New Interview with Sam Heughan from The Wrap   4 comments

Here is a new interview with Sam Heughan from The Wrap

Outlander 2014

Outlander 2014

From The Wrap:

“Outlander” took Sam Heughan‘s character Jamie Fraser to some dark places in its first season, but the actor relished the challenge.

The brutal sexual assault of Jamie by Black Jack Randall (Tobias Menzies) played out in discomfiting detail on screen. It was the season’s darkest scene, by a long shot, but Heughan believes it was necessary and not gratuitous.

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“We didn’t want to do something that was graphic or hard to watch,” he told TheWrap. “It was about understanding what Jamie’s gone through so we know where he is the rest of the season and subsequent seasons.”

On top of answering TheWrap’s Emmy Contender Quickie questions, Heughan detailed his experience filming the controversial sexual assault scenes, what it’s been like returning to film the show’s second season amid Emmy buzz, and why Season 2 feels like a very different show from Season 1.

Sexual assault being depicted on TV has been a hot button issue lately. “Game of Thrones” had aired its controversial episode before the “Outlander” finale. Did that make you guys nervous about what you were doing and was there ever any discussion of changing or toning things down?
I was aware that they had done that episode, I finally caught up with it. I enjoyed the episode, I’m a big fan of the show, and it was interesting what they did with it. Playing the whole thing off someone’s face — off [Alfie Allen’s] Reek’s face — was really clever.

We were very aware of what we were doing. We spent a lot of time rehearsing it, discussing what we want the audience to see and to feel. The writers and directors were heavily involved. And I know [showunner] Ron [Moore], in the edit, he’s got a great sense of taste and didn’t want to show more than he was comfortable with watching. And certainly we were the same. We didn’t want to do something that was graphic or hard to watch. It was about understanding what Jamie’s gone through so we know where he is the rest of the season and subsequent seasons.

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4 responses to “New Interview with Sam Heughan from The Wrap

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  1. It’s not just a handsome face for you Sam, you are a Very talented actor, and I look forward to seeing you in new projects in years to come. But let’s get the Emmys here first, good luck!

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    Jessica Woolard
  2. Reblogged this on Ana Fraser Lallybroch Blog.

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  3. Sam has a way of keeping his answers fresh & interesting…. Great actor, intelligent mind, kind heart w/ a sense of humor! Oh by the did I say he is quite a handsome lad! 😎

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  4. Pinned onto Outlander the Series.

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