Lotte Verbeek (Geillis Duncan) conducted her very first Twitter Q and A for Outlander yesterday. Here is the transcript of the questions and answers that are relevant to Outlander. To find the complete Q and A session, head over to Lotte’s Twitter account.
Q: What inspires you about Gellis?
A: Great question! She is just always full of surprises, even for me:-)
Q: Do you relate to your chr in anyway?
A: Relate to Geillis in a lot of ways. though she probably goes a bit further and crosses more lines than i do!
Q: Did you learn a lot about botany in medical skills, like Geillis uses it?
A: Turned out I am naturally quite the herbalist!
Q: Have you spoken Dutch with Àdhamh?
A: Yes and he is great!!
Q: How is your version of Geillis different than the character in the books? Or is she?
A: Not sure; What do you guys think?? I am redder??
Q: What scene was your favorite to film and why?
Q: Did you find mastering the Scottish accent to be challenging?
A: It is soo fun! Had great help too and it provides an extra way to transform. #
Q: Do you have to chance to give/incorporate your own perspective to the character of Geilis?
A: Great question! I think we all naturally do that. but absolutely loving the character helps.
Q: Did you get to collaborate with Terry for your costumes?
A: Absolutely! She is amazing because i am just as stubborn as # like to wear things my own way.
Q: Are you intrigued by the character Geillis becomes in future books? Could be fun?!
A: OMG, cant wait to see! Long road ahead and it will be a great adventure. #
Q: Have you read all the books, knowing about your characters future?
A: Not yet! #
Q: What is the moment you really ARE Geilis? Can you”turn into Geilis” at any given second or do you need costume?
Q: Why did you switch from dancing to acting?
Q: Did you have any particular influence on how you portrayed this clever charming mad woman?
A: hahaha! Producers were so incredibly generous and trusting they just gave me all the freedom in the world!
Q: What characteristics do you share/differ with Dougal and Geillis?
A: Passion, drive, belief for sure. am personally less lethal though:-)
Q: Does it take a long time to put on your Geilis costumes? Are they very heavy? They look like they are…
A: There is a team to help us get dressed # but the wearing we have to do ourselves. Jeans are more comfy.
Q: How have the Netherlands responded to one of their own acting in a Scottish role?
A: We are lucky to have Outlander as one of the first in the world! like everywhere, there is a great fanbase there.
Q: Loved your debut as Geillis! What is your favorite part about playing her?
A: fanks!! I love how ambiguous she is. just like real life:-)
Q: What’s next for you until Outlander season 2 begins production? Theater, movie, vacation?
A: I am so lucky!! Already shot another film and two more to come. jay!
Q: How do you unwind at the end of a long day of shooting?
A: A car ride back from the studio, then sleepzz.
Q: If you were on the crew instead of the cast, what job would you most like to do? Least like to do?
A: Good question! I’d direct.
Q: What did you enjoy most about working in Scotland?
A: If you see through the rain, it is the most raw, magnificently beautiful country you’ll ever see. sunsets!
Q: Which episode are you currently filming?
A: I am wrapped! but they just started the last block (= 2 eps)
Q: Is it hard to think “Dutch” at times? You must mainly be speaking/thinking in English…
A: I am rarely aware of switching languages, have been doing foreign films since I graduated, 6 years ago!
Q: What was your favorite costume to wear?
A: Let’s see. There was ‘the monkey jacket’ ‘the moth’, ‘the raven’… can’t choose!!
Q: Are you always a hair twirler, or is that just a character trait?
A: hahah! One of the many things I have in common with #.
Q: How many languages do you speak?
A: 5 Dutch, English, French, Italian, German. oh and Outlandish makes it 6:-)
Q/A: :ost the tweet but just saw a question about what I regret not having brought home from set…There was definitely a piece of prosthetics I regret not having taken home …
Q: What is your favorite characteristic of Geillis?
A: Can i pick 2? playfulness and passion.
Q: Will we be seeing any face to face time between Geillis & Dougal?
A: Good question! I have been asking the same! #
Source: Lotte Verbeek on Twitter