Sophie and co-star Richard Rankin were spotted on the set of ‘Outlander’ season 3 on November 17, 2016 in Glasgow (Scotland).
Television Productions > Outlander (2016-) > Season 3 > On Set – November 17, 2016
Brianna Randall truly is her mother’s daughter.
While we’ve still got a ways to go before we get any new footage from Outlander season three, that doesn’t mean there aren’t still new treats to enjoy, like this exclusive deleted scene from the season two finale, which you can find on the season two blu-ray when it’s released tomorrow, November 1.
In the clip, Claire (Caitriona Balfe) and Brianna (Sophie Skelton) decide to spend an extra day in Scotland, and Roger (Richard Rankin) has a couple of ideas as to how to spend their extra day. But if he thinks that he’s taking Brianna to a tourist trap like Loch Ness, he’s clearly lost his mind.
Instead, they decide to “find some history,” while Claire has other ideas that have more to do with “Brianna’s father.”
The season finale of ‘Outlander’ finally aired on July 9 with Sophie making her debut as Brianna (and yes, she was amazing). I have added HD screencaptures in our gallery, make sure to check them out if you saw the episode! Are you excited for season 3?
Television Productions > Outlander (2016-) > Season 2 > 2.13 – Dragonfly In Amber
TV INSIDER – Before dawn on a freezing morning last winter, Outlander stars Caitriona Balfe and Sam Heughan, who play soulmates Claire and Jamie Frasier, arrived on set in the rugged Scottish countryside to shoot a heartbreaking scene for the Season 2 finale. The pair soon got chills—and not from the cold.
“When the sun came up, there was this magical layer of snow,” recalls Heughan, who makes fans swoon as the heroic 18th-century Highlander in love with feisty time-traveling former WWII battlefield nurse Claire. “The whole place looked like a Disney set. It was perfect for such a powerful scene,” Balfe adds.
But the action on Outlander, as fans well know, is far from Disney fare. This season has seen the couple challenged by a move to France, the fallout from Jamie’s rape in prison, the devastating loss of their child and now the impending Battle of Culloden, a clash between Scotland and England that will kill thousands and wipe out Highland clan culture, which the duo failed to stop. “Jamie thinks he’s going off to die [in battle],” Heughan teases. “His hand is forced and some of his actions have dire consequences. Ultimately, he and Claire get trapped.”
The action in the supersized 90-minute finale cuts between Claire and Jamie dealing with a disastrous chain of events leading up to the war in Scotland and incidents that happen more than two centuries later, in 1968, when a middle-aged Claire visits Scotland with her 20-year-old daughter, Brianna, or “Bree” (Sophie Skelton), whom she has raised with husband Frank (Tobias Menzies) despite her undying love for Jamie.
I have added and updated the gallery with high quality pictures of Sophie during her very first appearance as Brianna on ‘Outlander’. The episode airs on July 9! I definitely can’t wait to finally meet Bree and Richard Rankin’s Roger. (Big thanks to FFA)
ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY – Casting Brianna was no walk in the park — or stroll through the Highlands, rather — for the producers of Outlander.
As if finding the perfect actors to play Jamie and Claire wasn’t hard enough, executive producer Ronald D. Moore said it was “difficult” to track down a young woman who could pass for their daughter. Ditto for Roger (Richard Rankin), the man who would eventually become Brianna’s romantic interest in the ongoing saga.
“They’re very tricky roles to cast, especially when you’re casting the adult child of two of our leads,” Moore tells EW exclusively. “You want to see both characters in her immediately, which is a big challenge, just in terms of who that actress is going be. She also has to play, literally, the daughter of Claire in the 13th episode. And she has to have a certain chemistry with Roger. Even though she’s in that episode very strongly, she’s not as strongly in the next season. The role of Roger and Brianna grows over the course of the books. But at first, you’re just seeing the two of them for briefer periods of time. So yeah, all these things add up to a very complex process, trying to find the woman who would fit all these parameters.”
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