WSJ – “Outlander” star Caitriona Balfe stops by the WSJ Cafe to talk about trading Scotland for France as the setting of the TV series, where she draws the line when it comes to sex and violence on screen, and her new business-themed movie “Money Monster.”
INSTYLE – It’s the Scotland-based, historical romance that has us hooked. For those of you not familiar with it (although, seriously where have you been?) Outlander, is the television adaption (you’ll find it on Amazon Prime) of Diana Gabaldon’s bestselling series of novels that is filmed on location in Scotland and stars Sam Heughan and Caitriona Balfe. The plot sounds a little ridiculous at first but is well worth sticking with – nurse Claire Randall (played by Balfe) finds herself transported from 1945 to 1743 where she falls in love with highland warrior Jamie Fraser (played by Heughan) while at the same time is being pursued by her present day husband’s ancestor “Black” Jack Randall (played by Tobias Menzie) Think sword fights, horse chases plus plenty of sex and of course, sweeping shots of the gorgeous Scottish highlands.
Naturally, the drama throws up a lot of moral dilemnas and questions. Adding to this in real life is the fact that many fans are convinced that Heughan’s and Balfe’s chemistry isn’t just limited to the screen. Although, both actors have denied any romantic involvement with eachother explaining they are just good friends. So considering, that the duo are so good at helping eachother cope with their on-screen drama we thought it would be fun to see how good they are at dishing out advice on some scenarios that might sound slightly familiar to their characters. From dating someone younger, to being torn between two lovers, watch the video below to see their suggestions on what to do. And as for the chemistry between them IRL, we’ll let you be the judge of that.