Each week, ET’s resident small-screen romance expert, Leanne Aguilera, will be sailing the high seas and investigating one of TV’s most swoonworthy ships. Sail along to relive the sweetest moments, hottest makeouts and more — and then head over to Twitter to let us know what you loved and which ships you’d love to see more of! This week, #Outlander.
This week’s ship: Jamie & Claire, aka Outlander’s very own Jamie Fraser (Sam Heughan) and Claire Fraser (Caitriona Balfe). We are traveling back in time to take a look at the wildly romantic relationship. We also have a brand new on set interview (in Scotland!) with Sam and Caitriona talking about season 4 and Jamie and Claire’s relationship.
Hamilton creator Lin-Manuel Miranda sent out a tweet that put a big smile on the faces of Outlander fans – and the stars of the show, Sam Heughan and Caitriona Balfe actually responded!
“Every time we pass a damn henge my wife tries to Outlander her way to Jamie-land, give it up lady,” Lin-Manuel tweeted on Wednesday (August 8), along with a photo of his wife, Vanessa, with a henge attempting to time travel to meet the fictional character, Jamie!
Well, the stars of Outlander quickly responded to the hilarious tweet.
Outlander‘s fourth season returns in November.
The twitter conversation went like this:
Lin-Manuel Miranda: Every time we pass a damn henge my wife tries to Outlander her way to Jamie-land, give it up lady.
Sam Heughan: Lady has remarkable taste.
Lin-Manuel Miranda: *wakes up, gets Hamilton dueling pistol out of storage*
Caitriona Balfe: I’ll sell him to her for some Hamilton tickets..!!!! #everyonehasaprice #justfeedandwaterhimdaily
Lin-Manuel Miranda: Um I did a funny tweet and now I’m in a time travel Wife Swap help
Graham McTavish has chosen Paul Kavanagh’s “This Guest of Summer” for his directorial debut. Graham will also be starring in the film, alongside his former “Outlander” cast-mates, Duncan LaCroix & Stephen Walters and his fellow “dwarves,” Dean O’Gorman & Adam Brown.
“This Guest of Summer” is produced by Adam Sigal, who recently directed Graham in SARGASSO, and previously directed Sam Heughan in When the Starlight Ends.
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Apparently ‘This Guest of Summer’ may require actors with a variety of accents – and they can be so tricky! Stephen Hunter struggled with Welsh, and it seems Sassenach Caitriona just can’t manage Irish… Watch this EXCLUSIVE video starring Caitriona Balfe – pledge for this perk & we’ll email you the link to the video & the password to access it.
Caitriona Balfe teases season 4 of “Outlander” as she reflects on the relationship between Jamie and Claire and how she continues to find her role on the series challenging. “Outlander” returns to W Network with season 4 this November.
Check out a new video of Caitriona’s Tatler Irish Cover shoot. I’ve added HD screencaps to the gallery. Enjoy!
I’ve added a photo of the cover as well as the photo session inside. I am working on getting scans but it seems the magazine is not available to purchase digitally. If anyone is able to get scans and share them with us, please do! Thank you!
Irish Actress Caitriona Balfe Lands Hollywood Role
Outlander star Caitriona Balfe discusses staying grounded while being swept up in the madness that is starring in one of television’s most popular shows in an exclusive interview for Irish Tatler’s July issue.
Irish Tatler’s July cover star Caitriona Balfe sat down with Shauna O’Halloran to talk about the “wild ride” of stardom she has experienced over the last few years, revealing what it is really like on the set of Outlander, how she remains down-to-earth, and how it feels to witness the #MeToo movement unfold up-close as a Hollywood actress.
She also confirmed that she is to start filming on a new sure-to-be blockbuster alongside Christian Bale and Matt Damon this summer in LA. “It’s a lot of fast cars, hot men, and me!” the actress said when quizzed about the movie, which will be a biopic of mechanic and race car driver Ken Miles set in the 1960s.
In the exclusive system, Balfe also describes how her time as a young model affected her self-esteem. “Your confidence and your self-esteem is in the toilet after you’ve been in the business that long,” said the star, who was once ranked in the top 20 models in the world, walking the catwalk for Chanel, Givenchy, Louis Vuitton and more. “Most models I know have terrible self-esteem, which is a crazy thing.”
Caitriona also shares details of her wedding plans in the issue, which hits newsstands today, and donned some of this summer’s most romantic dresses by Valentino and Louis Vuitton in an exclusive shoot.
Also in the July issue of Irish Tatler is our ultimate holiday shopping special, with shoes, bags and bikinis to wear by the pool, the lowdown on the latest tanning waters, fashion buys for a summer in the city and our Weddings Special, featuring everything the budding bride to be needs to know. Out now.
Irish Actress Caitriona Balfe on Outlander, Sam Heughan, #MeToo, and Matt Damon
Caitriona Balfe talks to Shauna O’Halloran about life on Outlander, wedding plans and why women have had enough of Hollywood’s shitty behaviour (her words, not ours).
A pair of stonewashed Levi’s 501s, flat white converse and a little white T-shirt are all that Caitriona Balfe needs to rock up to a day’s shooting in North London, and still have a full crew comment on how beautiful she is in real life. It’s never something I like to lead with in interviews – we’re here to discover the person, after all – but I do feel that to not mention it would be a shame, because she is quite stunning, even when off-duty.
It’s not that much of a surprise of course. The Monaghan native was once one of the most sought after runway models in the world, having been spotted by a Ford Models scout in Dublin. At 18, she was opening and closing shows in Paris for Chanel, Moschino, Givenchy and Louis Vuitton, to name a few.
And this humble glossy is just one of many she’s graced the cover of – with Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar and Elle magazines all having starred Caitriona over the years. So no wonder there was literally not one bad shot to be found in the photographer’s edit.
Today however, Caitriona Balfe is known best to most of the world as Claire Beauchamp Randall – Outlander’s time travelling 1950s nurse who falls for a dashing highland warrior by the name of Jamie Fraser, played by her costar Sam Heughan.
The show, now on series four, is based on a series of novels by Diana Gabaldon and to say it has mega fandom is an understatement. Having taken up acting after her modelling career, Outlander was Caitriona’s first major role and has propelled her into a stratosphere with over five million viewers per episode. How, I wonder, is that?
“It’s been such a wild ride!” She tells me as we sit down to interview. She’s back filming in Scotland for her fourth season and we already know that seasons five and six are a go, so Claire is going to be part of Caitriona’s life for some time to come. “I was cast late into the proceedings. I got cast on the 11th of September and I was in Scotland [for fittings and filming] on the 15th of September 2013. I guess I knew about two days before they announced it!” she says of the whirlwind entry into Outlander.
It didn’t take long, however, for Caitriona to realise the scope her new role was going to have. “After we filmed about four episodes Sam and I were taken to LA and we did a fan event. Nobody had seen anything and there was over two thousand people at this fan event…having not seen one minute of footage. We came out on stage and everyone was just screaming!”
The core fan base has stuck with them as the seasons have gone on and Outlander has won multiple awards. Caitriona, too, has been widely recognised for her role with 20 plus nominations and a host of Best Actress wins from institutions like the People’s Choice Awards, the Golden Globes, the Saturn Awards, IFTA and BAFTA.
One of the notable points of the drama series is the sparky on-screen chemistry between her and Heughan during their many steamy scenes together. So much so that people have had a hard time believing that they’re not a couple in real life. No matter how much the actors insist.