NEW Interview with Caitriona Balfe from The Emmys “The Age of Outlander”   1 comment

Here is a NEW Interview with Caitriona Balfe from The Emmys “The Age of Outlander”

From Emmys:

When a wildly popular book series is turned into a wildly popular television series, the experience can be quite heady.

With her Outlander series, Diana Gabaldon has created characters and stories that appeal to people all over the world, and Caitriona Balfe was the actress tapped to play the books’ protagonist, Claire Randall Fraser, in the Starz series. What makes it all so popular? “I’m not sure.” says Balfe. “A lot of it is down to the fact that Diana created these books that really spoke to people, and they were around for a really long time.

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“For a lot of the fans of the books, I think there was a lot of trepidation when they heard it was going to be turned into series. And luckily, I think people were really happy with what we did, and it’s a show that has so much for so many people, but at the heart of it is this beautiful love story that I think anchors everything else.

But I think what is so great about it is that it’s not just one thing. I mean, it’s a historical period drama as well as being a love story, and it has light moments, but it also has quite heavy and dark moments. People just enjoy watching it. So, that’s quite good.”

Even though the character and events have been changed somewhat from the books, Balfe finds the books a valuable resource in creating the television version of Claire.

“The Claire in the show is slightly different from the Claire in the books, but, I feel like there is so much of her internal monologue in the books, and there’s so much extra information in there, that it’s just, it’s so beneficial as an actor to be able to get in and out again throughout the season as well. To have a little bit more context for certain things.

“Certain things it doesn’t help, because obviously we’ve changed how that relationship might have gone, or whatever, and it’s always quite funny at the beginning of the season when you start to get scripts, you start to talk to the writers.


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  1. A very beautiful and intelligent Caitriona Balfe. Loved the interview. It was indepth and gives us a perspective of what an actor deals with in creating their character role. Very challenging! I believe that Caitriona will do famously with any role that she takes on.

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