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Claire Randall Fraser is no shrinking violet. The Outlander heroine is known for her bold spirit and overwhelming intelligence. She’s used to making herself useful — which is precisely why she’s having trouble adapting to life as an aristocrat’s wife in 1740s Paris. Squabbles with the help aside, Claire wants to get out there and work. Tonight, she’s going to try to make it happen.

Complicating matters further? Claire is pregnant.

Outlander might be a sweeping time travel romance series, but it also uses its outrageous stories to delve into modern debates. Even today, pregnant women and new mothers have to juggle their new roles with their old selves. We asked Outlander stars Caitriona Balfe and Sam Heughan what they thought of the show’s take on this topic.

“Claire is expected to play a certain role just because of the society they’re in. She’s expected to be this ornamental wife and spend her time gossiping in salons,” said Heughan. “But it does become a bone of contention because as we know Claire is not one to sit idly by. She’s a woman of action.”

Balfe added, “The thing about Claire is she doesn’t see gender in a way. She sees what’s right and what’s wrong. She will do what she wants.“ [Source]

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