old friend of his father’s and that her husband was also. Roger finally realizes Claire is Frank Randall’s wife. He mentions her being a nurse and she tells him she’s now a doctor but Brianna comments her mother is being modest because she’s actually a surgeon. Claire asks after Mrs. Graham and we learn she died a few years back. (So is that three deaths in the 1960s? Frank, Rev. Wakefield and Mrs. Graham.)
Claire goes to look around and remember her time at the Manse while Roger asks Brianna if it is her first time in Scotland. Brianna has always been interested in Scotland but they don’t have time to take in the sites which Roger thinks is a shame as it is a “beautiful, wild country.” Fiona appears and drags Roger off to say goodbye to his guests.
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