NEW Interview with Caitrona Balfe from Parade Magazine   Leave a comment

Here is a NEW Interview with Caitriona Balfe from Parade Magazine

From Parade:

Claire Randall Fraser (Caitriona Balfe) knew when she went back through the stones to the future, she was leaving Jamie (Sam Heughan) behind forever. She did it for the sake of their unborn child, because as she told Parade, “If it hadn’t been for Brianna, Claire would have stayed with Jamie, would have gone to Culloden, and would have gladly died on that battlefield next to him.”

More after the jump!

But she does have Brianna (Sophie Skelton) to care for, so it’s back to Frank (Tobias Menzies) and the 1940s for Claire, as she promised Jamie. Over the years, Claire and Frank both put their best foot forward to share a harmonious marriage, but the ghost of Jamie always comes between them.

“Many people have marriages of convenience in some way, and, I think, that’s what Claire and Frank essentially have in the end,” Balfe says. “There is love there, there’s respect there for sure, and she admires the father that he is, the man that he is, but there’s no passion there. There’s no intimacy, really. They’ve forged this alliance which is, ‘We’re going to coexist, we’re going to support each other, and we’re going to raise this daughter the best that we can.’”

So Claire devotes her energies to becoming a doctor, which we will get to see when the “All Debts Paid” episode airs Sunday night.

But before tuning in, check out our exclusive interview with Balfe, in which we discuss how Claire gets past her grief at being separated from Jamie, her marriage of convenience, Claire as a doctor, leaving her daughter behind, and more. 

Season 3 is different because Jamie and Claire are separated, not just by miles, but by centuries. 

Well, they both believed each other has died, so for them, they’re both widows when we meet them. And they both deal with it in very different ways and they both are in very different circumstances. For Claire, she can’t collapse and do nothing because she has a child to look after.  So, I think that’s a big drive for her to try and move on, even though it’s heartbreaking. It’s difficult in that time to be a single mother, so when Frank offers her this solution or this refuge, in a way, she has to take that opportunity. I think that she feels that because Jamie is dead her only option is to try and push forward.

Read the rest of the interview here

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