Outlander fans will remember that Ross (played by Scott Kyle) played a frequent role in season two of the Starz show just ahead of the brutal battle of Culloden. The star has since made his exit. However, despite not being the biggest character, his appearance did make an impact, as the star’s refusal to bulk up and embrace the typical tough highlander look made him stand out.

Now, the Outlander star has opened up about his character’s backstory, and why it made sense for Ross to carry an extra few pounds.

Speaking to absolutemusicchat.com, Scott revealed, he had a backstory for Ross in his head when playing the role.

Moreover, he related the character to his own life.

He explained: “Yeah, I think you always go to home, what I mean by that is I think you always dig deep in yourself.

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“Ross didn’t have any kids, I thought, ‘Me and Karen don’t have any kids (yet) so I can imagine myself in Ross’s shoes.

“You’re going to war,…

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