Written by: Blake Larsen
Mary and I recently had the pleasure of speaking with actor Scott Kyle (Ross) on Outlander Cast. Our episode with Scott kicked off a new series for the podcast and Outlander Cast Blog we’re calling “Gonelander” – a celebration of all the actors and characters from Outlander
who we fell in love with, but who won’t be part of the story in Voyager
and beyond. You can find the audio interview here.
But as we’ve done in the past, we wanted to bring you an exclusive to the blog exploring 13 personal questions with Scott that were not included in the original interview. Read on to find out more about Scott Kyle the person, including his favorite show, guilty pleasure, celebrity crush, worst mistake of his career, where he sees himself in five years and much more.
Outlander Cast: Favorite movie of all time?
Scott Kyle: Hmm… The Rock.
OC: Favorite food?
SK: Oh, Chinese. Can’t say otherwise, I was just eating it!
OC: Worst mistake you’ve made?
SK: I fell off my motorbike! That was a bad mistake. Never want to do that again.
OC: Oh no! What kind of bike did you have?!
SK: [Laughs] Well, I say motorbike but it was a moped! [Laughs] It was a 250cc and I was eighteen at the time and it was wonderful. But you should never ask me that. That was a horrible story to tell that I tell people I was driving a motorbike and it was really a moped! To me, it was a motorbike! Every time I put that helmet on, I was a motorbike driver, ok? [Laughs] I had all the gear, and I walk out to ride that sweet moped! I’d listen to “Bad To The Bone” from Terminator!
OC: Best success you’ve ever had?
SK: I think persuading my lovely wife to marry me. Yup, the biggest success I’ve ever had was convincing her that marrying me was the best decision of her life. [Laughs]
OC: What book is on your nightstand now?
SK: Well, shame on me – I haven’t got one on the nightstand at the moment. But, the last book I was reading was by Dr. Wayne Dyer. I’m a big fan of his and his kind of spiritual stuff. It changes the way you look at things.
OC: Last song you listened to?
SK: The last song I listened to was on the way into work on the radio and it was [singing] “baby you’re a fiiirework!” Katy Perry, right?
OC: Favorite TV show?
SK: Other than Outlander? Hmm… I would have to say Black Sails. Or Vikings. That’s a very hard question. Both wonderful shows.
OC: Guilty pleasure?
SK: [Laughs] Spending hours in the bath. I could lay in the bath for hours and hours and just keep topping the hot water off, and the wife’s like, “c’mon get out! Let me in!”
OC: Beer of whisky?
SK: Beer. Our brand over here is Tennent’s. It’s the cheapest and, as a wee lad, you start off with the cheapest beer you can buy. But you still drink it as an adult. But it’s cheap, cheap. Cheap and nasty.
OC: Haggis. Love it or hate it?
SK: Oh yeah, I like Haggis.
OC: Celebrity crush?
SK: Ohhh… Buffy The Vampire Slayer. Sarah Michelle Gellar.
OC: Ever had a “star-struck” moment?
SK: Umm… no, I don’t know that I have. I mean, the first day on Outlander – walking into that room was a “deep breath” moment. Seeing some of your icons – guys like Gary Lewis and stuff – sitting down at the table and reading with you. I remember Sam coming over and talking to me on day one and he said, “Hi Scott, I’m Sam!” and I thought, “wow, that’s nice he took the time and knew my name!” So that was nice.
OC: Where do you see yourself in five years?
SK: Well, hopefully happy and healthy and continuing on to do what I’m doing. But I’m not striving to be anything other than me because I’m quite happy with where we are. I’m more about arriving than striving, if that make sense?
This is an excerpt from the Outlander Cast interview with Scott Kyle that was recorded exclusively for Outlander Cast Blog readers.
To hear the rest of the interview, you can find the audio interview here.
Stay tuned for more episodes in our #Gonelander Series – we have some exciting interviews headed your way in the coming weeks!