Some Like It Scot
“Claire has finally come back to him,” Sam Heughan (Jamie Fraser) says of his on-screen wife, played by Caitriona Balfe. “This season is definitely the beginning of a new world and a new hope for them.”
Too Scot To Handle
Jamie and Claire enjoy the fine things that come with staying at Aunt Jocasta’s plantation. But how she runs her property is a big NOPE. “It’s a very beautiful place, and it has this great wealth and opportunity,” says Heughan. “But Jamie certainly doesn’t agree with the sort of politics or the slave trade.”
Scot and Bothered
“Of course there are moments of problems, of trials and tribulations, but overall I would say it’s much more hopeful this season,” says Caitriona Balfe (Claire).
Feeling Scot, Scot, Scot
“There’s a stability and a sense of calm between Jamie and Claire that we probably have not seen before, but obviously the price that she’s had to pay for that is not seeing her daughter,” says Balfe of her character.
“I think there’s something of a likeness between Claire and Aunt Jocasta,” Balfe says of the character played by Maria Doyle Kennedy. “But I think for Claire it’s very hard to get past the fact that she’s a plantation owner and that she owns slaves.”
In Scot Pursuit
“In many ways Claire’s function is very much the wife and the homemaker this season,” explains Balfe. “That is very different from the character that we’ve seen throughout the seasons before. I struggled with that a little bit in the beginning. Is this the same woman? What are we doing? How are we portraying this woman?”
Scot and Spicy
“They’re both still stubborn,” says Balfe of Jamie and Claire. “That’s never going to go away. I’m sure there are things that will come up and they’ll butt heads, but I think this is definitely the most in sync they’ve been in a while.”
Scot as Hell
“Sam has always been the greatest guy,” says Balfe. “He’s created this incredible career. He does so much. I just am so proud of him.”
Scot to Trot
“We were just overjoyed that they gave us a couple more seasons,” says Heughan. “It feels like there’s a new life and new energy this season as well as how it will be different because we’re in America. I think it’s going to be good. It’s going to be really refreshing.”
As the Beverly Hills-based PaleyFest Fall Preview event continues this week, the New York City location of the Paley Center for Media is revving up for their two-week Fall Preview event next month. Prepare for plenty of screenings and panels for your favorite and most anticipated new shows.
Taking place from October 5 to 18, Paley Center President and CEO Maureeen J. Reidy said in a press release, “The PaleyFest 2018 lineup is a testament to why PaleyFest NY is the premier television festival of the fall. We’re proud to feature this incredible schedule of events that represent the best of television across all genres.”
There’s something for everyone on the 2018 schedule, including casts and producers from shows like Outlander (Starz), The Walking Dead (AMC), Drunk History (Comedy Central), David Tennant talks Doctor Who, Good Omens, Documentary Now! (IFC), Sunday Morning (CBS), Murphy Brown: A Conversation with Candice Bergen and Diane English (CBS), Shark Tank (ABC), The Good Fight (CBS All Access), The Conners (ABC) and Top Chef (Bravo).
The PaleyFest NY lineup with participants scheduled to appear includes:
Friday, October 5: Opening Night: Outlander, 7:00 pm. Featuring: Cast and creative team; full lineup of participants to be announced
Saturday, October 6: The Walking Dead, 3:00 pm; featuring the season nine premiere episode. Featuring: Norman Reedus (Daryl Dixon), Melissa McBride (Carol Peletier), Angela Kang (Executive Producer), and additional participants to be announced
Monday, October 8: Drunk History, 6:30 pm. Featuring: Derek Waters (Host, Co-Creator, Director, and Executive Producer), and surprise guests
Tuesday, October 9: David Tennant Talks Doctor Who, Good Omens, and Much More, 6:30 pm. Featuring: David Tennant
Wednesday, October 10: Documentary Now! 8:00 pm. Featuring: Seth Meyers (Executive Producer), John Mulaney, Rhys Thomas (Creator and Executive Producer), and Alexander Buono (Executive Producer)
Thursday, October 11: Sunday Morning, 6:30 pm. Featuring: Jane Pauley (Host), Rand Morrison (Executive Producer), and additional participants to be announced
Saturday, October 13: Murphy Brown: A Conversation with Candice Bergen and Diane English, 7:00 pm. Featuring: Candice Bergen (Murphy Brown) and Diane English (Executive Producer)
Sunday, October 14: Shark Tank, 6:00 pm. Featuring: Mark Cuban, Robert Herjavec, Daymond John, Kevin O’ Leary, and additional participants to be announced.
Monday, October 15: The Good Fight, 7:00 pm. Featuring: Christine Baranski (Diane Lockhart), Rose Leslie (Maia Rindell), Audra McDonald (Liz Reddick-Lawrence), Cush Jumbo (Lucca Quinn), Michael Boatman (Julius Cain), Nyambi Nyambi (Jay Dipersia), Sarah Steele (Marissa Gold), Michelle King (Executive Producer), and Robert King (Executive Producer)
Tuesday, October 16: The Conners, 7:45pm; featuring a live screening of the premiere episode with the cast. Featuring: John Goodman (Dan Conner), Sara Gilbert (Darlene Conner), Lecy Goranson (Becky Conner), Michael Fishman (DJ Conner), and additional guests to be announced
Thursday, October 18: Top Chef, 6:30 pm. Featuring: Tom Colicchio, Padma Lakshmi, Gail Simmons, Graham Elliot, and Season 15 winner Joe Flamm.
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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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.