[There are spoilers in this Q & A if you have not read Outlander.]
Lotte Verbeek conducted a Twitter Q & A with Outlander fans this morning/afternoon. Below are the relevant tweets to Outlander. For all the tweets, head over to her Twitter account, @LotteVerbeek1. Usernames have been excluded from the transcript.
Q: I don’t know if you’ve read the books, but I just can’t wait to see you playing as Mrs. Abernathy!
A: What?!?!? Perhaps i should start reading the books…
Q: Have we watched your personal favorite scene yet?
Q: If you were to go through the stones, what time would you want to end up in?
A: 1920, for the skirts.
Q: Which scene did you rehearse for the role of Geillis?
A: The first meeting with Claire, Caitriona Balfe, was my audition scene.
Q: Loved you in Borgias! As an actress do you feel that you may have connected more to Geillis vs Giulia?
A: Perhaps… plus, GD wears red shoes and dances naked.
Q: What was it about Geillis and Outlander that convinced you to audition for the part?
A: I didn’t want to at first! GD looks so different in the books. but the scene stole my heart.
Q: It was lovely to see you in NYC with the cast. Are you comfortable with the crowds and fan frenzy?
A: Easing in to it:-)
Q: What do you like about filming in Scotland and what do you dislike? Well done on the accent!
A: Thanks! Loved the people. but the bloody rain though!
Q: Did you fall in love with Scotland when filming here and will you return?
A: Yes and yes
Q: Your favourite line so far?
A: They say I’m a witch.
Q: Any chance Geillis will put a spell on Laoghaire for us fans ???
A: If it serves The Cause…;-)
Q:What’s your most favorite components of Geillis’ character that you get to play that is like or unlike yourself?
A: She is playful like me. She murders unlike me.
Q: So what animal would Geillis be?
A: There is a bit of a squirrel.
Q: Geillis is one of Diana’s most intriguing characters – have you consulted with her about Geillis’ character?
A: Yes! over a couple of drams.
Q: What is it about Geillis that makes her so quirky about how she wears some of her clothes? It’s great!
A: i like to think of Geillis as a creature more than a person. something wildly animalistic about her.
Q: Was it difficult to do the naked ritual scene last episode? You were amazing, I was swept away as I watched.
A: Thanks! I love being naked so that is not so different from Geillis. but it’s the added cameras …..
Q: Are you as tactile as you portray Geillis to be?
A: Yeah…. very much so…
Q: You’re absolutely brilliant in this week’s ep! Would love to see more backstory on Geillis. Would you?
A: Yes! and we might….;-)
Q: Great job! What was your audition scene and did you have to do a chemistry test?
A: No chemistry test! first GD scene in ep 2, I nibbled on some mint leaves and we kinda kept that.
Q: I wonder, how long it took to put that fake pregnant belly on you?
A: Belly took about 2 hours!!
Q: Where do you think Dougal and Geillis met to consumate their affair? Include details.
A: Ha! naughty question. The still room? In front of the fire where she throws away the poison??
Q: How would you compare your role as Geillis to your former iconic role of Giulia Farnese? 🙂
A: So many differences. GD is just a bit more foresty, I would say.
Q: Your prosthetic baby bump in the dancing scene looked pretty real – what was it like to wear one?
A: Cozy. It made me feel very maternal.
Q: Who would win in a fight: Geillis Duncan or Julia Farnese?
A: GD for sure.
Q: What has been your favourite costume to date?
A: The pixie coat and The Raven!
Q: I read that many signed extended contracts. As the story progresses, will be you coming back, I hope?
A: Who knows…
Q: You are an amazing actress! What has been your favorite scene to film so far?
A: Thanks!!! The one coming up this weekend. plus dancing in the forest too.
Q: How many pronunciations of your name have you heard this year?
A: Lost track. best ones were Vladimir and Lobster.
Q: I recall seeing a picture that you tweeted of your feet very muddy. What scene is this?
A: Good memory! Dance scene in the forest.
Q: Geillis understands Gaelic, but she doesn’t ever speak it that I can recall. Is there a reason?
A: To make my life easier on set..??
Q: Geillis’ voice is great, but creepy – as befits her character. How did you come up with it?
A: Well, Diana Gabaldon wrote her really really well!
Q: Who is the funniest person on set?
A: Graham McTavish, my on screen man
Q: If you had to play a man character in Outlander, who would it be? 🙂
A: Why, Black Jack of course:-)
Q: What is your favourite thing about Geillis?
A: That she is so freakin wicked!
Q: Why do u think Geillis is so cagey about revealing her past to Claire? I always thought she would have told her.
A: Ahaaa… revelations coming up!
Q: Was the dance you did in the latest episode choreographed or improvised? And did you enjoy it?
A: Dance was choreographed. loved every ice cold second of it:-)
Q: DG books have Gellis gaining weight is that something you might do?
Source: Lotte Verbeek on Twitter