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Press/Video: Outlander Casts Plays “Would You Rather: Feminist Edition”

Check out Sam and Caitriona play Would You Rather: Feminist Edition for Marie Claire.

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Press/Video: Outlander Cast Plays Two Truths and a Lie for Marie Claire

Check out Sam and Caitriona play Two Truths and a Lie for Marie Claire.

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Press: Outlander star Sam Heughan on embarrassing selfies and his red-carpet kilt

Sam did a “quick fire” interview with the Daily Mail. Check it out below.

Guilty pleasure? A lazy weekend in bed watching box sets, especially anything American and sci-fi. I recently got through Netflix’s Stranger Things.

Where is home? Wherever my suitcase is, because I’m away so much for filming. I had a home in London for 12 years and now have a place in Scotland, which is where I’m from.

Career plan B? I’m really into sport, so perhaps a professional sportsman.

Who would play you in a movie of your life? Sean Connery.

Biggest bugbear? People littering the natural environment. Hiking is a great passion of mine and I find myself picking up empty bottles.

As a child you wanted to be… A magician.

Earliest memory? Playing in the grounds of a ruined castle in Balmaclellan, Southwest Scotland. We lived in converted stables on the estate.

Secret to a happy relationship? As I travel so much, I would say that being on the same continent certainly helps.

Your best quality? Stubbornness – you’ve got to be pretty strong-willed in my business.

And your worst? The same. Being stubborn doesn’t always help.

Last meal on earth? I wholly promote the omelette as a meal whatever the occasion, especially your last one.

Dream dinner–party guests? Elon Musk, who is fascinating and inspiring, the tennis player Martina Hingis, who I was obsessed with as a youngster, Michelle Obama and the astronaut Tim Peake.

Advice to teenage self? Just relax.

Cat or dog? I’m wholeheartedly a cat person, although it’s not practical for me to have one at the moment. When I was growing up, we had cats, dogs, guinea pigs, rabbits, goats, chickens – a whole menagerie.

What do you see when you look in the mirror? I spend so much time in front of mirrors as part of my job that I try to avoid them outside work.

Starstruck moment? Meeting Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton on a flight to Los Angeles last year. I was very embarrassing and asked him for a selfie.

Big break? Appearing in a play called Outlying Islands at the Royal Court Theatre in London in 2002, my first job after leaving drama school.

Career highlight? The 2014 New York premiere of the first season of Outlander, my biggest role so far.

Most embarrassing moment? Being on stage at the premiere in a kilt and giving the front row a sneak peak.

Favourite tipple? Single malt whiskies from Islay.

Hangover cure? Hair of the dog.

Top of your bucket list? To go to base camp on Mount Everest and go hiking in Nepal or Tibet.

Secret skill? I can juggle pretty well – with balls, clubs and, if pushed, knives.

Philosophy? Trust your gut instinct.

Last film that made you cry? The Light Between Oceans, which is extremely moving and well-acted.

Most extravagant purchase? Taking a flight to Thailand for Christmas on impulse two years ago.

Biggest regret? Not playing rugby for Scotland.

Biggest fear? Getting the sack.

Celebrity crush? Sigourney Weaver in Ghostbusters.

Happiness is… Climbing a Munro [a Scottish mountain over 3,000ft].

Sam is a global brand ambassador for Barbour. Catch up with Outlander on Thursdays at 9pm on More4
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Press/Video/Photos: Outlander releases new video from Season 3

It’s not quite the same as seeing the entire premiere episode at Comic-Con, but Starz has released new video from Outlander that shows key moments from the first few episodes of season 3.

In the video dubbed “Parallel Lives,” Sam Heughan (Jamie Fraser) and Caitriona Balfe (Claire Randall Fraser) provide narration as scenes of from the Culloden battle and Claire’s new life in 20th century Boston flash on the screen. Frank (Tobias Menzies) makes an appearance, as well as Brianna (Sophie Skelton), Lord John Grey (David Berry), Joe Abernathy (Wil Johnson), Jamie’s sister Jenny (Laura Donnelly), and Fergus (Romann Berrux).

On July 21, Starz premiered the entire first episode of season 3 after the show’s panel discussion at Comic-Con. You can read about it here.

Outlander premieres on Sept. 10 on Starz.
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Press: Outlander Starz wants to know YOUR story!

Longing for a lost love, friend, or family member? How does Outlander relate to your lost love, friend, or family member? Tell your story at lovelost@starz.com. – Outlander Starz

Press/Photos/Video: San Diego Comic Con – Master Post

I will be adding all the videos and photos of Sam from San Diego Comic Con in this post throughout the weekend so it’s all in one location. If you are interested in seeing Caitriona’s coverage from SDCC, visit Caitirona-Balfe.com. I do want to say thanks to Alikat, Claudia, Mary, and FFA for a few of the photos.

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Press/Photos: Outlander: Here’s your first look at Lord John Grey & More

We have more pictures for you, Outlander nation!

In preparation for Outlander‘s much-anticipated presence at San Diego Comic-Con next Friday, we have obtained some exclusive first looks from season 3.

And look who it is! Lord John Grey and Jamie Fraser (Sam Heughan)!

We also have a photo of Claire (Caitriona Balfe) and her 20th-century hubby, Frank (Tobias Menzies), gazing lovingly at a young Brianna.

