Why ‘Outlander’ Star Sophie Skelton Says She and Richard Rankin are Like Brianna and Roger

by Jeremy Spirogis
Sophie Skelton and Richard Rankin

Sophie Skelton and Richard Rankin painting Brianna and Roger Mackenzie on Outlander. The younger couple has been via loads of challenges, however their relationship continues to develop.  When speaking about their on and off-screen chemistry, Skelton admitted that she and Rankin are quite a bit like Brianna and Roger in actual life. 

Sophie Skelton and Richard Rankin
Richard Rankin and Sophie Skelton | Michael Kovac/Getty Images for Starz Entertainment

What is Brianna and Roger’s relationship like on ‘Outlander’?

As Claire (Caitriona Balfe) and Jamie Fraser’s (Sam Heughan) daughter, Brianna is each clever and robust. Brianna first meets Roger on season 2 of Outlander, when she visits Scotland with Claire. 

The two spark a connection and grow to be good associates over time. After Brianna goes again to Boston, Roger comes to go to her, confesses his love, and proposes. From there onward, as Brianna and Roger start an advanced romantic relationship. 

The couple doesn’t at all times see eye to eye, and they’re every fast to anger. But via all their fights, they develop to know each other higher. And in Season 5, after all of the brutal and life-altering conditions they face collectively, Brianna and Roger get married and eventually come to a spot of their relationship the place they know that they will depend on each other for something. 

But in fact, that doesn’t cease them from poking enjoyable at one another once in a while. The younger MacKenzies share a candy and loving repartee that proves simply how comfy they’re of their marriage. 

Skelton opens up Brianna’s development on ‘Outlander’

In a current interview with Golden Derby, Sophie Skelton talked about Brianna’s development and private struggles on Season 5 of Outlander. She additionally revealed that she has nice relationships with everybody on the present. 

“I feel very fortunate that I get to work with, and one of the rare ones in the cast who, I feel has gotten to work with pretty much everyone which is great because so many characters are intertwined,” mentioned Skelton. “It’s very difficult to actually get them all together. It’s just been really fun.”

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Sophie Skelton and Richard Rankin get on one another’s nerves like brother and sister

When discussing Brianna and Roger’s development on Season 5 of Outlander, Skelton informed Golden Derby that the characters’ marriage is not like Claire and Jamie’s. But regardless of being completely different, she defined how their relationship nonetheless represents a significant love story. 

“I think one thing I love about their relationship, what the show does so well, is show you two very different lead relationships,” she mentioned. “With Bree, they show a very flawed very real version of relationships where you can fall out, and you can have things go terribly, and you don’t always act tremendously well. But I think this season they’ve really found their feet in the relationship and found a way to grow stronger from their arguments as opposed to growing apart which is great.”

Skelton additionally in contrast Brianna and Roger’s chemistry to her relationship with co-star Richard Rankin. She revealed that similar to their characters, the 2 actors have grown as associates behind the scenes. 

“You know, Richard and I, it’s a very similar sort of relationship off-screen in terms of, you know we bicker and we’re kind of like the brother and sister that get on each other’s nerves a lot of the time,” mentioned Skelton. “But I think that’s great because I think that really seeps into the into the screen version where actually you can show that.”

Through most of their public appearances collectively and their social media posts, it’s clear to see that Skelton and Rankin share a particular bond. It will likely be attention-grabbing to see the place the actor’s on and off-screen relationship grows when Outlander returns for Season 6. 

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