Season 4 of the time-traveling Starz drama Outlander is almost here. And, star Sophie Skelton — who plays Jamie (Sam Heughan) and Claire’s (Caitriona Balfe) daughter, Brianna — recently opened up about her time on the show and what we can expect next season. Plus, she revealed some behind-the-scenes secrets.
“Season four is really when you see Brianna come into herself and she’s really becoming a woman now and her own person,” Skelton told Entertainment Tonight. “She runs into a lot of new faces, a lot of old faces and there’s a lot of taking care of everyone around her. But at the same time, she also needs some taking care of herself because there’s a lot that happens to her.”
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When we last saw Bree, she was starting a new relationship with Roger Wakefield MacKenzie (Richard Rankin). And this season, fans will see their bond reach new heights. The relationship grows even stronger, and they will share their first intimate scene together this season.
After the interviewer asked Skelton if her on-screen parents gave her any advice about shooting her first onscreen romantic scene, she laughingly answered that they told her to “get drunk.”
She added that you have to approach the romantic scene that same way you would an action scene. Skelton says that sex scenes are “very choreographed,” and they are never as sexy as they look. Instead, they are a lot of “do this at this point, with this angle.”
Skelton was talking with ET on the show’s set in Glasgow, Scotland, and Rankin ended up crashing Skelton’s interview. He said that it has been a joy to film with Skelton this season, and he thinks that their characters go on a “very interesting journey.”
But, their journeys are not just together, but also separately. He says that their relationship began with such dramatic circumstances that it makes their bond unbreakable.
As for the main storyline featuring Jamie and Claire, Season 4 will start with characters finally settling down and making a home they call Fraser’s Ridge in North Carolina. Now that they are in a different country, the couple will face a new set of challenges and difficulties while their daughter continues her life in the 20th century, carrying the burden of knowing where her mother disappeared last season.
And, as fans of the book already know, Bree could be about to make her own time-traveling journey through the Standing Stones after she finds out her parents could be in danger.
Season 4 of Outlander premieres Sunday, November 4th on Starz.