How Outlander Has Avoided The Stereotypes Of Its Source Material

With Outlander Season 3 introducing the first characters/actors of color, this article is so timely. Many have wondered how they would be portrayed on the show, including me (Vida). Tyrese Coleman tackles the touchy subject of stereotypes/caricatures found in the book characters of Dr. Joe Abernathy (played by Wil Johnson) and Mr. Willoughby (played by Gary Young) by comparing them to the version we now … Continue reading How Outlander Has Avoided The Stereotypes Of Its Source Material

Blacklanderz Convos! Outlander S3 Epi5

Blacklanderz Convos! Outlander S3 Epi5 – Freedom & Whiskey  Directed by Brendan Maher      Written by Toni Graphia   This conversation is between Blacklanderz Lorinda, Jean and Vida. Edited by Vida. FEAR | FAITH | CHANGE | ELATION Lorinda:  As I viewed Freedom & Whisky, I watched friends and family help each other conquer their fears, have faith to face their fears and finally accept the … Continue reading Blacklanderz Convos! Outlander S3 Epi5

Outlander | Blacklanderz Interview with Wil Johnson: Insight into Dr. Joe (EXCLUSIVE)

Wil Johnson made his American debut when his character, Joe Abernathy, stepped onto the screen in Outlander S3 Epi 3, All Debts Paid. Being the first Black (‘Negro’) male in Harvard Medical School’s anatomy class and Claire Randall, being the first female, the two quickly became confidants and forged a lasting friendship. There are interviews of Wil discussing specific scenes from Outlander and even one that found … Continue reading Outlander | Blacklanderz Interview with Wil Johnson: Insight into Dr. Joe (EXCLUSIVE)

Blacklanderz Convos! Outlander S3 Epi4

Blacklanderz Convos! Outlander S3 Epi4 – Of Lost Things Directed by Brendan Maher      Written by Toni Graphia   T: Aww! He’s making a Sawny! It’s an adorable, yet gripping way to start the episode. This conversation is between Blacklanderz Iris (has not read the books), Marva and Tami. Edited by Vida – Again, she interrupts here and there; she just can’t help herself! 2nd … Continue reading Blacklanderz Convos! Outlander S3 Epi4

BTS Photos: Outlander S3 Epi3

So, David Berry took over the Outlander Starz IG account. See Behind the Scene photos. ~Enjoy! @caitrionabalfe preps to be a girl boss. [And yes, Wil Johnson . . . watching.] Playing a little game of ‘I Spy, Mac Dubh’ to pass the time. –@mrdavidberry What’s the secret to playing John Grey? These two women from costume and make-up, who have the tough job of … Continue reading BTS Photos: Outlander S3 Epi3

Outlander death: How Joe Abernathy actor prepped for that pivotal scene

When Wil Johnson, as Joe Abernathy, was preparing to tell Claire (Caitriona Balfe) that her husband Frank died in a car crash, Outlander director Brendan Maher gave the English actor a much-appreciated bit of advice: Don’t rush the news. Play it in “real time, not actor time,” Johnson told Outlander Live! on EW Radio. I was so nervous doing it because of the magnitude. There are only … Continue reading Outlander death: How Joe Abernathy actor prepped for that pivotal scene

Who Plays Joe Abernathy On ‘Outlander’?

The third installment of Outlander is finally here, and with it a brand new crop of supporting characters to help the show’s lovers along their separate journeys. This means viewers are going to meet a lot of new faces, such as a fellow doctor that Claire befriends in 20th century Boston, named Joe. But who plays Joe Abernathy on Outlander? The actor’s name is Wil … Continue reading Who Plays Joe Abernathy On ‘Outlander’?

Wil Johnson on Joining ‘Outlander’ as Joe Abernathy

Wil Johnson is a well known actor in his native UK, but he is about to star in one of the biggest shows on the planet as he takes on the part of Joe Abernathy for the latest series of Outlander. Abernathy is a colleague and confidant for Claire (Caitriona Balfe) as she embarks on a life in America and tries to make a name … Continue reading Wil Johnson on Joining ‘Outlander’ as Joe Abernathy