I know I’ve already posted an Outlander-related collage, but as you can see, I have a one track mind. When I like something—and that includes, books, movies, music, etc…—-it isn’t so easy to move on to the next topic.
This collage is more Claire related. Since I love her look, I used German actress Felicitas Woll’s screen captures from the movie Dresden in my collage. Whether I think she should play Claire in the Outlander movie (should there ever be one), is hard to say as I’ve never seen her act.
A while ago, I wrote a post called The Outlander Movie: Casting Claire Randall Fraser, in which I picked British actress Ruth Wilson because I was quite taken with her work in the new Jane Eyre adaptation. Some readers agreed, while others begged to differ.
Since then, this post and my other Outlander related posts have garnered a surprisingly extensive debate on who should play who. So below, after re-reading all my comments, I’ve composited some of the popular suggestions for Claire.
Kate Winslet is by far the most popular picks for Claire. I agree: I mean, HELLO, Titanic! As for the other actresses, I could go either way. I’m not so invested in a single actress that when the time comes and the final cast is announced, I’ll be up in arms and shouting bloody murder if they don’t pick my actress. Then again, I’m always up for an unknown troupe of players; that way, I won’t be as distracted by their movie stardom.
I am aware that an unknown cast, however ideal, is wishful thinking on my part. Historical costume dramas are expensive to produce, hence, Hollywood will need a couple of big names on the marquee to draw movie goers. If Outlander should ever become a movie, I’m predicting that the role of Jamie and Claire will go to big name movie stars while the rest of the cast may or may not be well known.