Stewart Christie’s interview with Sam Heughan

Stewart Christie’s interview with Sam Heughan

New Interview of Sam Heughan with Stewart Christie & Co:

It’s not often that the origins of two seemingly unrelated entities coincide in a way that allow for an exchange of creative inspiration and collaborative endeavors. Stewart Christie’s beginnings are rooted in the same period of the Jacobite Rebellions, around which the new Starz series Outlander centers. To celebrate this common history, it is our pleasure to invite one of the stars of this new historical fiction into our esteemed tailoring firm to enjoy a piece of Scottish heritage off-screen, and demonstrate the cultural significance of the two institutions coming together. Sam Heughan sits down with us to give a bit of insight into his experience playing Jamie Fraser and what it means for him as a Scotsman to bring to life a part of Scottish history integral to the country’s present day culture.

What is the most rewarding part about playing the character of Jamie Fraser as a Scotsman?

SAM: This role has been a real “homecoming” for me. I was born and brought up in rural Scotland, but I left for over 14 years. Now I’ve been able to rediscover my childhood/ancestry and fall in love with my home country again whilst being able to bring the things I love about it to an international audience.

Outlander being historical fiction, what do you think is the most relatable part of the show to the modern viewer?

SAM: Outlander lets the viewer have access to a world that is familiar, yet undiscovered. We imagine ourselves, like Claire (the main character), going back in time. How would we cope? What would we do? It’s pure escapism that’s based in a very real historic period.

Since Jamie finds himself in Edinburgh at several points in the series, just around the time Stewart Christie was founded, what do you think your character would have commissioned from us? 

SAM: I’ve discovered a lot about the history of the kilt and of tartan; its origins, and how it became fashionable. Ultimately, for Jamie, it’s a practical piece of clothing, a warrior’s utility belt, so to speak, serving a variety of purposes. I think he’d go to Stewart Christie for something finer, a quality suit, to change into after roaming the highlands!

 Playing off of that last question, what was your favorite costume to wear during filming?

SAM: Haha, can you guess?? (Kilt!)

Thinking about Stewart Christie’s attention to each customer’s individuality, how would you describe your personal style?

SAM: I’m definitely developing a taste for quality, gentleman’s clothing. Anything that is well made, from durable, yet luxury materials. It’s subtle, but I think it makes a huge difference to the way one feels when wearing it. Plus, people respond well to a well-dressed man! Ha! Continue reading Stewart Christie’s interview with Sam Heughan

Sam Heughan and Caitriona Balfe talk Jamie & Claire in Season 2 with Tv Guide

Sam Heughan and Caitriona Balfe talk Jamie & Claire in Season 2 with Tv Guide

New interview of Sam Heughan about Jamie & Claire in Outlander Season 2 with TV Guide Magazine.

Outlander‘s first season ended on a dark note, with Black Jack (Tobias Menzies) torturing and raping hero Jamie Fraser (Sam Heughan) before Claire (Caitriona Balfe) could come to his rescue. Jamie and Claire will still feel the effects of the brutal attack as they arrive in France at the start of Season 2.

“There’s definitely still some mental trauma there. The physical side he can heal. It’s not modern-day life, so there isn’t a psychologist he can talk to,” Heughan tells TVGuide.com. “He did something that was out of his control. He betrayed Claire and he feels guilty about that. He feels that he can’t be the husband or the man that he wants to be. He needs some sort of reconciliation.”

How he’ll get that reconciliation remains to be seen, but it may come at a cost. And it won’t be a painless journey for Claire either. “If you watch someone that you love go through something as horrific and traumatic as that, it can’t help but affect you; the empathy that you would feel for the person that you love and the guilt as well, because you wish that you could take away their pain and you can’t. I think Claire somehow feels responsible in some ways for Jamie being in that situation,” Balfe explains.

That guilt will lead to Claire playing a very active role in helping Jamie rebuild his life. There’s a baby on the way to bring them hope, but Claire comes up with a more immediate plan to help them get past everything that happened. “She also takes this idea of giving him a mission as something that will help him heal and take his mind off what he’d gone through,” Balfe says. “We see her really being this champion of this idea that they are really going to change the future. It gives him something to get up for.”

New Photos & Interview of Sam Heughan from “The Scotsman”

New Photos & Interview of Sam Heughan from “The Scotsman”.

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Before landing the Outlander role, Heughan was involved in various aspects of youth ­theatre in Edinburgh where he was encouraged to apply for drama school.

“When I was going through school, I joined the Lyceum Youth Theatre and that kind of cemented it”, he explains. “Through being in and around the building and watching shows, I realised that there was something I really loved about it, so I went into the stage management side. I did a bit in the Traverse where I worked with them on the festival and realised quite quickly that I wasn’t cut out for that but the youth theatre gave me an understanding of theatre and the community involved, and I met a lot of friends there.” CLICK TO READ THE WHOLE INTERVIEW

New interview of SamHeughan for ShowBizJunkies

New interview of SamHeughan for ShowBizJunkies

Here’s an interesting new interview of Sam Heughan with ShowBizJunkies:

Grabbing a few minutes with the talented Scottish actor who’s won over a legion of fans with his performance as Jamie Fraser in the critically acclaimed, award-winning series, Heughan tried to recall all of the time zones he’s recently passed through. 

“I can’t even tell you,” said Heughan, laughing. “Yeah, London, Singapore, Hong Kong, Thailand, America…”

Fortunately, Heughan’s a fitness fanatic who can handle traveling, but he joked about the toll it’s taken on his body. Asked if he’ll be wearing new back prosthetics in season two, Heughan said, “I think I need a new body, to be honest. Back prosthetics? Actually we’re using the same ones, the same company.”

Speaking of keeping in shape, fans of Outlander have joined with Heughan in Bear Strength’s My Peak Challenge launched during season one of the series. The goal of My Peak Challenge is to support and motivate people into both reaching peak fitness levels as well as achieving personal goals, all while raising funds for charity. Bloodwise (formerly The Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research organization) is the charity nearest and dearest to Heughan’s heart, and through My Peak Challenge and the support of Outlander fans worldwide, including a special Peak Posse group that auctions off one-of-a-kind Outlander-inspired baskets full of autographed memorable and other items to support the cause, the first fundraising campaign was a huge success.

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