NEW Interview with Caitriona Balfe, Sam Heughan and Tobias Menzies from Mashable   3 comments

Here is a NEW Interview with Caitriona Balfe, Sam Heughan and Tobias Menzies from Mashable

From Mashable:

It’s been more than a year since Outlander last graced our screens, but it’s clear that the time-traveling drama intends to make up for lost time in its action-packed third season, which will explore the two decades that our star-crossed couple, Claire (Caitriona Balfe) and Jamie (Sam Heughan), spent apart following the Battle of Culloden, as well as their journey back together.

For Claire, that means attempting to rebuild her life with first husband Frank (Tobias Menzies) so that her daughter, Brianna (Sophie Skelton), has some semblance of a normal upbringing, even if she’ll grow up without knowing her real father.

More after the jump!

“We talked a lot about, ‘What do you think their day to day life is like?’ and we had a lot of discussions about how we think this marriage is … ‘How do a person’s experiences wear on you?’ That’s what I was interested in examining,” Balfe says, explaining how Claire deals with the loss of Jamie and her new dynamic with Frank. “I think when you shut off a side of yourself, then how does that change how you carry yourself or how you interact with other people? I think that when you see Claire first, she’s definitely slightly more repressed and a little bit more brittle than we’ve seen her before. I always think Claire’s true nature is when her hair’s blowing and she’s on a horse and she’s galloping across a field with Jamie by her side. And this is a very different woman that we see in the beginning.”

Balfe points out that although the audience knows Jamie didn’t die in the Battle of Culloden, Claire spends the next 20 years believing that he did, which allows her some semblance of closure that Jamie doesn’t have.

“Living with the grief and living with the memory of somebody is very different from living with the knowledge that somebody is somewhere else and you can’t be with them. That’s sort of where I had to look at it from,” Balfe tells Mashable. “It’s very easy, I think, as the audience, to just look at it in terms of, ‘Oh, but they’re separated and they’re not together, and that must be the worst thing ever.’ I think as a character, when someone is dead, that’s a very different experience than knowing that you are forcibly separated from somebody. She lives with this loss, for sure, but I think that she’s managed to create a life for herself where she can function at a pretty high level. But she’s felt the biggest love of her life, and she’s gone through this relationship that surpassed anything that she ever expected to feel.”

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3 responses to “NEW Interview with Caitriona Balfe, Sam Heughan and Tobias Menzies from Mashable

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  1. Great interviews. Season 3 in 2 days – the excitement is building up. Waited so long and now it is here.

  2. You are right … Season 3 was so long getting here that, personally and contrary to you, I think I’ve lost my enthusiasm to continue watching Outlander. I hope I gain it back when it starts again on Sunday.

    Danielle Levasseur
  3. Love this trailer! Powerful!

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