Tobias Menzies says he has been “intrigued” by what he has discovered about Prince Philip since taking over playing the Queen’s husband in Netflix‘s The Crown.
After a season fraught with sorrow, trauma, and life-altering decisions, Brianna (Sophie Skelton) gets some much-needed closure in Sunday's Outlander.
Diana Gabaldon, author of the Outlander series, recently announced on Twitter book 9 of the series (Go Tell the Bees That I Am Gone) will be out in 2019. Your elation can be short-lived once you realize there are 365 days in 2019. Sure the book is coming sometime in the next year but are we looking at Spring, Summer, or Fall?
Still this is reason to be joyous as the last book, Written In My Own Heart's Blood, came out June 10, 2014. So that particular droughtlander is coming to a close. But as Herself said, "Book 10 will be along summat later...' Are we looking at 2024 which might just make it under the wire to finish off the TV series?
"We decided fairly early on that part of the story would involve Frank because in talking about Brianna's journey and her going back, the fact that she's never met her birth father and was raised by another man for the first 20 years of her life and that's the only father she's ever known . . . how torn she would feel, as a character?" says Davis, adding that Brianna is wrestling with feelings of guilt over her perceived betrayal of the man who raised her.
Outlander's Terry Dresbach on the "Terrifying" Challenge of Designing This Season's Native American Costumes
t's no secret that Hollywood has a horrible track record of portraying Native Americans in film and television, and stereotypical depictions of the indigenous people of this continent continue to persist even today.
That legacy of disrespect is why for season four, Outlander's costume designer Terry Dresbach was committed to recreating the clothing of the Cherokee and Mohawk Nations characters as authentically as she could.
“It was daunting. And I knew that we had an obligation to do it right," she told me over the phone. "Hollywood has had a bad history with this, and I wanted to right that. I wanted to do it properly, and I staked that claim from day one with everybody I worked with. I said, 'We’re going to do this right, we’re going to do this as accurately as possible.'"
But that mission proved to be more difficult than she initially thought.
"I started doing my research and just wanted to throw up because there’s just so little information," she admitted.
Dresbach says her team "consulted with everyone we possibly could" and that she spent a year on the research for the Native American costumes this season, which is the most she’d done for anything related to the show. But she was still left with questions.
This week’s episode of Outlander, “Common Ground,” featured a moment readers of Diana Gabaldon’s Drums of Autumn have been waiting for: Jamie going toe-to-toe with a bear. But the writers of the Starz drama—who like to give fans what they want but not necessarily how they expect it—added their own twist. In the episode, the bear is actually a man who, after being shunned by his Cherokee tribe for sexual assault, assumed the persona (and skin and claws) of a bear to steal food and terrorize Fraser’s Ridge. Jamie drives a stake through the intruder, then lugs the body back to his Cherokee neighbors, who give Jamie the name Bear Killer and introduce Claire to their healer, Adawehi (Dances With Wolves’ Tantoo Cardinal).
How did you find out about the writers’ plan to have the bear be a man, and what was your reaction?
We didn’t really know until we actually first read the script. We were obviously thinking at first, you know, it’s going to be a lot like The Revenant and the DiCaprio [bear] fight. To read it’s actually a man, I think it’s a really nice twist. We have a few of those this season—moments that I think fans of the books are gonna be surprised by—and I think it really adds to it. It’s fun to keep them on the front of their seats. And it’s also the beginning of the sort of understanding and mutual respect that Jamie has with the Native Americans. This moment, really in their eyes certainly, gives them some respect for who he is and vice versa.
Caitriona Balfe grew up in a tiny village in Ireland and took off for Paris at age 19 when she was signed to a modeling contract. That was years before she became known to TV fans as Claire Fraser, the time-traveling heroine of Outlander, the Starz show based on Diana Gabaldon’s popular series of books, which begins its fourth season on November 4.
The 39-year-old actress, who is newly engaged to Irish music producer Tony McGill and working on a new movie about car racing in the 1960s, Ford v. Ferrari, recently talked to Parade about avid fans and growing up a “ballsy” girl.
Are you good friends with Sam Heughan, who plays your soul mate, Jamie Fraser?
Hmmm... Some Like It Scot! We've used this already. Don't get me wrong I love the covers. They are really beautiful, especially Cait's but this layout has been done. Why not some of the other characters? I'd love to see the Jamie and Claire one then maybe a Marsali, Fergus and Young Ian cover. Maybe a Young Ian/Rollo cover. Maybe a Brianna and Roger in the 20th century cover.
EW always seems so into Outlander but at times it seems superficial.
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