New Sam Heughan, Caitriona Balfe and Tobias Menzies interview with Variety   2 comments

Here’s a new interview of Sam Heughan, Caitriona Balfe and Tobias Menzies with Variety

From Variety

As the third season gets underway, Claire (Caitriona Balfe) must contend with what she thinks is a final separation from her 18th Century husband, Scottish Highlander Jamie Fraser (Heughan). In mid-20th Century Boston, Claire gives birth to Jamie’s daughter, Brianna, and forges a new life in a sometimes unwelcoming medical community. Still, her career thrives more than her challenging relationship with Frank (Tobias Menzies), who can never quite be sure where his wife’s mind is — in the past with her Scottish husband, or in the present, with the man she married well before she ever met Jamie. (Menzies also plays Jamie’s nemesis, Black Jack Randall, with whom Jamie has a memorable encounter in the Season Three premiere.)

That first episode of the season sets a lot of new storylines in motion and closes off others. But that’s one of the themes of “Outlander” — that change is inevitable and it’s sometimes quite drastic

Read more after the jump

If you could travel in time, back to the day before filming on “Outlander” began, what advice would you give yourself?

Balfe: Get sleep.

Heughan: Yeah, me too.

Balfe: You’re never going to sleep again. [Laughs.] Is it cheesy to say, “Trust your instincts”?

Heughan: I feel like I wouldn’t tell myself anything. I know it sounds cheesy, but this has been such a journey. Four years now. [Heughan’s casting was announced July 9, 2013.]

Balfe: I also think our blindness and naivete helped us.

Heughan: Yeah, we’ve all grown up with the show. Our lives have changed with it, and it’s definitely been very rewarding and informative. But sleep is definitely [a priority].

Menzies: I guess I would probably tell myself, maybe, “Enjoy the ride a bit more.” I suppose that’s [the best advice] for everything, isn’t it? Worry less, just enjoy it. But you can get caught up — you want it to be the best show that’s ever been made. I think we all came into it really passionate for it to be as good as it could be. And I think that has actually paid off. Because I think we had lots of people really demanding a lot of it.

It sounds like a lot of pressure.

Menzies: Pressure that we were putting on ourselves.

Balfe: I think we all fight really hard for what we believe in, for what we think will elevate things, and I think that goes across the board. Everyone tries to make sure that everyone’s working at their A game…

Menzies: …because, look, this could be an incredibly different show. Just tonally. I’m very proud of what we’ve made, and where it is tonally.

Read the full interview here

2 responses to “New Sam Heughan, Caitriona Balfe and Tobias Menzies interview with Variety

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  1. Great feed back from the actors. They are all so intelligent and amazingly talented. Love them all.

  2. I just love Tobias. He is simply an outstanding actor. Caitriona is also an exceptional actress.

    Danielle Levasseur

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