ACCESS HOLLYWOOD – As preview photos have revealed, Saturday night’s “Outlander” will feature Claire Fraser in a spectacular red dress.
“It’s a showstopper,” Caitriona Balfe, who plays the character, told Access Hollywood of the gorgeous gown her character wears in the show. “It’s a moment that the fans I think are all really excited to see.”
The width of the dress – 4 feet, 2 inches – meant filming scenes with Sam Heughan, who plays her character’s husband, Jamie Fraser, were technically tricky.
“Trying to get the two of us in the same shot sometimes was a very complicated thing because they’d be like, ‘But stand beside each other,’ and we’re like, ‘But we are,’ and Sam would be at the other side of the room practically,” Caitriona laughed, recalling the memory.
Claire dons the red dress, designed by Costume Designer Terry Dresbach, for a particular outing fans of Diana Gabaldon know well from her book, “Dragonfly In Amber.” It’s one where the Frasers begin to make their way into French society, as they attempt to change history.
TV Guide published a very nice video interview with Sam and Caitriona talking about the season 2 of Outlander:
One of the very favourite parts of the Outlander promotion last season was the Q&A videos the cast did. We have them again (YAY!) and the first one is with Caitriona. Check it:
“Outlander” is five episodes into filming Season 2, and Caitriona Balfe said she’s been enjoying the new material for her character, Claire Fraser, who is pregnant.
“It’s going really good,” Caitriona told Access Hollywood at Comic-Con earlier this month before returning to the show’s set in Scotland. “It’s a very visually – a very different show this year. I mean, obviously Claire and Jamie are sort of center and all that still. But yeah, it’s really beautiful. The sets are fantastic — so rich and so lush and the costumes are incredible, but you know what I’ve been really enjoying is that Claire’s pregnant and playing all of that – what that brings up in her and about impending motherhood and everything. It’s just been a really, really fun, great material to work with.”
Claire thought she couldn’t get pregnant, and now that she is, it affects the character quite deeply. (more)
Caitriona Balfe, Sam Heughan and other celebrities give MTV News their best Han Solo impression, attempt the Mockingjay whistle and more!
Sam Heughan and Caitriona Balfe talks with MTV while at Comic-Con explaining how they stay faithful to writer Diana Gabaldon’s ‘Outlander’ books without going crazy.