It was announced who was the first figure who came as a great candidate to play the protagonist of the series. Can you imagine another Jamie Fraser other than Sam?
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Sam Heughan is one of the most beloved actors in the world today, after embodying Jamie Fraser in a great way in Outlander for five seasons. What today is a series, which can be seen on the streaming services Starz Play and Netflix, in the past was a future project to make a film in which the protagonist was destined to be played by a Hollywood legend. Who is it about?
Of course, fans of the novel adaptation of Diana Gabaldon today they agree that Heughan It is the indicated one, but perhaps the story would have been different and at this time we would have another interpreter as everyone’s favorite. The public wants to see the new episodes corresponding to the sixth installment and we already know that they will arrive early 2022.
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It’s no rarity for a production to launch a search of its own before a casting, as budget permitting, they can afford to cast their star for a specific character. In this case, the author of the books disclosed that long before Sam’s appearance, the main designated to play Jamie Fraser was nothing more and nothing less than Liam Neeson.
This was stated in an interview with E!: “This was years ago when I was first approached about the Outlander adaptation, when it was a feature film.”. Let us remember that the series of novels began to be published in 1991, a time when Neeson began to be born as a star when it was part of The Schindler’s List, Nell, Les Miserables, Michael Collins, Before and After, Rob Roy and Star Wars: The Phantom Menace.
Gabaldon also reveals in that conversation that a second pointed out was Sean Connery, the legendary James Bond, but they were both busy and a movie project finally came to fruition. Finally the adaptation arrived in 2014 in serial format, where Sam Heughan is the one who shines like Jamie Fraser.