Oh. And the Outlander casting people finally picked a Roger Wakefield. You might have heard something about it. But if not, ladies, let me introduce you to…
After reading the Twitters, your reactions to this announcement have fallen into two major camps:
Me? I’m only emotionally invested in casseroles, so my reaction was pretty much like this:
My first impressions of Richard Rankin
1) His twitter handle is @RikRankin. Oh dear.
Please, baby Jesus, don’t let him actually refer to himself as Rik. “Rik” is not the name of a serious thespian.”Rik” is the name of a Thunder Down Under performer.
2) “Richard Rankin.” When I say it out loud, it feels like the name of two longtime collaborators who write Broadway musicals. “Do you know who did the music and lyrics for Hamilton? Richard and Rankin! They bring it.”
3) I’m usually very pro-beard, but…
Panty. Dropper…if I wore panties.
4) I’m gonna put Richard on my mamma’s prayer list. Outlander fans are a delightful mix of nuts and creative. Just wait til they Photoshop you with a rando baby, Richard.
5) He’s Scottish!