New Sam Heughan, Caitriona Balfe, Ron D. Moore and Diana Gabaldon Photos & Interview with ‘TV After Dark’   3 comments

Here’s a new interview and photos  of Sam Heughan, Caitriona Balfe, Diana Gabaldon and Ron D. Moore with
‘TV After Dark’ at Comic Con

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From TVAD

During San Diego Comic Con’s busiest day, Saturday July 11th, TV After Dark sat down with the cast, Sam Heughan and Caitriona Balfe, and creatives, author Diana Gabaldon and executive producer Ron D. Moore, of Starz’s Outlander to find out more about filming Season Two of the hit series and what to expect from this all new chapter in Jamie and Claire’s adventures through the 18th century. The show recently ended their first season on Starz with Jamie Fraser (Sam Heughan) recovering from a brutal rape and torture from Black Jack Randall (Tobias Menzies) with the help of his wife Claire (Caitriona Balfe) before they set sail to France in attempts to escape Black Jack’s clutches and start a new life outside Scotland. Though the final episodes were grueling to get through emotionally, the season ended on an upbeat note with the announcement of Claire’s pregnancy and Jamie exclaiming he is “very happy indeed.”

Read the interview after the jump

TV After Dark: You mentioned the second book is more difficult to adapt, because of the various points of view. Are you going to be implementing that in more voiceover or maybe more scenes you’re doing from Roger’s point of view, because we have his narration in the book?

Ron D. Moore: I don’t think we’re gonna do– we won’t change voiceover like we did in episode nine where we had Jamie’s voice over. That was kind of a one-off concept show that we wanted to do, so we’ll still have Claire’s voiceover but we’ve opened the show up to include Jamie’s point of view and other characters, so the second season will kind of broaden out from Claire every scene, always told from hers. The complexity of it is mostly not so much the point of view, but it’s just that it’s much more political, there’s a lot of new characters, suddenly you’re dealing with conspiracies and lying and double-dealing and who can you trust, you know, the politics of the Jacobite uprising that you have to explain to people what that was all about, which is not something most of us in this country really even understand or remember or were taught, so we have to kind of tell the audience some of this history along the way, and it’s just a difficult– it’s a difficult megillah, because the book is very complex, it’s very dense and rich. It’s trying to do a lot of different things, and translating that into one-hour scripts is a challenge and it took a lot of work to try and figure out what are components we keep, what do we change, and if we’ve discarded something, is there a way we can still get to that place maybe at a different point in the story. So, you know, it’s just a– we’re still in the middle of it, we’re still working through scripts, still refining them, trying to figure out the best way to adapt the source.

TVAD: Is there any chance you’d like to write one of the episodes?

Diana Gabaldon: I think I might in the course of time. I never have written a script and I always like to do things I haven’t done before, so it would be an interesting challenge.

TVAD: In season two or..?

Gabaldon: Well, I don’t know, I mean they’re pretty well advanced into season two, but might see what happens.

TVAD: Are there certain new characters or new actors to the cast that you’re most excited to work with or that you’ve started working with so far?

Heughan: Yeah, I mean, all the French cast are terrific, but we’ve also got some characters who haven’t been cast yet or are coming up that I’m excited about. Lord Lovat in particular I think is a great character. I think if you read the scenes in the book, there’s some great head-to-heads between him and Jamie and Claire as well. God, I would love to see some famous Scottish actors in those roles, but also the events, Culloden and Prestonpans, they’re big, big battles, and hopefully we go to the scale that it deserves. I know that people will be surprised by the first half of the season, which is so luxurious and beautiful and pretty, and I think the second half is going to be muddy and bloody.

Balfe: Aw, I mean, we have such a fantastic…always it seems we have these fantastic guest actors that come in. We have Frances de la Tour, who plays Mother Hildegarde, who’s amazing, Dominique Pinon, who, I dunno if you guys know him from previous stuff like Delicatessen and Amelie, I mean he’s incredible. Stanley Weber, who plays St. Germain, he’s fantastic as well. It’s great, you know, Sam and I sort of are so used to like, you know we’re sort of the two left, so you see each other every day, so it’s like exciting when you have some new talent come in, and they’re amazing, they’re really fantastic.

TVAD: How is it working with Bouton?

Balfe: So sweet. His name is Scamp and he is adorable and, unfortunately our dog trainer sort of keeps him well away from me, cause otherwise I’d never do any work and I’d just play with him all the time.

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