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January 05 2016 @ 10:43 am
Rik Rankin Answers 20 Questions by Erin Conrad  

I can't help it. I'm mildly in love with Rik Rankin. Kind of like I am with Sam. Of course, this is in a fangirl kind of way not an actual in love kind of way. Still it is really hard not to like Rik.

I stumbled upon Erin Conrad's interview of our Roger:
Q Which was more exciting for you this year… Fallout 4 release, or getting cast as Roger?
A That’s a difficult question. It’s a close call but I’d say being cast as Roger.

Q Did Outlander_Starz have to beg you to become Roger or were you already into the idea? Fans wanted it for a long time.
A No, I believe I bribed them, particularly @TallShipsProds (Maril Davis) with Ferrero Rocher to get the part.
A (Maril) This is true. No chocolate = no part.

Q How many of Diana’s books have you read so far?
A I’ve just started reading Voyager.

Q How about.. are you prepared for the overwhelming support of the Outlander fan family?
A The overwhelming support seems to be accompanied by overwhelming love! So… Yes. Bring it.

[Read More Q & A]Q Any thoughts or plans on singing or recording more musical numbers?
A I might consider it at 30K. :)

Q Do you like to sing? How confident are you of your singing? Favorite musical artist?
A Yes, I do actually enjoy singing and am quite confident in bringing it to the part, should it be required.

Q If I spent one day in Edinburgh what one thing must I do?
A Visit Glasgow.

Q Have you met Diana yet?
A No, I haven’t had this pleasure yet but very much looking forward to it.

Q Had you read or watched Outlander before auditioning?
A I had read up on the production and well as following it/watching it through the casting process, yes.

Q Are you looking forward to learning Gaelic?
A What makes you think I don’t already know Gaelic?

Q What’s your favorite biscuit/sweet?
A Probably chocolate hobnobs.

Q Were you familiar with the Outlander books before your audition?
A Yes, I was very familiar with the books and production by that point.

Q I should be at the gym instead of tweeting you. Would you please tell me to stop tweeting and get going?

Q Do you play the bodhran?
A Not yet but I’m (no) stranger to percussion.

Q Are you excited about the future work with old Scottish sons and maybe with Bear McCreary?
A I’m genuinely excited about most aspects of joining the Outlander family.

Q What is the worst joke you’ve heard/told?
A What’s white and swings through the jungle? Tarzan the Fridge.

Q Are you excited in starting Outlander?
A Yes. Very much so.

Q Favorite hobbies?
A Games, reading, horse riding, to name a few.

Q What unreleased game are you looking forward to?
A I still have a huge back catalog I haven’t even started yet!

Q What will be your most challenging part of being Roger?
A Delivering a character that does both the writing and the fans justice.

Q I can’t believe (you) didn’t answer my Brianna casting question.
A Yeah you can. You can totally believe it.

Q How do you feel about your new fandom as “Roger Mackenzie/Rankin”?
A Loving the Fandom.

Tell me he hasn't won you over? Oh and I started watching The Crimson Field which Rik is in. Really good. So sad it only had a season.

Jo Ann: Reading: Girl reading book on lapyeuxdebleu on January 7th, 2016 12:05 am (UTC)
Tell me he hasn't won you over? Oh and I started watching The Crimson Field which Rik is in. Really good. So sad it only had a season.

Oh, I know!! Have your heard officially that it won't have a second season? If it was adapted from existing material, maybe there isn't more to draw on. I can't recall offhand if it was adapted from a book.
Jill aka Josireesanwar on January 16th, 2016 01:08 am (UTC)
I did. So sad. I watched it and LOVED it. They could wing it. I'd like to know what would happen to the nurse... prison? Her fiance? Oh my goodness. I want to see what happens with the nurse and her daughter.... I forget all their names but I loved it.

Have you seen Homefires? I liked that. It takes place during WWII. Really enjoyable.
Jo Ann: GOT: GRRMartin-Twitter-for Nutmeg3yeuxdebleu on January 16th, 2016 03:12 am (UTC)
No, I've never seen Homefires. It's a British show, isn't it? I'll see if I can find it on line.

I agree that there should be more of The Crimson Field even if they have to create more story. The BBC isn't renewing it for a second season. Do your watch Game of Thrones? The woman who played the nurse (Oona Chaplin, Charlie's g'daughter) played Rob Stark's wife in GOT. She was pregnant and murdered in The Red Wedding episode.

Jill aka Josireesanwar on January 17th, 2016 07:28 am (UTC)
That is where I'd seen her from! I do watch GOT though not the last season. I have them. Just need to watch.

You might still be able to stream Homefires from PBS's site. I know you don't have a lot of bandwidth but didn't you say late at night you could stream stuff.

Edited at 2016-01-17 07:30 am (UTC)
Jo Ann: Text: Internet a lot--not antisocialyeuxdebleu on January 19th, 2016 04:34 am (UTC)
Yes, I do streaming stuff after midnight usually. I've been watching Mozart in the Jungle (Amazon Prime) and future Downton Abbey episodes recently. I'll check for Homefires when I finish these.
Jill aka Josireesanwar on February 6th, 2016 01:23 am (UTC)
I don't think I saw Homefires on there but it might be on the PBS app on Prime. Worth checking. DA is.
Kaylee Winchester: Outlander-Claireroguem on January 7th, 2016 11:32 am (UTC)
Might have to have a closer look at The Crimson Field.
I'm liking this man more and more.
Jill aka Josireesanwar on January 16th, 2016 01:15 am (UTC)
Let me know if you have trouble finding it.