*New* Duncan Lacroix’s Interview with Vulture ***1×14 SPOILERS***   1 comment

Here’s a new interview with Duncan Lacroix from Vulture

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From Vulture:

Just when Claire needs him most, Murtagh Fitzgibbons Fraser turns up to help her search for Jamie in Saturday night’s episode of Outlander. And as it turns out, Murtagh’s always been there for her, even if she didn’t realize it or appreciate it. Of all the Highland Scots, he’s been the biggest supporter of the couple’s love affair. “He spots their chemistry before even they do,” actor Duncan Lacroix, who plays Murtagh, explained. This is in no small part because of his unrequited love for Jamie’s mother, which he tells Claire about on their road trip. Lacroix chatted with Vulture about his character’s romantic side, eyebrow acting, and why a dose of heavy metal would be good for the Scots of 1743.

More after the jump!

So as it turns out, Murtagh was in love with Jamie’s mom …
Big time. I think it’s an interesting character point for him that he’s stayed in love with the idea of this woman. He didn’t even have her in the first place. But the oath he took to protect Jamie has become the driving force of his life, really. I think he recognizes in Claire and Jamie, what they have together is what he was never able to have.

He’s the one who defended Claire in the very beginning, when she first stumbled through time and Black Jack Randall tried to rape her, the first time. And he told everyone, “No, she’s not a whore.”
He’s kind of responsible for the whole chain of events. I remember when we were doing that episode, we were asking, “Why do we even say that? After saving her, why does he bring her back with him?” I think it’s because he’s got a strong moral compass, an inherent decency, even though he does knock her out on the way. [Laughs.] And once he’s done that, I think he feels an immediate responsibility for her, especially when some of the Highlanders start talking about rape. He leaps to her defense there as well. When it comes to matters of the heart and ideas of everlasting love and friendship and loyalty, he’s got a strong compass. But he’s someone who hides it well. He very much internalizes that, and gives off this outwardly brusque, surly demeanor.

Because Murtagh’s usually pretty taciturn, you’ve had to do your fair share of eyebrow acting.
[Laughs.] Ira Behr, one of the producers, told me I pretty much got the role in the first two seconds because of my eyebrows! I’ve got to be thankful for my caveman genetics.

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