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Meet Sophie Skelton: The Time Traveler’s Daughter

Guess what! It is time for Sophie Skelton to embrace a settled side of Brianna Fraser. Looks like, Brianna isn’t going to do any time traveling in the latest season of Outlander. Sophie Skelton is happily staying in the past and looking forward to bringing new dimensions to her character.  It’s been barely two years since we last saw Sophie play Brianna Fraser Mackenzie, the strong-minded individual who followed her mother Claire Randall Fraser back in the past on Outlander. The pandemic made us wait for the time-traveling to resume but it sure brought the series back on its feet with its season 6 with all our favorite characters returning on the screen.  Catch up on the latest details about Sophie Skelton and how hyped she is about bringing back Brianna Fraser!

The Time Traveler’s daughter: Brianna Fraser Mackenzie

Outlander is popularly known for its drama (time-traveling precedent)  and season 6 is shaping to be no different. The repercussions from the previous season finale – where Brianna’s father, Jamie Fraser, saved Claire from outlaw abductors who kidnapped her and her son Jemmy tried (and failed) to return to the relative safety of the 1960s—are still yet to be revealed. The impending Revolutionary War looms in the background of The Echo Maker, threatening to disrupt any sense of peace that the Fraser-Mackenzie family could find in their North Carolina backcountry home.

Sophie Skelton exploring a settled side of Brianna in season 6

The latest season has brought several changes but one thing that’s for certain is that there will be a lot of change in the coming season for the Fraser-Mackenzie clan. In Brianna’s case, Skelton explains that this season will highlight a side of her character audiences haven’t seen before: one that’s relatively “settled” while chaos swirls around her. Previous seasons have seen Brianna go through a lot while traveling in the past.

This season, she has time to do things out of power like motherhood and family life. The first episode showed these maternal-type scenes beautifully and a lot of people were happy because it’s been a while since we’ve seen some familial aspects portrayed so well on the show. 

Sophie Skelton sharing some of her favorite scenes from the latest season

Sophie Skelton seems a bit excited exploring the settled side of her character. She shared with a few publications about her favorite bits from the latest season. One of the first scenes she talks about is the early scene where we see Roger and Brianna again. She explains how the chaos throughout the season is shown very calmly on Brianna’s part.  Another scene where Bree and Claire are present is one of her favorites. She shared the moments between mothers and daughters are important to show. She further added that she was happy with the way that Brianna’s character stepped in to help Claire deal with her trauma and relieved that they didn’t just brush it aside. Rising from the second seas, Sophie has established a place of her own and fans are rooting for Brianna in the latest season. 



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