The first season of the Starz historical romance epic “Outlander,” based on the novels by Diana Gabaldon, saw heroine Claire Randall (Caitriona Balfe) travel back 200 years to the 1740s where she soon fell in love with the equally heroic Scot Jamie Fraser (Sam Heughan). She also found a nemesis in the odious Black Jack Randall, a captain in the occupying British army and the ancestor of Claire’s 1940s husband, Frank (both played by Tobias Menzies). That season ended with Jack brutalizing Jamie before Claire saved him from capture; the couple then escaped to France. This season finds the lovers infiltrating the French court, plotting to save their Scottish way of life.
Gathered in a Hollywood hotel penthouse for a photo shoot and an interview with The Envelope, the three actors briefly pose as Charlie’s Angels. They each have legions of fans: Caitriots, Heughanots and Menziatics. When asked whose group is the fiercest, Balfe and Menzies simply point at Heughan.
Men, how does it feel to be objectified?
Menzies: It’s a curiosity of the show that that role is reversed.
Balfe [pointing to her body]: Nobody’s interested in this. They’re like, “Put your clothes back on, love. But you!” [Pointing to the men]
Menzies: But it’s Jamie more than Jack or Frank.
Balfe: There’s Team Frank. There’s also team Jack, which is — let’s not talk about those ladies.
Heughan: I don’t really pay any attention to it. Are we objectified?
Balfe: I sometimes get indignant on your behalf. The way that the women speak about Sam sometimes, if a guy was ever saying those things about an actress, there would be an uproar. I always want his acting prowess and his talent to be front and center.
New Outlander season 2,episode 7 intense spoiler promo clip released. Last night, STARZ served up the new promo/spoiler clip (below) for their upcoming “Outlander” episode 7 of season 2, and it looks quite interesting , emotional and drama-filled as Claire is spotted looking very distraught as she lays in bed in very bad condition it appears.
At one point Claire blames herself. Then talks about betrayal and has horrible thoughts of war and violence, and more! Check it out, below. The episode is called, “Faith.”
In the new episode 7 official description: Doctors at L’Hopital Des Anges will try to save Claire’s life and that of her unborn child. King Louis will end up accusing two men of practicing the dark arts. Description number 2: Doctors at L’Hopital des Anges will attempt to save the lives of Claire and her unborn baby. King Louis is going to ask Claire to judge two men accused of engaging in the dark arts.
Episode 7 is due to hit the airwaves on Saturday night, May 21st at 9pm eastern time on STARZ. Stay tuned. [Source]
THE Scots actor, who plays Jamie Fraser in the Starz time travel series, took a few minutes to answer some fan questions that were submitted via Twitter.
OUTLANDER star Sam Heughan has revealed all after taking part in a Q&A with fans.
Taking part in Variety’s Actors on Actors series, the Scots actor, who plays Jamie Fraser in the Starz time travel series, spent a few minutes answering some fan questions submitted via Twitter.
One fan asked whether it would be quicker to travel back in time through the standing stones, just like Claire Randall did in Diana Gabaldon’s story, or in Back to the Future’s DeLorean.
Sam debated the issue, with the car needing to speed up to 88mph to travel while the Scottish standing stones are fixed in position and decided it was “a mixed bag”.
He was also asked whether he would have made different decisions on the Battle of Culloden and Bonnie Prince Charlie if he were in Jamie’s shoes and whether being able to refer to Diana’s books, as well as the script, has an impact on what viewers see on screen. [Source]
In every sense, Sam Heughan is the stuff of fantasy. No fan base in the world rides harder for the pinup of their choice than the Heughligans—who in turn have cast him as the star of their fantasies, in large part, as a result of his role in Starz’s steamy time-travel soap Outlander, which returned for its second season in April (the #droutlander is over!!).
On the show, the 36-year-old Heughan plays the dreamy but star-crossed lover Jamie, a Highlander in 18th-century Scotland. In real life, Heughan grew up in the shadows of a 17th-century castle in Southwest Scotland, and his career has been no less fabulous. While still attending classes at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama in 2003, he was nominated for an Olivier Award. Ten years and several TV roles later, he landed Outlander and the part that launched a zillion ‘shippers.
And still, the fantasia does not end there for Heughan, as we discovered when we spoke to him last year. Turns out, there was a little (very little; hobbit-sized, in fact) something of the mystical traveler in him from the get-go.
“Are you really named after Samwise Gamgee?” we asked.
“Well, yes,” he said. “On my birth certificate, it’s just Sam, but my brother does have a name from The Lord of the Rings. It’s Cirdan—he was the shipwright at the end of Lord of the Rings that takes them across to wherever it is they all go when the elves leave the earth. My family were pretty big hippies.”
“Did you identify with Samwise when you read the books as a child?”
“It always was like, ‘I don’t want to be that one!’ because he’s so nice and honorable and good. And I wanted to be Bilbo; I wanted to be more dangerous, less dependable. It’s funny, though—as a child, you’re already thinking, ‘Who do I want to be and how do I see myself portrayed?’ ”
All for a noble cause! Actor Sam Heughan’s TARTAN scarf has fetched over £10,000 recently. The money will be donated for the charitable purpose. It is an initiative taken by a charity organization called Cahonas Scotland.
Sam Heughan may be popular for his association with “Outlander,” but when his scarf fetched a handsome amount, it left even the charity stunned. The final bidding amount on eBay was £10,801, just 10 days after it was listed on the site.
According to Scotland Now, the starting price of the scarf was only 99 p, but his fans were full of enthusiasm and their bidding frenzy saw the price climb up at more than £5,000 just within two hours. The bidder who came up with the winning bid chose to be anonymous.
Along with Heughan’s scarf, the mysterious winner will also be given a DVD of “Outlander” and a signed cutout of “pocket Jamie.” Herald Scotland noted that Heughan, who is originally from Scotland, had wore the scarf when he participated in the Tartan Day Parade in New York.
The auctioning of the actor’s scarf was part of an initiative called “Loosen Up” Auction by Cahonas Scotland. The initiative encouraged the celebrities to donate their signed accessories and clothing so that money could be raised for charity.
Among the other celebrity items listed for auction included a tie belonging to Rod Stewart and signed by Stewart himself; Lorraine Kelly’s Dundee United scarf and a signed silk tie of actor Alan Cumming.