We have a very special Valentine’s Day surprise for you, Sassenachs…
Everyone knows that Outlander’s Sam Heughan and Caitriona Balfe have an undeniably electric on-screen connection, and since fans are feeling particularly thirsty during this Droughtlander, ET is gifting you with the exclusive first look at the actors’ original chemistry test!
Before you scream, “Je suis prest!” and press play on the video above, we must warn you that the never-before-seen footage you’re about to watch is mind-blowingly adorable. Side-effects may include excessive giggling, extreme swooning and the firm realization that no on-screen couple will ever compare to this one.
At this point in Outlander’s script-to-screen timeline, Heughan had already been cast to play Jamie Fraser and the production team was looking for the perfect actress to fill Claire Randall’s one-of-a-kind shoes.
“We were looking for chemistry between the two characters,” Outlander executive producer Ronald D. Moore said while prefacing the flashback moment. “We really felt that Cat was probably going to be the one, but this was the final moment. This was literally when she sealed the deal and got the show.”
“And as you see, they’ve already got the shorthand of their characters and there is definitely on-camera chemistry between the two. After the scene was over, we just kind of kept the tape running a little bit.” Moore continued, “We just wanted to see them a little bit more relaxed and sort of interacting. You can see that they’re sort of awkwardly aware that the camera is still running, but nonetheless, there is enough spontaneity and genuine affection and good humor between the two of them that it spoke volumes about their potential relationship.”
For more behind-the-scenes bonus material like this one, pick up your copy of Outlander: Season Threewhich will be available on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital as well as on a Limited Collector’s Edition from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment on April 10th.
Outlander sneak peek: Claire and Jamie discover two unexpected companions
As if Jamie and Claire didn’t have enough to worry about with Ian’s disappearance!
In this exclusive clip from Sunday’s episode of Outlander, the couple discovers they have two unexpected companions aboard the Artemis: Fergus (Cesar Domboy) and his new girlfriend Marsali (Lauren Lyle), who hand-fasted back in Scotland and are now eager to live their lives as, ahem, a married couple!
Outlander airs Sundays at 8 p.m. ET on Starz.
Droughtlander may have ended a few weeks ago as Outlander’s third season hit Starz. But the stans’ thirst has not been quenched.
Jamie (Sam Heughan) and Claire (Caitriona Balfe) have spent the first five episodes of the season apart, separated by all the expected complications of a long-distance, time-traveling relationship. Claire, who went back through the stones before the Battle of Culloden and the end of Season 2, has been killing it on the career front as a surgeon but struggling with the realities of married life with Frank (RIP!). Jamie, on the other hand, has tried to put his life back together after the major defeat and his subsequent imprisonment.
That’s set to change on Oct. 22 (8 p.m. ET/ PT). The network released the first glimpse of that anticipated reunion Monday with a new teaser photo and video of Episode 6, “A. Malcolm,” And it feels as good as we expected.
Will they be able to work through all that baggage of Claire’s time as a ’50s housewife and Jamie’s one-night-stand that (of course) resulted in a pregnancy and his new, interesting job choice? We’re betting these love birds will figure it out.
Watch an exclusive clip from this week’s episode.
In the first two episodes of Outlander’s third season, we see Claire trying to adapt to her separation from Jamie by establishing a life for herself in 20th-century Boston with her newborn daughter Brianna, and her first husband Frank.
The next installment of the Starz time-traveling drama airs on Sunday night, but if you’re already counting down the hours, Townandcountrymag.com has an exclusive sneak peek of this week’s episode that shows just how Claire and Frank are settling into their now-exceedingly complex relationship.