NEW Interview with Matt Roberts, Caitriona Balfe and Sam Heughan from Entertainment Weekly   1 comment

Here is a NEW Interview with Matt Roberts, Caitriona Balfe and Sam Heughan from Entertainment Weekly

From EW:

A slow build: that was executive producer Matthew B. Roberts’ grand plan when penning “A. Malcolm,” Sunday’s most-anticipated episode of Outlander that depicts the reunion between Claire (Caitriona Balfe) and Jamie (Sam Heughan) in his Edinburgh print shop. But to achieve that, Roberts had to ignore the typical time constraints of episodic television.

More after the jump!

I always thought this episode was about letting it breathe,” Roberts tells EW. “Sometimes, when letting things play out in a normal episode you would say, pace this up. This was all about letting it play naturally so if it took 15 minutes to do something? Let it take 15 minutes and we’ll cut that accordingly. If it goes over the 59 minutes, so be it.”

Lucky for us, it took a whole 74 minutes! Here, Roberts, Heughan, and Caitriona break down the key moments of the reunion. 

Clever title card! That was all Roberts’ idea. “It was something that I thought of as soon as I saw the printing presses and knew they worked,” he said. “We switch up our title cards all the time. Over the course of the three seasons, coming up with new ideas is getting tougher and tougher. I thought this would be a neat way to incorporate the print shop and how it really works. The only tricky thing is that it took a couple takes to get the exact timing of peeling it off the page and then having it displayed on screen, and then moving over to [director] Norma Bailey’s card. I wanted to do three to four cards, but I just didn’t have enough time to do it. So, I was the lucky one. I got my card peeled off the presses.”

Look who’s feeling faint! The sudden loss of consciousness made sense, considering how Jamie, unlike Claire, was not prepared for the shock of seeing his lost love. “That’s why it was important to start the episode by showing this day in the life of A. Malcolm,” explains Roberts. “He’s getting dressed, he’s getting to work, he’s working the press. He’s just a guy at work. Then all of a sudden, his life has completely changed.”


One response to “NEW Interview with Matt Roberts, Caitriona Balfe and Sam Heughan from Entertainment Weekly

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  1. Loved every minute of Episode 6 – it had my heart pounding. Sam and Caitriona were absolutely perfect – an episode to treasure. No wonder there are so many of us devoted Outlander fans out there. Loved the interview and the opinions of the actors as well.


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