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.
Ready to see Sam Heughan in a new role? Deadline reported the news that our fave Scots will star in the new love story “Oxford”.
EXCLUSIVE: Screen Gems has set two of the hottest stars on television for its feature film Oxford. Melissa Benoist, who’ll soon be starring as the title character in the CBS fall series Supergirl, will team with Sam Heughan, who plays the male lead role of Jamie Fraser on the Starz hit series Outlander. Oxford has a script by Allison Burnett, and Temple Hill’s Marty Bowen and Wyck Godfrey are producing.
Soon after arriving at Oxford U, an American Rhodes Scholar student falls for an arrogant teaching assistant who is quietly fighting terminal cancer. When she finds out the reason he is so standoffish, they make the most of each day, traveling the world together.
The Scottish hunk talks to ELLE Canada ahead of the show’s next season. For all you Heughligans out there wondering: Yes, your Scottish mega-crush really is as nice in real life as you all hope he would be. If you ever get the chance to sit down for a chat with the 35 year-old actor like I did (in a fancy Toronto hotel room while he was in town to talk about Outlander, and no, I have no spoilers), there’s a good chance he’ll compliment you at least twice before you sit down, and let his herbual tea get ice cold while he indulges your need to tell everyone you’ve met that you’re currently half-way through a 100 day no sugar challenge (more on that later).
And since we’re deep in the midst of #droughtlander, I can think of non better way to count down the months until the hit Starz series (about a time travelling Englishwoman and the handsome, chivalrous Scot she falls in love with when she falls into the 18th century), than to share this conversation with you, dedicated Heughligans.
SH: Great necklace!
SL: Thanks! The lady on the checkout at Whole Foods this morning liked it too.
SH: I was actually just at the Whole Foods round here this morning.
SL: I have an addiction to their broccoli cheddar soup.
Sam Heughan speaks about the highly anticipated Season 2 and what lies ahead for his character.
“Jaime’s thrown himself into it whole-heartedly. He’s in it but he’s not relishing it at all. We see [Jamie and Clare] slowly get better at [playing the game] and learn they can undercut people and be quite political themselves. Publicly he’s a good businessman and very charming, but in those late nights with Claire we see the mask come off.”
Sam revealed fans will have to deal with the “hangover” of the dramatic finale as the show picks up in France.
“We’ve just completed the first three episodes of the second season and it’s very different. We’ve gone to France. The story picks up as Jamie and Claire go to France to stop the build-up to Culloden and stop the rebellion. There’s definitely a hangover after the events of season one and everything what happened in the finale. It feels like a whole new world. We’re introduced to love and characters from Diana’s books.”