NEW Interview with Sam Heughan and Caitriona Balfe From Entertainment Weekly   Leave a comment

Here is a NEW Interview with Sam Heughan and Caitriona Balfe From Entertainment Weekly

From EW:

Jamie and Claire make a hell of a team — but sometimes that’s not enough to keep them out of harm’s way.

More after the jump!

On Sunday night’s season 6 finale of Outlander, Claire (Caitriona Balfe) and Jamie (Sam Heughan) faced off against Richard Brown (Chris Larkin) and his Committee of Safety once again as Brown came to arrest her for the murder of Malva Christie (Jessica Reynolds).

Claire refused to give herself up, resulting in a Western-worthy shootout between the Committee of Safety and her and Jamie. But after an hours-long standoff and much discussion of Jamie’s seeming nine lives, the couple decided to give themselves up and let Claire stand a fair trial.

Unexpected mercy came in the form of Tom Christie (Mark Lewis Jones), who insisted on allowing Claire and Jamie to spend one final night in their bed and then commenced to follow them on the road to the nearest town.

As things devolved, Brown and his men became restless, ultimately separating Jamie and Claire, threatening Jamie’s life, and taking Claire to Wilmington where she may or may not get that fair trial. Tom stuck by Claire’s side, promising to ensure Jamie’s life and that she is handled justly.

But Jamie didn’t waste any time taking matters into his own hands. After being rescued by Ian (John Bell) and the Cherokee, he set out for Wilmington with vengeance on his mind.

We caught up with Balfe and Heughan about getting to film their first action scenes together, when they knew they would have a shortened season that ended here, and what lies ahead for our favorite Scot and his Sassenach.

ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY: At what point did you know you would stop with eight episodes and that this would be the finale?

CAITRIONA BALFE: It was quite late, wasn’t it, Sam? The original plan for this season was always 12 episodes. Obviously, COVID made it slightly difficult. I made it slightly difficult. There was going to be a point where I wouldn’t be able to shoot anymore. Instead of writing Claire out of a few episodes, they decided instead to stop at a certain point, and then tack whatever episodes we didn’t do on to this season that we’re shooting now. But that decision wasn’t made probably until halfway through shooting.

SAM HEUGHAN: There was a point where we were going to break for a bit and come back and continue after you’d given birth, which would have been interesting…

BALFE: I think they were like, “You can come back after eight weeks, right”? I was like, “Ahhh, maybe not.”

Did that lead to any rewriting of this episode, as far as you know?

BALFE: Not really. I don’t think they adapted any scripts really at all? This was the story that was always going to be told. We had the final four episodes that we’re shooting now. They’ve since been kind of changed since we’ve started season 7, but this was always the way it was going to be shot.

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