Outlander: Tobias Menzies Previews Sadistic Role on New Starz Series

Outlander: Tobias Menzies Previews Sadistic Role on New Starz Series

Speaking with Zap2it at the recent Comic Con, Outlander actor Tobias Menzies previewed his villainous role, Black Jack -- on the new Starz drama series. 

Keep reading for the scoop:

There's big sets, violence, sex; we're not going to edit you out of this. You're going to see the lot. It's going to be a very vivid world that we're going to take you to.

They're dark, suitably so, and I think they're an important antidote to the romantic elements of the story. It's good that we're not going to shy away from that. There's lots of shades within the colors of the characters. It's true to life, isn't it? Nothing is one thing or the other. Jack is one of life's interesting contradictions.


As the first season progresses, fans should also expect to see the different sides of Black Jack:

He does have some personal insight, he gets people and how they work but he chooses to abuse those rather than comfort them or reassure them. That character, I would argue, is a study of sadism. He's interested in people's boundaries, their pain thresholds, what they can handle. It's a rather sickening investigation.

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