“Sunshine, vineyards. It’s beautiful. I was lucky enough to go there about 10 years ago, and Cape Town is so stunning. Just being there will be amazing,” says “Outlander” star Caitriona Balfe about the show’s upcoming shoot in South Africa during a recent interview with The Wrap when she answered “Wrapid Fire” fan questions. Watch below.
Production for “Outlander” is usually based on Scotland, but for the final episodes of its third season it’s moving to the other side of the globe to shoot scenes on the high seas in South Africa. But fans will have to wait awhile for the new episodes to premiere. The time-travel romance, which concluded its second season in July 2016, doesn’t return to Starz until September.
In the meantime, fans can learn even more about Balfe in her video Q&A. She reveals her love of whiskey and wine, that her favorite film is “Full Metal Jacket” by Stanley Kubrick, and that her go to karaoke songs are by Blondie. And her favorite word? “The one I use the most is probably ‘fuck,’ but ‘juxtoposition’ is quite nice.”
It’s time for a Droughtlander update!
As all Outlander fans should know by now, season three of our beloved time-traveling drama will not be premiering on Starz until September, which means we still have at least seven more months until we reunite with our favorite Frasers.
To help cope with this prolonged hiatus, we at ET have already released a special interview with stars Sam Heughan and Caitriona Balfe from our season three set visit in Scotland, and we have plenty of more exclusive behind-the-scenes goodies that we’re going to release over these next few months.
In the meantime, ET caught up with Balfe, who was being honored at the 2017 Oscar Wilde Awards on Thursday night, to get her thoughts on Outlander’s extended on-screen absence and some inside scoop on what’s ahead!
“Yeah, [the Droughtlander] is a little longer than I think people thought. Sorry!” Balfe said apologetically to ET’s Ashley Crossan.
When asked for a tease to hold fans over until September, the 37-year-old actress was quick to point out that ET is going to have plenty of special moments to share. “Oh, I think [ET reporter] Leanne [Aguilera] might have some things up her sleeve from when she came to visit us,” she said with a coy smile.
“I think this season is going to be really interesting and it’s going to be so new again,” Balfe continued. “I mean, I think we do that every season; we sort of flip it on its head. Last season, we went to Paris and it was something totally different. This season, we start off with a little bit of a separate storyline, which is really fun for us. We’re hoping the fans will be as happy.”
For those fans who have not read Diana Gabaldon’s third book in the Outlander series, Voyager, you should be warned that our season three journey begins with Claire and Jamie living in two completely different timelines. Despite Balfe and Heughan’s on-screen separation, Balfe is confident that Jamie and Claire’s reunion in the print shop and their adventures abroad will be worth the wait.
“We’ve got the great reunion happening and then we go to South Africa — well, in the story it’s Jamaica — but there’s old ships involved and it’s just a constantly evolving, exciting adventure.”
Balfe confessed that she departs for filming in Cape Town, South Africa, next week and that she and the rest of the Outlander production team will be there for “a couple of months” to finish up shooting.
“in my head, I’m going on a three-month holiday in the sun, but it’ll be work every day,” she shared. “But it’ll be great. It’ll be really exciting. I’ve read the scripts, the scripts are really great, so I’m really looking forward to that.”
When we jokingly asked Balfe to spill absolutely everything that happens in those highly confidential season three scripts, her response was equally cheeky. “You know, I was going to email them to you, and then do you want to just copy them and put them online? That’d be great. No problem!” she said.
We’re still waiting for that email, Caitriona!
Caitriona attended the Oscar Wilde Awards and looked lovely as usual. Check out over 170 high quality photos in the gallery.
Caitriona was out at the BAFTA nominees party yesterday and the BAFTA award show today. I will add more photos as they surface.
I also added a couple dozen missing photos of Caitriona from the Golden Globes award show and after parties as well as magazine scans from TV Guide where you can see new photos of Caitriona as Clare in season 3 of Outlander. Big thanks to my friends Mary, AliKat, and Lora for some of these.
The on-screen couple cosy up to each-other in a bid to stay warm as they shoot scenes in the sleepy fishing village, in Ayrshire, for the latest instalment of the hit show.
OUTLANDER stars Sam Heughan and Caitriona Balfe brave the weather at Dunure Harbour today as the pair film the hotly-anticipated third season of the time-travelling drama.
Pictures show the on-screen couple cosy up to each-other in a bid to stay warm as they shoot scenes in the sleepy fishing village, in South Ayrshire, for the latest instalment of the hit show.
The pair, who play Jamie and Claire Fraser in the hit series, posed for romantic clips while dozens of nosy villagers looked on the coastal film set.
Irish actress Caitriona, 37, could be seen playing with her mobile phone while wearing a grey woollen coat.
And Scots hunk Sam, 36, who plays a Highland warrior in the series, was decked out in a warm woollen jacket topped off with a 1800s hat called a tricorne.
The stars are filming for the third series of the hugely popular show which has gained a cult following in the USA.
Scotland’s tourism agency VisitScotland predicted last year that the show, which streams in the UK on Amazon Prime, would lead to large numbers of visitors to the country by fans.
I’m happy to share these with you all! Thanks to my awesome friend Mary I have added a few high quality photos of Sam and Caitriona filming together for season 3 of Outlander! You can see photos that just feature Sam on my other fansite Sam Heughan Fan. ENJOY!