*New* Interview with Sam Heughan from Assignment X   6 comments

Here’s a new interview with Sam Heughan from Assignment X


From Assignment X:

Starz’s series OUTLANDER, adapted by executive producer Ronald D. Moore from Diana Gabaldon’s best-selling novels, has its first-season finale Saturday, May 30 at 9 PM. The success of OUTLANDER has been such that renewal for a second season was assured pretty much by the time it premiered.

The season finale promises to be tense, with time-traveling WWII British Army nurse Claire, played by Caitriona Balfe, still in eighteenth-century Scotland, trying to rescue her Highlander husband Jamie, portrayed by Sam Heughan. Jamie is the prisoner of English garrison commander “Black Jack” Randall (Tobias Menzies), a sadist who intends to hang his captive – but first wants to brutalize him in other ways.

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Heughan, who is from Dumfriesshire in Scotland, cordially talks about the second half of first season.

ASSIGNMENT X: It takes a while for Jamie and Claire to work out their relationship with one another as they’re being honest with each other and trying to reach a level of comfort with each other. How is it playing those scenes?

SAM HEUGHAN:  It’s wonderful. [Episode] 109, the first one back [after the midseason break], the scene by the river, Caitriona and I, we really relished that scene, we really tore each other to shreds. It almost got physical – in fact, I think it did a couple of times – but it was nice to finally let this relationship erupt. And ultimately, that’s what the rest of the season is about, it’s about them trying to get back to where they were, but so many things keep happening to them, so many scenarios and challenges, that they’re always battling to find their way back to each other and ultimately, I think it’s irreversible.

AX: Jamie has suffered a severe flogging before we ever meet him, and when his shirt is off, there’s a lot of scarring on his back. Can you talk about the prosthetic scarring on your back in those scenes?

HEUGHAN: Yes. It’s remarkable. We get it made in London. We have a full-body cast. Then, on our shooting day, it probably takes about two hours, maybe an hour-and-a-half. It did [originally] take upward of about three hours. We’ve got a fantastic makeup team, and they have got it down pretty quickly. It moves with the body. We [Heughan and Balfe] spend a lot of time rolling around on the floor, so it does get a little damaged, but so far, it’s held up well. In the second part of the show, Jamie goes through quite a lot of injuries, especially the last couple of episodes. And we have almost full-body prosthetics. It’s pretty crazy. And I think it’s going to look remarkable and be pretty shocking as well.

AX: Does the prosthetic protect your back at all?

HEUGHAN: No. The prosthetic is maybe a couple of millimeters thick.

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  2. Why? The last episode ruined the whole series for me. It concentrated on graphic horror instead of the beauty of the warm springs. Nothing about it is worth watching.

    • Well, it follows what is in the book. Have you read it, or did you gloss over that part? The book actually is more graphic and horrific. I thought this was handled incredibly. Even though it’s violent and of a very sensitive nature, it IS an important part of the story. Very hard to watch, granted. A great part of the strengths of Ms. Gabaldons writing is that she includes the darkness alongside of sweetness and light. This is very talented writing brought to the screen. Not just a simple love story. Overall this series has gotten more complex, more violent and multifaceted with each episode. I think the whole last episode was horrific, yet true to the book and brilliantly acted.

      Marcia Peterson
  3. I loved it and hated it!

  4. People have there own views on the last two episode, as much as it was vile to watch and the psychology between Jamie and Randal is hard to watch theres hope with Claire, the scene on the boat makes you forget everything including the fact shes pregnant, i havent read all the books yet im on the first one on kindle, if Claire ever come back through the stone it’ll be hard and strange! And still wondering why the ghost of Jamie was in episode one but its explained in book 9 just have to read faster lol, cant wait for season 2 in august apparantly 2016 🙁 🙁 . #EmmysForSamTobiasCaitOutlander

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