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Apr 15, 2016   Leave a Comment Alerts, Charity, News

Stewartry actor Sam Heughan this week launched Tartan Tuesday to raise money for the Bloodwise cancer charity.

The Outlander star is urging people to wear tartan attire every Tuesday for a month.

Sam, who plays Jamie Fraser in the hit US television show , launched the project by wearing a bright red tartan scarf.

And he is encouraging people to use #TartanTuesday, @bloodwise_uk and @AmazonVideoUK when tweeting pictures of themselves supporting the initiative.

The New Galloway-born actor said : “It’s really important to raise awareness as blood cancer is the fifth most common cancer and affects people of all ages.

“I hope people enjoy a month of Tartan Tuesday, have fun with it, and that we raise as much money and awareness as possible. I look forward to seeing everyone’s pictures on Twitter!”

Sam has supported Bloodwise for several years and recently promoted a fundraising-fitness initiative, My Peak Challenge , which has boosted contributions to the charity by nearly £200,000 since its inception in 2015.

The charity’s chief executive Cathy Gilman said: “Sam’s dedication to Bloodwise over the years has been absolutely fantastic and we are proud that he has once again chosen to support our charity by fronting #TartanTuesday.”

To donate £3 to Bloodwise, simply text TTBW54 £3 to 70070 or visit JustGiving at: www.justgiving.com/Tartan-Tuesday .

Funds raised will be invested in clinical trials and research into new treatments for blood cancers such as leukaemia, lymphoma and myeloma. Tartan Tuesday runs until until May 10. [Source]

Apr 15, 2016   Leave a Comment News

Outlander actor Sam Heughan should be extremely familiar with the kilt at this point. The actor has had to wear that particular piece of clothing while filming two seasons of the hit Starz drama, so he knows the ins and outs of the unique garment. In a recent interview, he explained exactly what he doesn’t like about wearing the breezy bottom. You can check out his detailed thoughts, below.

When you sit down on the wet grass and you forget to do the little flick — it’s your bare ass on the ground! Oh, it’s horrible.

This is a pretty graphic conversation, because it causes me to think about Sam Heughan’s derriere, and also because it appears the man may not bother to wear underwear underneath his kilt. That’s a pretty brazen attitude, considering a strong breeze could totally whip that tartan around, even if it is thick material. Maybe he’s simply talking about feeling the ground through thin underwear, but somehow we doubt it.

So, there’s one not-so-great thing about wearing a kilt. However, that is apparently made up for by all of the kilt’s positives, or so Sam Heughan tells People.

Honestly, there’s so many great benefits of wearing a kilt: It’s very free, it’s got its own aeration and they’re very comfortable. But the best part, for me, honestly, is the swing. You know, the pleats you get in the kilt.

Jamie’s kept with the kilt for much of Outlander and the trailer for the series seems to indicate he’ll still wear his tartan during Season 2. That doesn’t mean the character is totally opposed to trousers however, as sometimes we’ve seen Jamie ditch the plaid for more common forms of clothing. Plus, since Paris fashion is going to be at the forefront of the series this time around, it would make sense if we saw him in silk and garb that is outlandish in a different way while spending time working with Bonnie Prince Charlie and the revolution.

In addition, now that we know Sam Heughan’s personal feelings about the kilt, I would like to point out that the kilt has a lot more pros than the stuff other series lead Caitriona Balfe has to and will have to wear on a regular basis, especially this season. For instance, that corset she had on when returning to 1948 in Episode 1 didn’t look particularly appealing. Nor did this monstrosity of an outfit. (Her fake pregnancy belly also came to mind.) [Source]

Apr 15, 2016   Leave a Comment News

When Sam Heughan first visited New York, it was as a teenage backpacker. Now the Scottish actor’s serving as grand marshal of Saturday’s New York Tartan Day Parade, the annual celebration of Scottish heritage and pride in the US. Though the 35-year-old lives in Los Angeles when he’s not filming Starz’s “Outlander” in Scotland, he’s no stranger to this city. Ahead of the drama’s Season 2 premiere (Saturday at 9 p.m.), he tells ANDREA MORABITO how he spends his New York City downtime.

