‘Outlander' star Lauren Lyle says she'd love to play baddies and superheroes: 'We can’t do that in real life'

‘Outlander' star Lauren Lyle says she'd love to play baddies and superheroes: 'We can’t do that in real life'
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You might know her as Marsali MacKimmie Fraser on the hit fantasy drama series on Starz. The show has been successfully running for four seasons and just embarked on its fifth. But there’s more! With the show’s popularity growing constantly, the network renewed it for another season.

Celebrating the success and upcoming seasons, the cast and crew got together, and we caught up with one of the stars, Lauren Lyle on the red carpet of the Season 5 premiere. In a one-on-one conversation, the ‘Outlander’ actor shared her journey.

Lyle explained that she was excited about how her character had grown over the years. “Until almost half the season, I didn’t know what’s going to happen and it has been a joyful thrill," she said.

Working with her co-star, Caitriona Balfe, has been another fascinating thing for Lyle, as she told us. “It has been amazing working with her and to get to develop a relationship that starts with hatred and then evolves into something that’s really bonded," said Lyle.

In Season 5, you will get to see more of Marsali than you have ever seen before. The Scottish actor joined the show in Season 3 and has had been a regular on the show ever since.


Talking more on her role this and in the upcoming season of ‘Outlander’, we were wondering if it will have many references to the original ones as mentioned in the books. For those who are unaware, the series is based on the eponymous novel by Diana Gabaldon. But Lyle assured that there won’t be any direct connection to the book characters and her fans can expect to see Marsali in a new light.

Here's the detailed conversation with Lauren:


For every actor, there is always a dream role that they want to do at some point in their career. For Lauren, here’s what it is. When we asked her what character she would like to play in the future, she said, “I really love playing bad people, evil people. It’s fun because we can’t do that in real life. I would love to do some superhero film, like, the Black Widow.”


While there are no plans or talks about seeing Lauren in a superhero character yet, you can always catch her as Marasali MacKimme Fraser on ‘Outlander’, now running Season 5, on Stars.

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