Caitriona Balfe & Diana Gabaldon’s Interview With Film Review Online   3 comments


From Film Review Online:

Diana, are you happy with the casting of Caitriona and Sam?

Diana: They’ve done beautifully. They are much, much better than I ever thought they’d be. I was amazed when I saw their first audition tapes.

In fact, I wrote to (Executive Producer) Ron (Moore), and I said, “Oh my God. I didn’t believe this was actually possible. You found him.” It was just fantastic.

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Is it distracting talking with the actors? Do you see them as Sam and Caitriona or Claire and Jamie sometimes?

Diana: Oh, well, Caitriona and Claire, I’ve always been able to keep fairly separate. Sam kind of flickers in and out for me.

I believe you’re continuing to write Claire and Jamie.

Diana: Yeah.

Is what you’re seeing in the show in any way influencing your writing of them, or by now are they so entrenched in your imagination that nothing is going to change your vision?

Diana: Well, nothing really would stir them. But they’re filming the first book which was written 25 years ago. I’m writing the ninth book now, and Claire and Jamie are in their early sixties.

I will be 63 on Sunday for anyone who is worried about them not being vital and interesting at such an advanced age.But, no, they don’t alter my view of Claire and Jamie at all.

What they’re doing now can’t possibly affect what’s going to happen 40 years on.

Caitriona, you’re filming in Scotland. It’s cold. It’s wet. You have to ride on horses. Can you talk about that a little bit?

Caitriona: That’s the fun part. Yeah. I mean, I think it’s so vital that we are there in Scotland. It informs everything that we do. The landscape is so beautiful.

The places that we go to shoot, the castles or the different locations, they add just so much texture to the show. And it’s cold, it’s rainy, but that’s the way it is there.

I think that that just adds a great realism to it, and I never complain.

How has playing Claire changed you? I cannot imagine inhabiting this character without it having a profound impact on a person personally.

Caitriona: Well, I think just in terms of getting through this amazing undertaking of putting so much time into the show and every day showing up and playing this really strong, very resilient character, it showed me how much strength and resilience I have.

I think you don’t go through something like that without realizing that’s a big achievement and you grow from that.

So I think, if anything, Claire’s just either brought my inner strength out or sort of shown me that I’m maybe stronger than I thought I was previously.

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