New Interview with Caitriona Balfe, Sam Heughan and Tobias Menzies from The Hollywood Reporter   2 comments

Here is a new interview with Caitriona Balfe, Sam Heughan and Tobias Menzies from The Hollywood Reporter


From The Hollywood Reporter:

Claire’s (Caitriona Balfe) big secret is out on Outlander, and she never could have guessed how Jamie (Sam Heughan) would take the news.

Backed into a corner, Claire finally had to reveal to her husband that his worst enemy, the man responsible for all his problems and nightmares, aka Black Jack Randall (Tobias Menzies) is still alive. But instead of breaking down under the weight of that revelation, or making any rash decisions to go back to Scotland, Claire was shocked to see how happy that information made Jamie. In fact, it seemed to bring back the old Jamie, the man she fell in love with back in Scotland before Black Jack made their lives a living hell. Jamie’s renewed spirit all hinged on one thing: The fact that he can now kill Black Jack himself out of revenge.

More after the jump!

To Claire’s (and frankly, everyone’s) shock, Jamie was actually ecstatically happy to learn that Black Jack was still alive. Why did he react that way?

Sam Heughan: I wanted to play Jamie as sort of a shadow of himself for the first few episodes. He’s not himself. He’s being someone else. He hasn’t dealt with this trauma and his post-traumatic stress. He’s not quite himself and the thing that cures him or releases him is the knowledge that Randall is alive and there, we see Jamie again. It’s like finally he’s been released from Randall’s nightmare. His cure comes from a very strange place, from Randall himself. But I guess it’s like that with any sort of trauma or accident you have or any fears you have — you have to face that to get over it and move forward. The only way he’s cured is with Black Jack himself. The fact that Black Jack is still alive gives Jamie hope again. That gives him the power to once again take control of his destiny and of his life. That finally rids him of the nightmare that is Black Jack Randall. It’s strange that the salvation of Jamie comes in the form of the very thing that injured him. It leads to some really dramatic stuff later on this season.

Was that a relief to finally play that old Jamie again?

Heughan: Yeah, absolutely. I was worried that it might not come across or that he just wouldn’t be as interesting or captivating, but it’s great. It allowed him to find himself again but in a way, by doing that, he makes a big mistake. I can’t say anything more about that because it’s a spoiler.

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