NEW Interview with Caitriona Balfe and Tobias Menzies from Entertainment Weekly   2 comments

Here is a NEW Interview with Caitriona Balfe and Tobias Menzies from Entertainment Weekly

From EW:

In the final scene of the second episode, the camera pulls away from the action to find Claire (Caitriona Balfe) and Frank (Tobias Menzies) sleeping in separate twin beds. It’s like a scene out of I Love Lucy — except Ricky and Lucy still adored each other, even though they didn’t share the same mattress. That’s definitely notthe case for Claire and Frank.

More after the jump!

“In many ways, the relationship we all want is Claire and Jamie but the relationship most of us get or have had experience with is the one between Claire and Frank,” Balfe tells EW. “It just feels very real and it’s tragic. These are two good people, they’re trying to do their best, but they’re never going to be able to give each other what they need. That’s very fertile ground for good drama.”

Balfe said she and Menzies worked hard to make sure the couple’s time together in the 20th century wasn’t simply an exercise in “oh they’re unhappy and they hate each other.”

“Obviously they’re unhappy but you can’t live with somebody for 20 years unless you find moments of joy and mutual respect, and there is love there even though it’s platonic,” Balfe explains. “I think it’s really heartbreaking when you see moments of them as they were way back in the beginning of season 1. They enjoy each other’s company and that they’re both smart people. Intellectually, they stimulate each other. But there’s just too much there, there’s too much pain and there’s too much disappointment. That will always be the thing that bubbles up and drives them apart.”

Read the rest of the interview here


2 responses to “NEW Interview with Caitriona Balfe and Tobias Menzies from Entertainment Weekly

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  1. It is heartbreaking to spend 20 years together as these 2 have done, they must both feel so empty and yet carry on with their lives as well, The respect is there, and I am sure a few moments here and there when they do come together on common ground, but not strong enough for happiness. Caitriona and Tobias always gives us a 5 star performance at all times.


  2. Yes they do. My favourite 2 actors. We can read all their emotions in their eyes.


    Danielle Levasseur

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