In 2014 Starz Play broke all expectations with the great premiere of Outlander. The series, based on the books by Diana Gabaldón, was a success from the first moment and its arrival on Netflix increased it. And, with Sam Heughan and Caitriona Balfe playing the great Jamie and Claire Fraser, the furor was even greater than expected.
Both Heughan and Balfe dazzled in their starring roles in Outlander since its chemistry is unmatched. During the five seasons, all now available on Starz Play and Netflix, the actors demonstrate their good relationship and make their fictional marriage go over the screen. They have been working together for seven years now and, whenever they can, they talk about their great friendship.
In fact, Sam Heughan in his book Clanlands: Whisky, warfare and Scottish Adventure like no other, assured that he considers Caitriona Balfe as a sister. “In it I have not only had a bright and sensitive co-star, but also a loyal friend. We are like brothers, there is ease and comfort when we work together”Were his exact words.
However, now, it was Caitriona’s turn to talk about her relationship with Sam. Beyond the cast of Outlander He is on vacation after finishing the filming of the sixth season, the actors do not stop conducting interviews. That’s why the show’s leading lady spoke to Gold Derby about what it’s like to work with her co-star.
“From day one, in our screen test, the chemistry was visible and everyone was waiting to see how we would act together”He began by saying. Although, later, What was most surprising was when she talked about the moment when he hit her, unintentionally, in the middle of the first scene they shared together during the filming of the first season.
“In our first scene, when we did that first screen test, we filmed a fight where Sam had me trapped in his arms”He said and then added:“he ended up punching me in the face in the middle of the scene, but he just went on like nothing and that was hilarious”. Likewise, he also admitted that when the producers yelled “cut“They were both surprised and said to themselves:”that was intense”.
And, living moments and scenes with that intensity, is how Heughan and Balfe forged their bond outside of Outlander. So much so that, despite the fact that many fans want to see them in something more than friendship, it is logical that the actors consider themselves brothers.
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