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.
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”