New Interview of Sam Heughan for the Daily Record

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Here’s a new interview of Sam Heughan with the Daily Record:

Sam Heughan, star of time-travelling smash Outlander, is on the verge of scooping the Radio Times TV Champion of Champions award, seeing off some of the biggest names in broadcasting.

The 35-year-old beat heart-throb Poldark actor Aidan Turner in the semi-finals of the online contest and now faces comedy hero Ricky Gervais in the final.

Voting for the award closes tomorrow but Sam’s hoping the worldwide fans of the American series – only available on Amazon Prime in the UK – will help him win the crown.

A delighted Sam, who has launched a charity fundraising drive called My Peak Challenge, said: “We’re not on
terrestrial television in the UK so it would be terrific to win. I’d have to challenge the Radio Times to put us on the front cover if we do. They would have to, wouldn’t they Maybe it proves to the rest of the industry that this show is worth watching.”

The former River City actor, who was filming the second series of Outlander in Glasgow’s Pollok Park last week, had already won the Radio Times sci-fi award before being pitted against other category winners for the overall title. But it became a battle of the beefcakes in the semi-final when Sam – who plays Scottish warrior Jamie Fraser – went head-to-head with housewives’ favourite Poldark, who won the drama prize.

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Sam Heughan & Caitriona Balfe Talk Season 2 with “Tv After Dark”

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TV After Dark sat down with the cast, Sam Heughan and Caitriona Balfe, and creatives, author Diana Gabaldon and executive producer Ron D. Moore, at Comic Con 2015 to talk Season 2 and what to expect from this new chapter in Jamie and Claire’s journey in the 18th century.

Here’s what Sam & Cait said (Read the Full Interview: Here)

TVAD: Have you heard from other victims of sexual assault as a result [of Jamie’s rape], because that happened to Joanne Froggatt in Downton Abbey, people coming to her and sharing their experiences, have you had anything like that happen?

Sam Heughan: I think on social media we did, yeah, I saw some stuff on various websites, Facebook, and actually Twitter as well. I think if anyone that suffered any kind of trauma could get something out of it or could feel that they could speak up or find help or to address any problems, then we’ve done a great thing. But the story wasn’t just about Jamie Fraser and the event that happened to him, it was, for me, it was definitely very interesting about the psychology of where he’s at, how that’s affected his relationship with Claire. Now they’re gonna be parents as well, it’s certainly, uh, yeah, there’s all these elements being played out and it’s kind of sad in a way the innocence of season one has almost been lost, but it’s there to be found again as well.

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Heughan speaks further to this point and how those scenes will go on to affect his character and the story in season two:

“Jamie wears all these scars on his body, which are marks of things that have happened to him and it’s just very interesting in the physicality of things thinking we’re going to have to carry this thing through forever, for how long we film this, so that’s interesting, but also the psychology of things and I think we’re all excited to see where this goes. We’ve now almost finished 5 episodes and we’re getting to this really interesting stuff, the psychology and the more emotional stuff, and then when they get to the end of the season when the battles, where, not giving away too much, but some characters…you lose some characters, it really does become very emotional and I think it’s just gonna build towards the end of the season.” Continue reading Sam Heughan & Caitriona Balfe Talk Season 2 with “Tv After Dark”

New Video of Sam Heughan for The Nerdist

While at San Diego Comic-Con this year The Nerdist.com chatted up Caitriona Balfe (Claire Randall/Fraser) Sam Heughan (Jamie Fraser), Outlander author Diana Gabaldon, and series showrunner Ronald Moore asking them to pick something they’d go back and change in history if they could, and what they’d do to add a bit of levity to the series after the darkness of last season.

Here’s the video:

Sam Heughan talks Outlander at Comic Con with “Inquirer”

Sam Heughan, the epitome of the friendly Scottish people, turned heads as he and Caitriona walked from one event to another at the cavernous San Diego Convention Center or vast hotel hallways. Fans clamored to have photos with Sam and Caitriona, who play Jamie Fraser, an 18th-century Scottish warrior, and Claire Randall, a combat nurse in the 1940s, respectively.

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Jamie and Claire are involved in what is described as a “love triangle in time” since her character is married to Frank Randall, a history professor, played by Tobias Menzies. But in Diana’s story, Claire wakes up to find herself in the 18th century and soon becomes involved in a passionate relationship with Jamie.

The long-haired 35-year-old earned a Laurence Olivier Theatre Award nomination for most promising newcomer of 2002 for his performance in “Outlying Islands.” An alumnus of The Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama in Glasgow, Scotland, Sam appears poised to have a big career in TV and film.

Sam enjoyed the break in San Diego even though it was actually work as he promoted “Outlander.” “We go back and start filming again,” he said of his post-Comic-Con schedule. “We’ve done three episodes. We’ve got another 10 to go.”

The following are excerpts from our chat with Sam:

What’s your filming schedule like for season 2?

It’s a long shoot till February. We’re going to Prague next month for the exteriors of Paris and Versailles. And then to Salisbury in England. It will be exciting. The show always changes, always moves since it’s not studio-based. It’s going to be a real journey for the characters.

It’s the new world—Versailles, politics and the French court. It’s very luxurious—King Louis XV… The second half is more mud, blood and the buildup to Culloden. It’s like two halves, really. It’s going to be exciting.

Can you talk about how the triangle changes in season 2?

Well, I think Tobias may be dead.

No, he can’t be.

I mean, I don’t know.

He was a good man.

Or maybe he’s not. You have to read the books. There’s a lot that happened in season 1. There needs to be a resolution to that. I don’t want to say anything more. Continue reading Sam Heughan talks Outlander at Comic Con with “Inquirer”