Outlander fans got their first look at Brianna (Sophie Skelton) at the end of season two. Stuck in the present, at the end of a marriage to Frank (Tobias Menzies), Claire (Caitriona Balfe) finally told Bree the truth about her father. Naturally, a modern woman of the ‘60s did not believe her mother traveled through time to conceive her.
Season three, based on Diana Gabaldon’s third book in the Outlander series, Voyager, brings Brianna and Roger (Richard Rankin) fully into the complicated, time-traveling love story. Showbiz Junkies sat down with Skelton at a Television Critics Association party for Starz to talk one-on-one about the new season. Outlander returns September 10, 2017 on Starz.
Did anything or could anything prepare you for how passionate the Outlander fans are?
Sophie Skelton: “No. Luckily, season one had already come out so we sort of had a taste of it just from Caitriona, Sam (Heughan), and Tobias. But no, it’s amazing. They are so passionate and it’s just wonderful. To meet them at Comic Con was really cool as well. I meet a lot of them on Twitter and Richard and I have a really nice rapport with them on Twitter, so to meet them in person is amazing. Yeah, it’s nothing you can really prepare for. It’s just wonderful. They’re still invested in the show, so it’s great to be a part of.”
What in person encounter with fans stood out for you?
Sophie Skelton: “It was my first Comic Con. One of the funny ones, a girl came up to Richard and I, we were sort of at the end of the panel. A girl came up when we were signing and she said, ‘So who’re you two? You cast?’ ‘No, we’re crew. We’re not cast.’ That was quite funny. Just some amazing people. There are some amazingly talented fans, too. This woman who did a cross-stitch thing of Sam’s face and it took her nine months but it was amazing and she brought it with her.”
Outlander returns September 10, 2017 on Starz.