Outlander Season 4: Who Is Phaedre?

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Photo credit: Outlander/Starz Image acquired via Starz Media Room /

Natalie Simpson will play Phaedre in Outlander Season 4? Just who is the character and how will she interact with Claire and Jamie?

Starz confirmed five actors playing roles in Outlander Season 4, and Natalie Simpson was one of them. The talented actress will play the role of Phaedre in four episodes of the season. Now it’s time to delve into who this character is and what it means for Claire and Jamie.

There are spoilers from “Drums of Autumn” in this post. If you don’t want to be spoiled about storylines because you’re remaining a book behind, this isn’t the post for you. You can find out more about Natalie Simpson without Outlander spoilers here.

Slave to Aunt Jocasta

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Phaedre is a slave during the fourth book, although one with an unknown secret. Claire and Jamie will meet the young girl while at Jocasta’s plantation, Hector and Jocasta Cameron were master and mistress to Phaedre’s mother, Betty That would ordinarily make Phaedre the same, but this is where the secret comes into play.

It turns out Phaedre is Hector’s illegitimate and secret daughter. However, Jocasta knows all about her true paternity, so rather than treating her like a usual slave, Phaedre is kept at the house. This isn’t a benefit for Phaedre, but more of a way for Hector to consistently remember about his affair.

As long as the show sticks to the books, we can expect to see more of Phaedre in the seasons to come. That means more from the talented Simpson.

Next: Outlander Season 4 casting: Who is Natalie Simpson?

What would you like to see play out in Outlander Season 4? Are you excited to meet Phaedre on screen? Share your thoughts in the comments below.

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