Outlanders Marsali Fraser star shares first-look at role away from Starz series

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Many will know actress Lauren Lyle for playing Marsali MacKimmie Fraser on the Starz series Outlander.

While others may be aware of her role as the titular Karen Pirie in the ITV detective show of the same name. But she has a new movie role.

Lauren stars in Mercy Falls as Rhona, who journeys into the Scottish wilderness with her close group of friends to search for a long-lost family cabin.

However, things don’t exactly go to plan when a fatal accident leads to a murder and what turns out to be a brutal fight for survival.

The actress – who also served as an executive producer of the movie – opened up in a new interview about the filming process.

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She outlined: “It was a much smaller shoot compared to Karen Pirie or Outlander. But because of that, it wasn’t as intimidating a set to be on.”

The Scottish setting did remind her of her time shooting Outlander, even if it was a lot colder.

Lauren continued to Digital Spy: “You’re always freezing cold on Outlander, but you’ve got layers of skirts on and they always find little hideaway places to stuff heat packs or a hot water bottle gets run to you.”

But on Mercy Falls, the star almost got hypothermia. She divulged: “We had to stop the shoot on the final day because I was so close to getting hypothermia, and then we had to go back a month later to finish the shoot because it was so cold and so intense.”

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Lauren had been notably absent from the latest season of Outlander, which executive producer Maril Davis exclusively told Express.co.uk was because of Lauren being “busy with a couple of other things.”

Outlander fans last saw Marsali and Fergus (Cesar Domby) in season six when they left Fraser’s Ridge to provide a better life for their children.

It is not yet known if the two characters will return for the eighth and final season but they will not be appearing in the upcoming conclusion to season seven, which should air sometime in 2024.

Lauren isn’t the only Outlander star to recently announce that they were taking on a new role.

Her Outlander co-star Sam Heughan, is set to star in Channel 4‘s physiological drama, The Couple Next Door, where he will play a traffic cop, who alongside his wife, will find himself entangled in the lives of the couple who have just moved next door.

While Brianna Fraser star, Sophie Skelton, will be appearing in an upcoming thriller movie called Row.

Mercy Falls is in UK cinemas now and will be released digitally on November 9. Outlander airs on Starz in the US and streams on Lionsgate+ in the UK.

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