Brianna and Roger

Outlander Welcome To Sophie Skelton As Brianna

Outlander Welcome To Sophie Skelton As Brianna

I’ve read that Sophie is a little nervous about fans accepting her as Brianna. Relax Sophie, a whole lot of people don’t even know what a Boston accent sounds like.

We need to trust. Yes, trust the producers of Outlander. They have not disappointed us so far. I think most (I can’t speak for everyone) fans will agree the casting has been more than excellent. In my opinion Sam Heughan embodies Jamie, Caitriona Balfe embodies Claire and the supporting cast are all perfect. Who could argue for another actor to play Master Raymond, for instance? Without doing a total roll call of characters and actors, I would say that we have experienced excellence in casting in every case.

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So please trust the producers once more. I’m sure there will be some who think Brianna must have blue eyes to be acceptable. I don’t agree with that, eye colour is a very minor component of an actors presence. Imagine forcing an actress to wear blue contact lenses every day? I wouldn’t be comfortable with that. For me, it’s more about the actor’s skill in portraying their character and on-screen chemistry with the other cast members. Who can fault the on-screen chemistry we have seen so far?

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Caitriona doesn’t have the amber eyes described in the book, so we essentially have two blue eyed parents. Can blue eyed parents have a brown eyed child? Yes, absolutely. Here is a link which explains how. http://genetics.thetech.org/how-blue-eyed-parents-can-have-brown-eyed-children

Welcome Sophie, and not forgetting Richard Rankin, to the Outlander family.