Terry Dresbach

Outlander Costume Designer

Reply To: Lord John Grey



When LJG finds himself across enemy lines joining the American Army, I about died. It was the one part in the whole series that I truly laughed and laughed out loud. It was written in such a way that I already felt I knew LJG well enough, and when the events were spelled out and the final sentence written, I just giggled forever.

And during the LJG series, I also felt the danger and tension that he would be found out as a gay man – and even though I can’t identify personally with his struggle – it was one of the reasons I love DG and her literature. She was giving me a POV that I wasn’t familiar with… and it felt real (or as real as it could with me reading in my bedroom).