Here’s a new interview of Sam Heughan with ELLE Magazine.
How did you come to collaborate with Barbour?
These guys are platinum sponsors of that event. We got talking, and Helen and I realized that I come from the same village that her ancestor John Barbour came from, who created Barbour. It just seemed like such a great connection. I grew up in Scotland, and everyone wore Barbour. It’s very practical, it’s very outdoorsy. It’s what the gamekeepers and the fishermen and the farmers would wear.
Do you have any particular outdoors memories of your childhood in that village?
It sounds almost unreal, but I was born and raised on old castlegrounds—Kenmure Castle.
That does sound made up.
It’s pretty ridiculous, isn’t it? But it was also a working farm, so we used to go help the local farmers dip the sheep and round up the sheep. The local shepherd, I vividly remember his old Barbour jacket, with a hipflask in the pocket. It just feels very familiar—like part of my childhood. The smell of the wax. Whenever I put one on now, it just feels comforting.
New interview of Sam Heugnan in the italian magazine “Donna Moderna”. You can read the english translation right after the scans!
“Long-distance love si not for me. ”
In Outlander Sam Heughan has a passionate and difficult relationship with a woman who went back in time. In real life he’s a creature of habit and can’t stand far away from his girlfriend. Is it why he broke up with his girlfriend?
According to one of his fans, he smellt like mint and champagne. “Wow, they unveiled my secret!” – laughs the Scottish actor, blue eyes and blond hair. Sam Heughan, 36 and 190cm tall, is today’s sex symbol: thanks to Outlander, in which he plays Jamie Fraser, the brave and kind warrior who falls in love with Claire, who went back in time, from 1945 to the Scotland of 1743.
Is it true that your parents named you after a “Lord of the Rings” character?
SH: Yes! The love the series by J.R. Tolkien and named me after Samwise Gamgee and my brother after the elf Cirdan. It could have been worse. They could have named us Gandalf!