Category: Interviews

Schon Magazine Interview & Photoshoot

Check out this great new interview and beautiful photoshoot of Sophie for Schon Magazine.

Warning: This interview does contain some spoilers for this season of “Outlander” so please only read if you have read the books or do not mind spoilers.

Refreshingly down-to-earth, Sophie Skelton seems blissfully unaware that she is on the brink of stardom. Earlier this year, she appeared with Nicolas Cage in 211, but she’s probably most recognisable as Brianna Randall Fraser, the flame-haired progeny of the hero and heroine of Outlander. Based on the best-selling books by Diana Gabaldon, the show is such a hit State-side that fans have dubbed off-air time as #Droughtlander. Well, the drought is finally is over. Outlander returns with a highly anticipated fourth season, only – this time around – Ms Skelton will be taking the lead.

So, Sophie, you started out dancing ballet, right?

I did, yes, when I was two or three – tap, jazz and modern as well. I did all of them until I was 18, 19. Now I just try to keep up with it. I always travel with my pointe shoes.

At what point did you start performing professionally?

I’ve been in amateur productions since I was three and went more professional as a teenager. I grew up North, so I started doing shows at the Palace Theatre: Oliver! and things like that. Ballet was never what I wanted to do professionally. I do love being on stage, but I wanted the discretion of film acting because, on stage, you make everything bigger. I like that you can’t lie on camera: what you think is what people see.

You made a deal with your parents to defer university to try out an acting career.

Yes. My parents designed toys, board games and such, so they knew the self-employment road. I’d done well at school, I suppose, so they were disappointed that I wasn’t going to pursue the academic route and a stable career, and they did try to put me off a bit. We struck a deal that if I got all A stars at A-level and a university place, they would let me defer for a year. As it turns out, that year went quite well [laughs].

Were you confident it was going to work out?

It’s not confidence. You know it’s going to be a hard road but it’s just that you can’t give yourself another reality if that makes sense? It’s not that you think everything’s going to be fine, you just have to believe that it is. I feel like that never really goes away.

Prior to Outlander, was there a turning point in your career?

Outlander was my pivotal point really. I’d done what, for British actors, are the boxes that needed to be ticked. I’d been in Casualty twice, done a lot of CBBC.
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“Outlander” 4×03 – The False Bride – New Stills & Interview/Clip

The gallery has been updated with new stills & a behind the scenes picture of Sophie from “Outlander” episode 4×03 – The False Bride (airing this Sunday!). And be sure to check out a new interview & clip for the episode below.

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The first two episodes of Outlander’s fourth season centered firmly around Jamie and Claire and their struggles to build a new life for themselves in pre-revolution America. But this week’s episode, titled “The False Bride,” brings us back to the 20th-century, and to Briana’s relationship with Roger Mackenzie.

In the exclusive sneak peek above, we first see Brianna and Roger reconnect in what appears to be an airport. Then, actors Sophie Skelton, who plays Brianna, and Richard Rankin, who plays Roger, break down what to expect from their characters this season.

“Brianna is 23, 24 years old at this point and has a lot of affection toward Roger,” Skelton says of her fiery character. There is also new footage of Brianna and Roger at a Scottish festival in North Carolina.

“Roger is the one person who can understand what Bree’s going through. She’s still trying to get over the death of Frank, her father.” But Skelton (and Brianna for that matter) isn’t so quick to commit.

“There is that fear of ending up with somebody and then realizing that actually there’s a whole new level of love out there that you didn’t know about,” she says as we see Brianna and Roger flirting, dancing, and kissing on screen.

Rankin, too, offers perspective on his character this season.

“Roger is an assistant professor, one of the youngest ever at Oxford. I think what he’s looking for is to be rooted in something. I think he’s looking to ground himself,” Rankin explains. “Roger puts absolutely everything on the line for Brianna.”

The video then ends with Roger ominously telling Briana, “I have some news” over the phone.

Watch the full clip up top, then tune in to Outlander Sunday nights at 8 p.m. EST on Starz. Still need to catch up on this season? Click the link below to watch episodes one and two on Amazon Prime.

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Video Interviews: “Outlander” Season 4 Press

Check out this batch of great new interviews with Sophie for season four of “Outlander”. Be sure to click on ‘Continue Reading’ below to see more!


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New York Comic Con

Sophie and her “Outlander” co-stars Caitriona Balfe, Sam Heughan & Richard Rankin attended the New York Comic Con over the weekend. Big thanks to my friend Jay for sending me a bunch of pictures! Check out the panel interview below and pictures in the gallery.


2018 Paleyfest

Sophie and her “Outlander” co-stars Caitriona Balfe, Sam Heughan & Richard Rankin attended Paleyfest over the weekend. Big thanks to my friend Jay for sending me a bunch of pictures! Check out the panel interview below and pictures in the gallery.