Gaia Weiss: Mystery Casting for Season 2

Written by Anne Gavin

Image courtesy: Bubo

Since the news hit the Internet this summer that Viking’s actress Gaia Weiss was filming scenes for Season 2, Outlander fans and fan sites have been scratching their heads trying to guess which role she’ll play. And, no official word from Starz yet. Hmmm . . . so who is Gaia Weiss?

Weiss, a French born model and actress, is probably best known for her role in the popular cable drama “Vikings” – a show which also happens to be a personal favorite of Outlander showrunner Ron Moore. Her credits also include a role in the 2013 movie ‘Mary Queen of Scots” where she played a Scottish noblewoman and childhood companion of the famous Scottish Queen. Most recently Gaia played a lead role in the 2014 drama “The Legend of Hercules.”

Photo courtesy: Gaia Weiss


Photo courtesy: The Legend of Hercules

It was in fact, fellow French actor, Stanley Weber who let the chat notre du sac (that’s “cat out of the bag”) when he tweeted the following and tagged Gaia.





There was a fury of speculation after this about Gaia possibly playing Brianna Randall given Gaia’s nearly 5’11 inch frame. However, fans quickly dismissed this possibility, especially since nowhere in the Outlander book series do Brianna and Stanley’s character, Le Comte St. Germain, ever meet. Gaia was asked directly on Twitter whether she might be playing the part of “Dragonfly in Amber’s” French villainess Vicomtesse de Rambeau. But, the reply was “no!”

After this a few photos showed up on Gaia’s Instagram and Twitter accounts of her in period costume and hair – possibly wardrobe fittings for Outlander. Interestingly, Gaia deleted the photos shortly after first posting.

Photo courtesy: Gaia Weiss

Photo courtesy: Gaia Weiss


A strong possibility is that Gaia could be playing King Louis’ mistress –Madame de La Tourelle. In Starz’ recently released “Dinner PR” photo, she can be seen sitting to the left of Claire Fraser at the fancy Paris dinner enjoying her la soupe. So, Mademoiselle, you are important enough to be invited to the fancy dinner, eh?


Photo courtesy: Outlander Starz


With no confirmation from Starz or the actress, I guess we will be left to wonder…Qui vous jouerez, Mademoiselle Weiss? 

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What is your guess for which Season 2 character Gaia Weiss will portray?

11 comments

  1. I really did expect to see her as Bree. I think she would have been great in the role. But I am curious to see who she is playing. STARZ is being very cagey with their casting details.

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  2. cputrbug -- Yes, despite the "24 days of Outlander" campaign, I think Starz is being a real Grinch about a lot of reveals for Season 2. But, we the fans have little to do except wait with baited breath for the next tid-bit to drop. Or, you can just come on around to the Outlander Cast Blog and check daily for all the news and original Outlander content we can manage to post. Hee, hee! Thanks for reading and commenting. Come back again and see us soon.

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    1. Thank You Anne agree with you haha,Starz is a grinch with OL PR sadly,but waiting,waiting for more,so looking forward season 2.;-)

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    2. zsuzsip -- They have us in a choke hold! Hopefully, more will start dribbling out as they get closer to wrapping filming and head into post production. But, we wait...

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  3. Could she be Annalise de Marillac or Princess Louise de Rohan?

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  4. SarahMiller -- I believe the actress who will play Annalise was already announced. Not sure about Louise. Thanks for reading and joining in the speculation!

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  5. Maybe her character is a new one from Ron & writers? A love interest for Comte St. Germain? He sort of gets the shaft in that department in the book. And Stanley Webber is too hot not to go there in the show!!

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  6. Lisa O'Neill -- hmmmm. VERY interesting theory. And, you're right, Stanley/Le Comte TOO hot not to have a love scene or two! Let's hope anyway! Thanks for reading and commenting. Please come back to the Blog soon for more news and original content!

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  7. Stanley Weber is too attractive to play the Comte. I don't think he was described in the book as such.

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    1. Ashley C. -- I am ALL FOR this change from the book. And, I hope they give the Comte some hot sex scenes, too!

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