Thanks to Jay, I have added one digital scan of Sophie in the July 4 issue of People magazine.
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)
Sophie is in the new music video of Kelvin Jones for “Closer”. She looks stunning!
Sophie joins a new project as Zoe Parker in a second remake of ‘Day of the Dead’. More information below:
BLOODY DISGUSTING – Shooting is set to get underway on Day of the Dead, the second remake to George A. Romero’s zombie film from 1985.
Having a bit of fun from set is Johnathon Schaech (Quarantine, Prom Night), who shares the shot of himself getting a makeup test done for the film, which follows a former medical student tormented by a dark figure from her past, who happens to be a half-human, half-zombie hell-bent on destroying her.
Bloody reader Mike Magnano shared the image and noticed that the cast is listed in the background, which is double confirmed on the film’s IMDb page. Starring are Sophie Skelton, Marcus Vanco, Jeff Gum (Exeter, The Vault), Lorina Kamburova (Nightworld, Leatherface Death Race 4), Nick Loeb, Rachel O’Meara, Debbie Sherman, Luke Cousins, Nathan Cooper, and Cristina Serafini. We have confirmed the cast.
Nu Image and Millennium are putting this project together with The Corpse of Anna Fritz‘s Hèctor Hernández Vicens directing.
Campbell Grobman Films produces, coming off of the upcoming Texas Chainsaw Massacre prequel, Leatherface, with Jeff Rice.
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.”
I have added digital scans of the July 1st issue of Entertainment Weekly featuring a new look at Sophie and Richard Rankin as Brianna and Roger on ‘Outlander’. Thanks to Luciana for the scans!
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