Outlander's Sophie Skelton and Richard Rankin discuss new skills, favourite scenes and spoilers

Outlander stars Sophie Skelton and Richard Rankin have answered some of their fans most burning questions ahead of the new episode on Sunday night.

Sophie, 28, and Richard, 39, play Roger and Bree in the on-screen adaptation of Diana Gabaldon’s Outlander series.

During an interview with E Online, the stars get together and discuss everything Outlander – including Sophie’s improvised nose boop to Richard in the first episode and one major spoiler they accidentally revealed.

In the historical fantasy series, Sophie’s character Bree is the daughter of Jamie and Claire Fraser, played by Sam Heughan and Caitriona Balfe.

Sam Heughan, Sophie Skelton and Richard Rankin
Top trio Sam Heughan, Sophie Skelton and Richard Rankin

E News interviewer Leanne Aguilera gathered questions for the duo from fans on Twitter, and asked away.

One user asks: “What is one takeaway or skill that you got from your experience on this show that you can use in your career post Outlander?”

Sophie responds: “Oh, gutting a fish.

“I actually used to go fishing a lot with my brother when I was younger but I’ve now been taught the absolute art of it.

“I apologise to the vegans. But the fish were already dead.”

Leanne asked one question for Richard: “What was your favourite scene to film this season and why?”

Sophie Skelton and Richard Rankin on the Outlander set

After thinking for a wee minute, Richard replies: “Actually, there’s a couple of really nice scenes.

“But one in particular, there’s a really nice sweet scene, quite funny, quite entertaining, later on in season six with Brianna but I can’t really say what it is.”

“Is that cryptic enough for everyone?” Sophie jokes.

When Richard reminds everyone, they aren’t allowed spoilers, Sophie adds: “We’re already on our second strike and three strikes and we are probably out.

“We did a major spoiler the other day, at the premiere.”

Sophie continued: “We both kind of inadvertently said this spoiler and we still just kept talking and didn’t really realise it.

“Then we kinda looked at each other like ‘Ohhhh oops, that was a major one'”

After discussing spoilers, the trio continue on with more questions – Leanne asks: “Sophie, what do you find most challenging about filming scenes with Richard?”

“Caitriona and I always joke that we are kind of the baby sitters for Sam and Richard, but sometimes it’s like wrangling saying ‘Come on Richard, we’re ready to go. Come on now’.

“He does just kind of wander off.

“I need to get you one of those bluetooth things that you put in your luggage so I always know where you are.

Sophie adds: “You’d think he’d have like a mobile phone you can call, but Richard likes to be like ‘Oh it’s Sophie’,” as she gestures him declining a call.

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