NEW Article and BTS Pics with Diana Gabaldon from Entertainment Weekly   2 comments

Here is a NEW Article and BTS Pics with Diana Gabaldon from Entertainment Weekly

Claire Randall (Caitriona Balfe); Author (Diana Gabaldon); Jamie Fraser (Sam Heughan); Sam Heughan


We asked the best-selling author — the mastermind behind the Outlander book series — to tell us what she thinks about season 3 of the Starz drama, and what it was like to visit the South Africa set earlier this year. Here’s what she wrote for EW.

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Author (Diana Gabaldon), Claire Randall (Caitriona Balfe), Jamie Fraser (Sam Heughan)

“So my husband says to me, ‘I thought you weren’t going to travel so much, so you can stay home and write books.’ To which I replied, ‘Set visit in South Africa?’ ‘Oh,’ he said. And so of course we went, because who wouldn’t? (Well, people who suffer a lot from jet lag, maybe. It’s an 11-hour flight to London, an eight-hour layover in Heathrow, which is actually only about No. 15 on the list of Airports Located Over a Hellmouth — JFK is No. 1, then another 12 hours to Capetown. Totally worth it, though!)

Our first sight of the studio was a ship. Parked on dry land. The Outlander Cape Town production actually had two entire 18th-century ships, plus mechanized pieces (masts and decks), all equipped with hydraulics for realistic pitching, rolling, and yawing — and water cannon, for use in sending the hapless cast flailing across the decks, soaked to the skin. The studio itself was huge, with eight enormous warehouse buildings for sound stages; Outlander occupied one, with facilities for makeup, costume, and producers/writers in another.

2 responses to “NEW Article and BTS Pics with Diana Gabaldon from Entertainment Weekly

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  1. Thank you for sharing this interview with us (the devoted fans). Diana Gabaldon is absolutely brilliant. I love her books. I have read and reread them. My one copy of “Outlander” – the first book in the series, has totally fallen apart and had to be replaced. These interviews help us understand all that goes on behind the scenes and appreciate the stories and TV Show even more. I think it is a good idea to have the author visit the set to see how their story is adapted to screen. Diana also has a great sense of humour. A very wonderful person.

  2. I definitely agree with “herself” about JFK being located over a Hellmouth. After spending 12 wonderful days in Scotland, and meeting so many kind friendly people that’s where we flew into first. Ugh! What a wake-up call. It was especially fun dealing with the “very friendly ” TSA agents. I realize they have an important job but watching them yell at people that didn’t understand all the instructions made me want to turn right around and go back to Scotland.

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