When we last saw Claire and Jamie's daughter Brianna (Sophie Skelton), she was saying farewell to her mother Claire with Roger by her side on a picturesque Christmas night in Boston, and was holding it together fairly well. Don't expect that to continue long. When asked how much we should worry for her character on a scale of 1 to 10, Skelton did not hesitate. "Oh, genuinely at a 10. I mean Brianna's a tough cookie, but she has a real roller coaster season so definitely at a 10."
And it truly does sound like a rollercoaster.
"Brianna in the 60s is a very 60s vibe. She's very happy...and then it does sort of take a 180 twist for Bree," Skelton said, hinting at some darker scenes to come. "I did a lot of research. I read a lot of case studies and [looked] into the scene of how people deal with things, and how their brain works and the inadvertent reflex responses that people have."
One such scene was filmed on her birthday, and Skelton told us that after filming, she and a bunch of cast members went out for drinks and watched football.
"You deal with it by acting as if it really didn't happen and just move on."
Along with the darker stuff, we'll see Bree really coming into her own.
"There's so much more of Brianna that we see in terms of her personality…and I'm excited to see if she has any reuniting moments with her parents."
We are too, Sophie. We are too.