Here is a new interview with Sam Heughan from The Evening Times
From The Evening Times:
When Sam Heughan was a young boy he could often be found outside playing, wooden stick in hand, imagining himself as iconic figures from history: Bonnie Prince Charlie, Robert the Bruce and William Wallace.
These days Sam gets to be a swashbuckling hero for a living. The 35-year-old Scottish actor has a leading role in hit US television series Outlander as gallant Highlander Jamie Fraser, a man whose daring adventures take place against a backdrop of the looming 1745 Jacobite rising.
Based on the bestselling books of Diana Gabaldon, Outlander follows the story of Claire Randall who, during a second honeymoon to Scotland with her husband Frank in 1945, travels back in time to 1743 through mysterious standing stones and begins a love affair with Jamie.
Sony Pictures Television films the series on location across Scotland with many of the interiors shot at Wardpark Studios in Cumbernauld, a former factory that has been converted into a production base and four state-of-the-art sound stages.
The latest instalment of the show is adapted from Diana’s second novel Dragonfly in Amber and will be available on Amazon Prime Video from Sunday.
It sees Jamie and Claire – played by Irish actor Caitriona Balfe – travel to Paris to infiltrate the brewing Jacobite rebellion led by Bonnie Prince Charlie and prevent the bloodshed of the Battle of Culloden.
Sam has clearly enjoyed tackling such a pivotal historic period.
“It is something I grew up with – the history of Scotland,” he says. “I imagined myself as Bonnie Prince Charlie, Robert the Bruce and William Wallace.
“These are all great stories that we grow up with and it has been interesting to learn more about the actual period that I maybe romanticised – or that we have romanticised in our culture.”
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