For Outlander followers who’ve come to know Sophie Skelton in her position as Brianna Fraser through the years, it’s in all probability simpler to ascertain her chopping wooden on Fraser’s Ridge versus standing up on a pair of pointe sneakers—however we reside for duality, and Skelton, in fact, is greater than able to each.
Lengthy earlier than becoming a member of the forged of Outlander, Skelton educated as a classical ballet dancer for years. In her “What She’s Having” interview for StyleCaster, the British actress opened up about her expertise as a dancer, revealing that there was as soon as a time in her life when she felt considerably “embarrassed” by the craft. “Rising up, ballet was at all times checked out as this factor that little ladies do in little skirts. However I used to be such a tomboy rising up,” Skelton stated. In line with Skelton, her mother wasn’t at all times the largest fan of this—particularly when it got here to being the one lady in Boy Scouts. Skelton continued, “I believe for a very long time I used to be sort of embarrassed.”
Nonetheless, there got here a time when Skelton acknowledged the worth of her ballet coaching. “Now, I really feel like I can admire the energy it gave me,” Skelton stated. “Subconsciously, it taught me a lot about powering via issues, powering via ache, thoughts over matter, stamina and truly simply getting stuff completed. They at all times say, if you would like one thing completed, give it to a busy particular person. And I really feel like now, I can really embrace that and be pleased about that.”
For many people, these rising pains are all simply part of the journey—and Skelton is aware of this firsthand. Since becoming a member of the forged of Outlander, Skelton acknowledges that her “confidence” has solely grown. Now, she has no drawback standing up not just for herself however even for her Outlander castmates. “My confidence has grown much more,” she informed StyleCaster in her characteristic for the March 2022 Comeback Challenge. “Being on a present for six years, it simply provides you extra space to discover, to talk up and defend individuals.”
After all, these moments of development and self-discovery aren’t solely going down on the set of Outlander. Skelton additionally opened up a few second between seasons when she discovered herself alone in New York Metropolis after ending a relationship. “I used to be going via fairly a foul breakup and I went to New York for a month and I used to be like, ‘I’m going to return to ballet faculty on my own,’” she stated throughout StyleCaster’s “What She’s Having” video sequence. “I didn’t know anybody in New York. I used to be like, ‘If I can go and be in New York—which is meant to be one of the vital lonely and isolating locations—on my own for a month, then I can do something.’”
Skelton says she “embraced” the expertise absolutely, doing every thing—together with going to concert events—by herself. “That was in all probability the time the place I used to be like, ‘It’s OK, I can get via issues.’”
Take a look at the video above for Sophie Skelton’s “What She’s Having” interview with StyleCaster. You possibly can learn her full interview in StyleCaster’s Comeback Challenge right here.
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