Running in New York is something I really love doing. You get to see the city, you don’t get lost. Running around Central Park is definitely one of the joys. There’s also a great route on the Hudson River.

I love to stay in Soho — I think it’s a really cool area. But also I love walking around the Meatpacking District. There’s loads of cool bars there and places to eat. Chelsea Market — love going there, you can feast your eyes on lots of delicious things.

On the Scottish theme, I love Highlands bar in the West Village. It’s run by a friend of [my co-star] Caitriona [Balfe’s]. It’s a terrific place to call, like a home away from home. You always get a great welcome there and they’ve got a great selection of whiskey. I love Islay whiskeys, so anything that’s really smoky, really peaty. Laphroaig I’ve been known to drink a lot of and have worked with them on a couple of things.

Last time [I was in New York] I saw “Sleep No More.” I’ve always loved “Macbeth,” it’s been part of my upbringing and my education in theater. I knew nothing about that show and just from start to end it was a great experience. And the [Manderley] Bar there is also a lot of fun.

I don’t really know many people [in the city] but … it’s such a transitory place, so there’s always someone around. I met a friend there last time and we did a great walk on the High Line and stopped off at Artichoke, the pizza place. It’s a bit touristy but it’s a great way to see the city from a [different] perspective. [Source]

Apr 15, 2016   Leave a Comment Interviews, News

Scottish lads in the 18th century were, by necessity, strong and fit. But they didn’t look like modern-day bodybuilders. Sam Heughan does, and “Outlander” fans don’t seem to mind. The star spends plenty of screen time shirtless as the Highlands warrior Jamie Fraser on the Starz show, which starts its second season tonight. He bulked up for the role with what he called “functional weightlifting and CrossFit type stuff.” But he still makes time for his first fitness passion: running.

How did you get into running?

It just started with strapping on a pair of trainers and going outside. I was traveling a lot as a young actor, and while in a new city I’d want to see the place, so I would just put on my trainers and go for a jog. And the more I did that, the more I found I was traveling longer and longer distances. I just fell into it.

What are some of your fondest memories from your travel runs?

There are so many. I was doing a tour of the Batman live stage production and I challenged the cast to join me to run. One time we were running in Switzerland just before Christmas and it was heavy snow. Another time we were running down the Seine in Paris on Christmas Day and we all had Santa hats on. And I remember training for the Paris marathon I had to get up really early and do a 20-mile training run. I was in Cincinnati and running all alone along the river and saw so much wildlife.

What was it that attracted you to marathon running?

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Apr 15, 2016   Leave a Comment Interviews, News

“I think if me and Caitriona were together we wouldn’t say. Why would you? In this industry we give away so much of ourselves anyway”

To the casual observer, the striking tall man in the blue shirt sipping a simple black coffee by the fire in the conservatory of a central London hotel could be any other 35-year-old.

But this is Sam Heughan, a Scottish boy from Dumfries done good with a fanbase of millions online, whom he can rally to any cause in less than 140 characters.

“They love a vote, don’t they?”, chuckles Heughan when we talk about Clan Outlander, the self-titled ‘Heughligans’ who voted the actor to victory in a mammoth Radio Times TV Champion poll just last summer.

And it was all testament to the power of Facebook and Twitter.

“In the early days of social media, you’d have a programme like Firefly, and when it was going to get cancelled, there was this great uproar by the fans”, Heughan muses.

“Fans are getting more power now aren’t they? To sway how a programme goes. They certainly seem to take on board what fans say and feel about the show.”

120 million votes – and one very nearly broken website – later we found ourselves in Glasgow, on the Cumbernauld set of the fantasy drama series, presenting Heughan with a silver TV Champion cup.

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