Cameo suggestions for Diana
The producers did ask me if I'd be an extra in one episode and I said I would. No idea what/when, though. And you don't know what may--or may not--happen, either. George RR [Martin] told me he'd done a cameo for one of the Game of Thrones episodes, but it ended up on the cutting-room floor!I have no further details. In fact, I told Diana that I think it would be more fun for the fans if she doesn't tell us which scene or episode she'll be appearing in. Let's see how quickly the sharp-eyed OUTLANDER fans can spot her! <g>
In the meantime, I thought it might be fun to speculate about which scene you'd like to see Diana appear in. Keep in mind we're talking about the first book only, and that it would have to be a part with little or no dialogue.
There are certainly plenty of crowd scenes in OUTLANDER that Diana could appear in -- the mob at Cranesmuir, or the spectators at Colum's Hall, for example -- but my personal favorite for a possible Diana appearance would be as the woman in the cottage where Claire first encounters Jamie:
I was ignored as Dougal turned and spoke in a tongue I dimly recognized as Gaelic to a woman who cowered in the corner. Surrounded by the mass of men, I had not noticed her before. She was dressed oddly, I thought, in a long, ragged skirt and a long-sleeved blouse half-covered by a sort of bodice or jerkin. Everything was rather on the grubby side, including her face. Glancing around, though, I could see that the cottage lacked not only electrification but also indoor plumbing; perhaps there was some excuse for the dirt.The idea that Diana should be present in that cottage, to witness Jamie and Claire's first meeting, has a lot of appeal to me. But of course I could be wrong.
The woman bobbed a quick curtsy, and scuttling past Rupert and Murtagh, she began digging in a painted wooden chest by the hearth, emerging finally with a pile of ratty cloths.
“No, that won’t do,” I said, fingering them gingerly. “The wound needs to be disinfected first, then bandaged with a clean cloth, if there are no sterile bandages."
(From OUTLANDER by Diana Gabaldon, Chapter 3, "The Man in the Wood". Copyright© 1991 by Diana Gabaldon. All rights reserved.)
What do the rest of you think? What scene would YOU like to see her in?