Getting to Know #Outlander's Annette Badland: 10 Questions


Written by: Blake Larsen


Mary and I recently had the pleasure of speaking with actor Annette Badland (Mrs. Fitz) on Outlander Cast for our Christmas Special. Our episode with Annette is the second installment of 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 10 personal questions with Annette that were not included the original interview. Read on to find out more about Annette Badland the person, including her favorite show, guilty pleasure, celebrity crush, and much more.

Outlander Cast: Favorite TV show of all time?

Annette Badland: hmm….oh! Outlander!

OC: Favorite food?

AB: Salmon.

OC: Last song you listened to??

AB: I was just listening to Bach. I really like classical music so I was listening to some Bach on the radio while I was waiting to speak with you.

OC: One quirky trait about you that no one knows?

AB:  Ohhh I don’t have any of those! [laughs]

OC: Good answer.

AB: Oh I can’t think — I’m bound to have lots of them, aren’t I?! Well… I enjoy house linen. I’m working in Dublin at the moment and, of course, I’ve bought some Christmas presents, but I’ve also had to buy myself a rug, a blanket — which I don’t need at all because I have many already. But I couldn’t resist [laughs] So I have a big pile of them. I love NEW bed linen and throws. 

OC: Dream role of yours?

AB: I used to want to play Lady Macbeth, but now I’m older so I enjoy the unexpected. So I no longer hanker after a specific role. But, I really relish new things that I never anticipated playing before.

OC:  What’s your greatest success? 

AB: Oooo… I never feel I succeed at anything.  

OC: What is your biggest regret?

AB: Ohhhh my goodness me. I don’t know that I can answer that [laughs]… I am full of regret. A bit like how I never feel I am successful, I am always full of regret. Regrets, I’ve had a few. How about that? There’s a quote for you.

OC: Sweet, salty, or savory?

AB: Oh… sweet.

OC:  What’s your guilty pleasure?

AB:  Cheese and coffee.

OC: OK – spill it – who’s your celebrity crush?

AB: No…[laughs]  I suppose I should say Sam Heughan.

OC: I was gonna say, here in America, this is the point where we would say, “I’ll take the Fifth!”

AB: All right, sounds good. I’ll take the Fifth. Although Johnny Depp is pretty, um, interesting.

This is an excerpt from the Outlander Cast interview with Annette Badland that was recorded exclusively for Outlander Cast Blog readers.
To hear the rest of the interview, you can find the audio interview here. 

Source: OCB

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