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July 01 2015 @ 06:00 am
Roger Rumors  
So there have been a lot of rumors about who will be playing Roger MacKenzie Wakefield in the Second season of Outlander. I've heard Richard Madden (Rob Stark, Game of Thrones) and  Ben Barnes (Prince Caspian, The Chronicles of Narnia Prince Caspian). These were just that rumors. Though I think mostly, fan hopefuls. People, of course, have just been speculating because it is, frankly, fun to do.

This new rumor has and air of leaky ship at Starz. Now saying that, it might not at all be true and it is highly possible this is just another attempt to toss Starz an idea but only time with tell... so here is the rumor.
This is Kevin Ryan. Apparently, he turned down a career in music, singing and playing his guitar (which we all know Roger can do) to pursue acting. He had a major role in BBCA's show Copper and was on NBC's Crossbones (I watched that and I don't remember this pretty face!).

On his twitter account, he announced he had big news (which was later deleted) but no telling what it was. And guess who is following him... Outlander. So I feel like this could be true but if not... it was a nice fantasy.
 
 
 
Kathleenemeraldarrows on July 1st, 2015 04:43 pm (UTC)
Oh, I loved him on Copper! This would be wonderful if it's true.
Jill aka Jo: Outlander: Dougalsireesanwar on July 1st, 2015 08:26 pm (UTC)
I kind of have my fingers crossed that it will be. He seems perfect for the role and has all the talents of Roger.

PS: I love your icon!
Kathleen: 6emeraldarrows on July 1st, 2015 08:29 pm (UTC)
Thank you! (:
Wendy: Dean awesomecrew4 on July 2nd, 2015 02:39 am (UTC)
Oh, he's cute. Are his eyes green though? He has to have green eyes :-)
Jill aka Josireesanwar on July 2nd, 2015 10:58 pm (UTC)
I think they are actually blue but I'm not positive. I want them to be green but this guy can sing and play a guitar which are more important for Roger I think... we'll see.
Jo Annyeuxdebleu on July 2nd, 2015 06:39 am (UTC)
oooh! Kevin Ryan would be great. I loved him in "Copper." I watch a LOT of BBC America because I love British TV. Most recently I loved "Ripper Street" with Matthew Macfaydan.

However, Kevin is only 5'10" tall, so if they get a tall woman to play Brianna, she'd tower over him.

Edited at 2015-07-02 06:43 am (UTC)
Jill aka Jo: Stock: Bear drinking Starbuckssireesanwar on July 2nd, 2015 11:01 pm (UTC)
That is true. Height could be an issue. Although I can't remember if he's as tall as Jamie. Sam is taller and that could work out but Roger is supposed to be a large man too. Hmmmm.

I kind of doubt Brianna will be as tall. She'll probably be more like Cait.
Jo Ann: Out: Claire face close ujpyeuxdebleu on July 3rd, 2015 03:26 am (UTC)
As we learned with Cait, height (Cait is taller than book Claire) and features (different eye color than book Claire) don't really matter. Personally, I don't care if Brianna isn't tall as long as she has red hair and blue eyes. As for Roger, yes he's fairly tall in the book and it shouldn't be difficult to come up with an excellent actor who's at least 6' tall. I don't really care if he has green eyes. If they REALLY want green eyes, have him were contacts.
Jill aka Jo: Books: Girl on bookssireesanwar on July 3rd, 2015 08:00 pm (UTC)
Exactly. I feel like Jamie's eyes are the only ones that really matter. I just hope the actor choosen is a great actor who will feel like Roger as we watch him.
Kaylee Winchester: Outlander The Frasersroguem on July 3rd, 2015 01:39 pm (UTC)
I always picture Roger as a more bookish type, but I won't complain if this guy gets the role.
Jill aka Josireesanwar on July 3rd, 2015 07:50 pm (UTC)
Me too but I think this guy can pull it off. Roger makes a lot of changes but I can see scholarly hot Roger there.
Kaylee Winchester: Tangled Lightsroguem on July 5th, 2015 12:09 pm (UTC)
That's true, also we have to trust the costume department. :)
Jill aka Josireesanwar on July 9th, 2015 07:57 pm (UTC)
Yes, sometimes the costumes make the actor feel more like the character and they just embody them. I can't wait.
Rachelnightlydivision on July 6th, 2015 04:30 pm (UTC)
He's pretty :)
Jill aka Josireesanwar on July 14th, 2015 08:14 pm (UTC)
I think so. A little shorter than I'd like but that is okay.