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NEW Interview with Caitriona Balfe from Vanity Fair   Leave a comment

Here is a NEW interview with Caitriona Balfe from Vanity Fair

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From Vanity Fair :

Outlander’s strong-willed female protagonist Claire Fraser were to time-travel to the present day, she would likely be disappointed by the current political climate—what with the gender pay gap still at a mile-wide chasm, and the Hillary Clintons of the world being beaten by the Donald Trumps. (Hey, maybe she would even consider jumping the pond to help change the result of the recent U.S. presidential election.) It’s fitting, then, that in a conversation with Outlander star Caitriona Balfe on Monday, moments after she learned of her Golden Globe nomination for playing the fearless Claire Fraser, the Irish actress revealed why her character is more crucial now than ever.

More after the jump!

“While Outlander is a brilliant period show, Claire represents so many qualities of a 20th-century modern-day woman, someone who is forging her own path, fighting for what she believes, and doing so with integrity,” Balfe said in a statement to press Monday. Elaborating exclusively to Vanity Fair, she added, “Right now it’s a very important time to stand up and voice our beliefs and reiterate that we are 50 percent of the population . . . that we have a voice and we need to use it. Even though Claire is a woman from the 40s, I think that she does have a resonance today. We need to stand up for our beliefs and our rights, and I think she embodies that kind of spirit.”

Balfe, who was alerted of her nomination mid-snooze on the set of Outlander’s third season, suggested that, while it is a difficult time to be a woman, she is lucky to be working in the current entertainment climate.

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