Outlander season five is well underway, and one of the stars of the show, Sophie Skelton, has opened up about the one plot line that she and her co-star, Lauren Lyle, fought against. In the show, Sophie plays Brianna Fraser, while Lauren plays her stepsister, Marsali. The pair strike up a friendship after Marsali helps Brianna find her young son, Jemmy, but Sophie revealed that this wasn't always going to be the case.
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Chatting to Variety, Sophie admitted that the writers originally wanted the pair to be at odds with one another. She explained: "I think originally the writers wanted there to be more animosity between them and we really fought against it. It’s like, c’mon, it’s a female-led show, let’s show that women can support each other and get along. So we really fought for them to be bonding as sisters. I love the scene where Marsali calms Bree’s fears. It’s a lovely moment, a nice quiet moment, getting two women from completely different time periods coming together in this really simple conversation. I like that relationship."
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The series introduced Adso the kitten
Fans have been delighted by the new series of Outlander, particularly in the latest episode which introduced a new addition to the Fraser clan, Adso the kitten! Speaking about the cat, one person tweeted: "So we finally found someone who can upstage Jamie and Claire. A cute, adorable cat." Another added: "Well on the upside at least we’re not crying at work. Crying at home while under self-isolation instead." Speaking about the cat in a behind-the-scenes video, Sam Heughan said: "Apparently we're going to get him a ginger wig. This is Adso, but his real name is Bear. He's basically number one now."
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