Fishing skills

Outlander’s Sophie Skelton and Richard Rankin Discuss New Skills, Favorite Scenes and Spoilers

Outlander stars Sophie Skelton and Richard Rankin answered some of their fans’ most burning questions ahead of Sunday night’s new episode.

Sophie, 28, and Richard, 39, play Roger and Bree in the screen adaptation of Diana Gabaldon’s Outlander series.

During an interview with E Online, the stars reunite and discuss all things Outlander – including Sophie’s improvised nose to Richard in the first episode and a major spoiler they accidentally leaked.

In the historical fantasy series, Sophie’s character Bree is the daughter of Jamie and Claire Fraser, played by Sam Heughan and Caitriona Balfe.



Top trio Sam Heughan, Sophie Skelton and Richard Rankin

E News interviewer Leanne Aguilera collected questions for the duo from fans on Twitter and asked questions.

A user asks, “What is one takeaway or skill you learned from your experience on this show that you can use in your Outlander career position?”

Sophie responds, “Oh, gutting a fish.

“I actually used to go fishing a lot with my brother when I was younger, but now I’ve been taught the absolute art of fishing.

“I apologize to the vegans. But the fish were already dead.”

Leanne asked Richard a question: “What was your favorite scene to film this season and why?”



Sophie Skelton and Richard Rankin on Outlander set

After thinking for a minute, Richard replies: “Actually, there are some very nice scenes.

“But one in particular, there’s a really nice, sweet, kinda funny, kinda entertaining scene later in season six with Brianna but I can’t really say what it is.”

“Is that cryptic enough for everyone?” Sophie jokes.

When Richard reminds everyone they’re not allowed to spoiler, Sophie adds: “We’re already down to our second goal and three goals and we’re probably out.

“We did a big spoiler the other day at the premiere.”

Sophie continued, “We both inadvertently said that spoiler and kept talking and didn’t really realize it.

“Then we kinda looked at each other like ‘Ohhhh oops, that was a big deal'”

After discussing the spoilers, the trio continues with more questions – Leanne asks, “Sophie, what do you find most difficult about filming scenes with Richard?”

“Caitriona and I always joke that we’re sort of babysitters for Sam and Richard, but sometimes it’s like we’re arguing and saying ‘Come on Richard, we’re ready to go. Come on now’.

“He’s just kind of wandering around.

“I need to get you one of those Bluetooth things you put in your luggage so I always know where you are.

Sophie adds, “You’d think he’d have a cell phone you can call, but Richard likes to be like ‘Oh, it’s Sophie'”, as she gestures him to decline a call.

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