*NEW* Interview of Sam Heughan with Times Colonist   2 comments

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From Times Colonist:

Heughan admits his initial reaction upon reading it was: “Wow, is this really something we’re going to have to do?”

“And then you look at it and you go, ‘Yes, it’s really important,'” he says.

“He’s a man of the time. That’s how he’s been brought up: He needs to teach her a lesson, she needs to learn a big lesson. She almost got people killed, she’s put everyone in danger and therefore it’s important that she learns a lesson.”

In the end, it turns into “a really positive moment,” adds Heughan, 34.

“Whether or not he wholly believes it’s the right thing to do, it’s what he has to do, it’s his duty as a man. And actually what it does is that there’s a big fallout from that moment and they learn a lot about each other and about their relationship and it actually moves them forward in their relationship.”

The series, which is executive produced by Ronald D. Moore (“Battlestar Galactica,” “Star Trek: The Next Generation”), debuted last August and ran for eight episodes before taking a break.

Scottish-born Heughan, who was nominated for a Laurence Olivier Award in 2003 for his role in the play “Outlying Islands,” says he was drawn to “Outlander” because he liked that it had a strong female character and Moore at the helm.

“And then the opportunity to play a character like this, I’d jump at it,” he adds. “Swords and horses — brilliant.”

The show sticks closely to Gabaldon’s book series. Heughan says he read the first novel several times before shooting season 1 and then referenced it while filming.

He also works with a Scottish dialect coach and a Gaelic tutor.

Heughan is now reading the second book and preparing to shoot season 2 next month.

“I received the first two episodes for season 2, so I was speed-reading it just now on lunch break going, ‘Wow, what happens?'” he says with a big smile. “It was really exciting.”

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Posted April 2, 2015 by fastieslowie in Interviews, Outlander, Sam Heughan

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