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*New* Sam Heughan Talks Outlander and “The Spy Who Dumped Me” With Elle Magazine   3 comments

From Elle Magazine

The show transforms the Scottish countryside into North Carolina. What types of magical tricks did the Outlander team pull off this year?

We put a McDonald’s on every corner—fast food joints all over the place. [Laughs] No. I went to North Carolina, as [Outlander author] Diana Gabaldon kindly instructed me to visit some places. And it’s remarkable how similar Scotland actually does look to places in North Carolina. Filming in Scotland, you’re really transported somewhere. It’s something to do with the woods and the vast landscape—obviously, we’re not as big as America, but there is something in that heritage. Just learning about America…it’s a land of immigrants and different cultures, it’s a melting pot. It’s a dangerous place and an exciting place of opportunity. So you have a really great country here, and we’re going to try to show you a little bit of its infancy.

Did you have to learn any new skills or tricks for Jamie in season 4? How’s your bear tracking?

It’s a dangerous place. I think season 4 is really setting the scene for 5 and 6, too, which we recently got commissioned for. It is a big arc—a big, long story. So it really sets the picture for the next of the rest few seasons.

Book fans will know that [a key location for the season] is Fraser’s Ridge. What should fans know about it?

It’s so cold there. I know you guys deal in Fahrenheit—that’s something we should have changed when we came to America. We should have kept Celsius, because it’s much easier. [Crowd sighs] Booo [laughs], and it was very, very cold there. We’re shooting through a pretty tough winter in Scotland this year, so it’s so cold. And we had thunder snow, which we’ve never had before, where it’s thunder and lightning all the time—oh yeah, you guys have that hereThat’s how much we went into making this authentic. It’s just like America.

Read the rest of the interview here at the source 

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3 responses to “*New* Sam Heughan Talks Outlander and “The Spy Who Dumped Me” With Elle Magazine

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  1. I love how he speaks, makes language so beautiful . He is an amazing actor. A kind and handsome man. I know lots of people, especially me, love him. I hope his love of life and the outdoors is always with him. I wish him many heathy and happy years . I hope he is rewarded for his hard work and his charity of spirt will be forever rewarded. Watching Outlander and following his adventures has helped me thru the worst year of my life. Thank you Sam. God bless.

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    • A beautiful comment Judy. Sam has inspired me in many ways – just get up and do something – anything, (big or small). A inspiration to us all. I love his accent as well.

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  2. I enjoyed Sam’s views on the difference between his experiences between Outlander and The Spy Who Dumped Me, very entertaining – I love his sense of humour. Drums of Autumn is promising to be amazing and exciting. Thank you for sharing.

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