THR asked: When were you the most panicked as an actress this season and how did you overcome those fears?
“The episode where I was forced to sing was absolutely terrifying. I am not a singer. When the writers told me they were going to do this, I laughed. They were like, ‘No, really.’ I have a terrible habit of humming to myself when we’re hanging around set, so they were like, ‘You can do this.’ The day after we flew back from Comic-Con last year, I was going to have to start filming that stuff, and I remember thinking, ‘I haven’t even had a chance to rehearse!’ In drama school, I had a music teacher tell me once, ‘It’s OK, everyone has their own talents.’ And that put such a fear in me of ever singing again in public. But on the day, I just had to say, ‘F— it.’ I had to do it over and over again, and I think everyone on the crew just wanted to shoot themselves. I was delighted when I was done with that.”
It seems we’ll have already a date for Outlander panel on San Diego Comic-Con!
Several media outlets corrected our first post. The panel will take place on July 11 at 4 p.m, in Ballroom 20 of the Convention Center. Sam Heughan, Caitriona, Diana Gabaldon and Ronald D. Moore are confirmed in a panel moderated by Kristin dos Santos.
Caitriona sat down with Elle to talk about Outlander and her character, Claire Fraser.
Caitriona Balfe Knows Why That ‘Outlander’ Sex Scene Slayed You
It’s no secret that Starz’ breakout hit about a time-traveling nurse has a secret ingredient: Her name is Caitriona Balfe. And she’s here to get dirty and have a drink (and maybe some sex).
In Outlander, Starz’s breakout period drama about a time-traveling nurse caught in a centuries-spanning, life-threatening love triangle (returning for the second half of season one on April 4), Caitriona Balfe, who plays lead Claire Randall, finds herself at the center of an on-screen sexual revolution. The game changer: After six episodes of sexual tension, forced-together newlyweds Claire and virginal Jamie (Sam Heughan) finally disrobe, but instead of porny showmanship we’re presented with egalitarian nudity and vulnerability. Here, as promised in the April issue of ELLE, an extended Q&A with Balfe plus an exclusive sneak peek at the hotly-anticipated new episodes:
What initially drew you to the role of Claire?
She felt like a very modern woman. She’s very intelligent, very strong, and has found herself in a place where she constantly has to fight to be who she is. It’s such a crazy concept for her not to stand up and fight for what she believes is right and just. She never sees herself as a victim and uses whatever she has at her disposal to get through adverse times.