Here is a new interview with Sam Heughan, Caitriona Balfe and Diana Gabaldon with E! News
From E! News:
If there were an award for best sex on TV last year, Outlander would win it. Hands down.
Outlander is not necessarily about sex, but that might as well be in its description, thanks to Claire (Caitriona Balfe), Jamie (Sam Heughan), and their welcome lesson in how two people can communicate with each other and find common, human ground, even when they might have centuries between them.
Season one featured countless moments that left us breathless, and we can barely speak of the infamous wedding episode—in which Jamie lost his virginity and we lost track of our minds—without blushing furiously and wondering why on earththis has to be the show we discuss in depth with our moms.
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Of course, season one was not all sunshine and daisies and consensual orgasms in the sex department. In the last few episodes, Jamie was brutally raped by Black Jack Randall (Tobias Menzies), and then later found out that his wife, Claire is pregnant. It’s a show that runs the whole sexual gamut, from first time sex to great sex to horrific sexual assault and everything in between.
Season two of the Starz hit will still explore those extremes, but in a different way. As the show becomes political, so does the sex. Jamie not only has to relearn how to have sex with his wife while she’s pregnant, but he also has to recover from major sexual trauma.
“I think Jamie’s sanity has been saved,” Sam Heughan tells us. “Physically, he’s still recovering. He’s still definitely damaged by it. He doesn’t know quite how to deal with it, so he throws himself into this mission to try and stop fate, which is a pretty big undertaking. Basically, he kind of loses track of himself and of Claire. It does have a detrimental effect on their relationship and his psychology also it will sort of implode on them at some point.”
Claire, meanwhile, has to help Jamie through his recovery, while also sort of rediscovering her sexuality while pregnant and learning just how much of a tool sex can be in her new world of French royalty.
The show will still be sexy, but it’s also going to get messy, and it will never be the same as it was last season.
“The role of sex does change, but it’s because people’s lives change,” author Diana Gabaldon tells E! News of the upcoming season. “They’re no longer newlyweds so it’s not just about lust and sexual attraction. Sex has always for them been a means of communication, and it continues to be that, but now there’s pregnancy involved.”
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