NEW Interview with Sam Heughan from Parade Magazine

Here is a NEW Interview with Sam Heughan from Parade Magazine

From Parade Magazine:

Against all odds, Jamie Fraser (Sam Heughan) survived the Battle of Culloden and made it home at the end of Episode 1 of the third season of Outlander. His life was hanging by a thread — and not for lack of trying to die — but when Episode 2 airs, Jamie has moved out of Lallybroch and into a cave in the hills above his home to keep his family safe.

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Hiding from the Red Coats, who are still searching for traitors, is a lonely life, and the Dun Bonnet, as Jamie is now called, grows weary of his existence and comes up with a plan to change things up.

In an exclusive interview with Heughan at Comic-Con, Parade talked to the Scot about Jamie’s long-awaited confrontation with Black Jack Randall (Tobias Menzies); his despair of being alive and knowing that Claire (Caitriona Balfe) is too, but so far in the future, he can’t reach her, so she might as well be dead;  the most difficult scenes to film in Season 3; and more.

Season 3 is different because Jamie and Claire are not together in the beginning and they’re not just separated, they’re eras apart. How do you handle that because there’s a lot of grief involved?  It’s like somebody died. 

He knows that she’s gone back to live her life and to care for their unborn child, but to him, she’s dead. He’s going off to the battlefield to die, basically to commit suicide because he knows that’s the outcome. He’s going to stick with his men. That’s the honorable thing to do. He doesn’t expect to survive so then, that’s the problem: How does he survive having lost the person he loved?

Of course, he lives in the memory of her and lives in the fact that he’s completely in love with her, but he’s never going to see her again and he has to come to terms with that. In episode three, “All Debts Paid,” when he does go on this fool’s errand of trying to find her when he thinks that she could have possibly come back, he actually realizes, “You know what? She’s dead. She’s gone.” I think that’s it and he has to move on. So, it is sort of a death.

Read the rest of the interview here