The Wylde Interview: Sophie Skelton

Check out this great new interview with Sophie and stunning photoshooot!

Wylde: You started out doing ballet and singing, then moved into musical theatre. What kind of productions did you play in when you were younger?

Sophie Skelton: I ended up doing quite a range of musicals, from the slightly darker ones like Chicago to Oliver! and similar. Funnily enough, my first ever TV appearance was on the game show A Question of Sport. They have a “mystery guest” section, and I was doing a production of Oliver! at the Palace Theatre. The boxer Ricky Hatton came to the theatre and we had to perform one of the main musical numbers and re-choreograph it around him for him to then be revealed at the end. I think I was 11 at the time. That’s so bizarre… I just remembered that!

Did the idea of being a pop singer ever cross your mind, or were you always more drawn to the musical theatre side of things?

No, my career choices were between acting and being a surgeon – so highly unrelated to one another! I always felt more called to the acting though. I was forever at the cinema, I just loved it. It’s still my escape place now. I do still sing, and I love it, and the idea of being on stage again performing is really exciting to me but it was never my passion. Acting allows you to play out other people’s stories. I feel with singing, you sing about your own. I’m quite a private person; I think I’d rather use any heartache in my life to play someone else’s rather than divulge my own through a song!

What films inspired you, as a younger actress?

Anything with Audrey Hepburn, to be honest. The acting style was a lot bigger then and can often look almost comical now because it seems so “large” when taken out of its time and watched today, but she always managed to root everything in reality, even with that in mind. She made it so real. Others are Saving Private Ryan, Good Will Hunting, Band of Brothers. That’s off the top of my head but there are so many more! Continue reading The Wylde Interview: Sophie Skelton

“Outlander” 4×10 – The Deep Heart’s Core – Episode Screen Captures

The gallery has been updated with screen captures from this week’s episode of “Outlander” 4×10 – The Deep Heart’s Core. Another great episode. I can’t believe we only have a few episodes left this season!

Wizard World Comic Con

The gallery has been updated with pictures of Sophie at the Wizard World Comic Con in New Orleans from this weekend.

“Outlander” 4×09 & 4×10 Episode Stills + Behind the Scenes

The gallery has been updated with stills from “Outlander” episodes 4×09 – The Birds & The Bees and from 4×10 – The Deep Heart’s Core, as well as with some new behind the scenes pictures from this season. Thanks to Far, Far Away for some of the pictures.

“Outlander” 4×09 – The Birds & The Bees – Episode Screen Captures

The gallery has been updated with screen captures from the newest episode of “Outlander” 4×09 – The Birds & The Bees. I absolutely loved this episode!! It was just how I imagined and hoped it would be. Sophie gave such a powerful and heart-wrenching performance in this episode. This is hands down my favorite episode this season and one of my favorite overall from the series. I can’t believe we only four episodes left this season!

Press: “Outlander” – See the First Fraser Family Portrait

There is nothing better than getting together with family for the holidays!

In honor of Sunday’s much-anticipated meeting between Brianna and Jamie, EW snagged the exclusive first photo of the Fraser family and the first official portrait of Brianna as an 18th century lady. The results are positively rosy!

We also checked in with executive producer Maril Davis about shooting the pivotal scene for “The Birds and the Bees.” Here’s what she had to say about Brianna (Sophie Skelton) meeting Jamie (Sam Heughan) for the first time.

ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY Did you like you needed to chat with Diana Gabaldon about the reunion?

MARIL DAVIS Everyone calls it a reunion. In fact, I’ve done it myself sometimes. They’ve never met before! We didn’t specifically talk to Diana. The scene is fairly similar to the book. It was important for us to get it right. We’ve been looking forward to that scene, seeing Jamie finally meeting his daughter. We had a lot of discussions with Sam and Sophie about it. I just love that it. There’s so much emotion there and for Jamie to see the daughter he’s heard so much about but never had the chance to meet … I think he’s shocked and overwhelmed and excited and heartbroken. There are so many emotions that show on Sam’s face. He does such an amazing job, as does Sophie.

What were the discussions about music for the scene?

We had a lot of discussions with Bear [McCreary, the music creator] and initially, there was a little more music in the scene. He lays it out and then we weigh in and figure where the music should be set and pull it back if we need less. He struck a perfect tone.

So do Brianna and Jamie settle into a loving relationship?

It would be interesting to hear what Sam and Sophie felt about it but for us, we feel like Jamie has loved Brianna since he found out she existed. I mean, certainly once he sent Claire back with the stones, I don’t think he had hopes that he would survive, and Claire and their child would survive. But I think ever since Claire came back, he realized, ‘Oh, my God, I do have a child and she’s alive and her name is Brianna,’ so he has loved. I think it just deepens his love when he sees her in person. He’s had her in his mind already but I think he falls in love with her all over again. But while there is love there, it’s going to take a little while to get to a place where they’re both comfortable. Remember, they know about each other but they’ve never seen each other before. She loves Jamie but she’s still torn and feels loyalty toward Frank. It will be a really interesting journey for both of them.

Outlander airs Sundays at 8 p.m. ET on Starz.


“Outlander” 4×08 – Wilmington – Episode Screen Captures

The gallery has been updated with screen captures from the newest episode of “Outlander” 4×08 – Wilmington. This episode was exceptionally well done. Sophie and the entire cast did a phenomenal job this episode.