NEW Interview with Sam Heughan from Elle Magazine   Leave a comment

Here is a NEW interview with Sam Heughan from Elle Magazine


From Elle Magazine:

I know I’m at the right place when I hear the screams. As I approach the Barbour store on NYC’s Madison Avenue, a man who seems handsome even from 100 feet away steps out of a car and the decibel count immediately goes up. Way up

More after the jump!


There’s a crowd behind a barricade on the pavement. One woman has been waiting there since midnight. Another arrived at 4 a.m., all the way from Washington, D.C. Another says she’s from Norway.

They’re here to see Sam Heughan, Outlander‘s Jamie Fraser. He cheerfully waves at the crowd and poses for a couple of photos before striding in through the doors, and an admiring “He’s so nice!” wafts in after him. In a kind of echo, Heughan approvingly calls, “This is a nice store!” Everything definitely feels nice right now.

Among the storied tartan and jackets of the classic brand, I spoke to Heughan about his role as Barbour’s Global Brand Ambassador, what we can expect from the third season ofOutlander, and what he would be doing if not portraying an 18th-century Scot.

How did you come to collaborate with Barbour?

These guys are platinum sponsors of that event. We got talking, and Helen and I realized that I come from the same village that her ancestor John Barbour came from, who created Barbour. It just seemed like such a great connection. I grew up in Scotland, and everyone wore Barbour. It’s very practical, it’s very outdoorsy. It’s what the gamekeepers and the fishermen and the farmers would wear.

Do you have any particular outdoors memories of your childhood in that village?

It sounds almost unreal, but I was born and raised on old castlegrounds—Kenmure Castle.

That does sound made up.

It’s pretty ridiculous, isn’t it? But it was also a working farm, so we used to go help the local farmers dip the sheep and round up the sheep. The local shepherd, I vividly remember his old Barbour jacket, with a hipflask in the pocket. It just feels very familiar—like part of my childhood. The smell of the wax. Whenever I put one on now, it just feels comforting.

Read the rest of the interview here

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