So let’s recap: Expect a tale of two centuries when Outlander makes its much-anticipated, gawd-it’s-been-forever return to Starz in September. While Jamie (develops an unexpected rapport with his British captor John Grey (David Berry) after the Battle of Culloden in 1746, Claire has returned to 20th-century Boston to resume her marriage to Frank and raise young Brianna, her feisty daughter fathered by Jamie.

But now for the bad news: It’s going to be several episodes before we see the time-traveling nurse reunite with her hunky Highlander. When the lovebirds finally do hook up in a Scottish print shop — a scene fans of Diana Gabaldon’s best-selling novels have been breathlessly awaiting — come prepared with a cold compress.

“For Sam and I and all the writers, we felt that it was so important to make sure we had the tone right,” Balfe tells EW. “Claire’s had time to prepare herself for what this might be and to play various scenarios through her mind. But for Jamie, this person just landed in his life again and there was no warning. So you’ve got two people trying to figure out how to go about this.”

Outlander returns Sept. 10 on Starz.
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Press/Video: Finally, We Have a Premiere Date for Outlander Season 3

Get the inside info about the new episodes. Plus, an exclusive video of a very anguished Jamie and Claire.

Finally, the Outlander news you’ve been waiting for: We’re thrilled to announce that Season 3 of the STARZ time-travel romance will return Sunday, September 10. Yes, that’s right—you can now mark the end of Droughtlander in your calendar.

Thirteen new episodes devoted to Claire and Jamie will air this fall, and they’ll be based on Voyager, the third of Diana Gabaldon’s eight Outlander books.

Here’s the official season three poster, showing Jamie (Sam Heughan) and Claire (Caitriona Balfe) on opposite sides of the standing stone—and in totally different centuries. Claire’s in the 1960s, having returned to her original life, and husband Frank (Tobias Menzies), while Jamie’s in the 1700s. No, you’re crying.

And here’s an exclusive live-action version of the poster, featuring a very anguished Claire and Jamie:

“You can come back to your life,” Claire muses in voiceover, “but it’s never the same. Maybe it’s enough to have gone once. How many people can say they had that?”

As for what we can expect, the new season will pick up right after Claire returns to her old life, pregnant with Jamie’s child. As for Jamie, we’ll see him at the historic battle of Culloden, fighting not only Black Jack Randall but his grief at losing Claire. The battle itself will be epic, showrunner Ronald D. Moore told ELLE.com: “I’m very excited about finally delivering Culloden to the audience after having talked about this pivotal event for so long.”

Moore also says the two are building their lives again independently: “We’re going to reset the story and the characters at the start of the season, giving the audience a window into what happened to Jamie at the battle of Culloden, as well as what happened to Claire in the twentieth century.”

What should fans be most excited about, according to Moore? “Getting to see the ways in which Jamie and Claire grew and changed over the course of their 20-year separation is a very exciting prospect.” And with Scotland, Cape Town, and even an ocean voyage to the New World (which Moore calls “a big turning point in the saga”) on the horizon, the very setting of this epic romance will change.

Of course, a reunion is definitely on the cards for our favorite time-defying lovers, though it might take a while. The only question is whether they’ll still feel the same way after so long apart. But true love never dies, right?
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Press: Outlander panel planned for Comic-Con

It’s official, Outlander nation — the hit Starz drama is coming to Comic-Con this month in San Diego!

Sam Heughan (Jamie Fraser) and Caitriona Balfe (Claire Fraser) will headline an all-star Outlander panel planned for 5 p.m. July 21 in Ballroom 20. Also joining the pair on the dais in the San Diego Convention Center are Tobias Menzies (Black Jack Randall/Frank Randall); Sophie Skelton (Brianna Randall); Richard Rankin (Roger Wakefield); executive producer Ronald D. Moore, executive producer Maril Davis and author Diana Gabaldon.

To help shepherd the discussion about season 3, Starz has recruited actress/dancer and major fan Jenna Dewan Tatum to serve as moderator.

Fans will have multiple chances to get their Outlander fix at Comic-Con. Starz has scheduled an autograph signing session with the cast in its booth, No. 4029, on July 22. (Time is TBA for now). Folks who visit the Starz booth on Thursday and Friday can enter a raffle for a chance to win a spot at the Saturday signing.

And on July 21 at 1:45 p.m., Rankin will be one of six men on EW’s Brave New Warriors panel in Ballroom 20. He’ll be joined by Westworld’s Rodrigo Santoro, American Gods’ Ricky Whittle, Stranger Things’ David Harbour, Happy!’s Christopher Meloni, and Once Upon a Time’s Colin O’ Donoghue to discuss their characters, occasionally awkward fan encounters, and the highs and lows of their Hollywood careers.

And just in case you missed it, EW will release its next Outlander cover in September!
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Press: Outlander: EW will release the drama’s next cover in September

In anticipation of the third season debut of Outlander, EW will release its third cover devoted to the Starz drama in September. Besides offering an exclusive, behind-the-scenes look at production that took place in South Africa earlier this year, we’ll release a new set of portraits that are sure to make your pulses race.

That’s not all EW has planned in preparation for the third season based on Voyager, the third book in author Diana Gabaldon’s bestselling Outlander series. Richard Rankin, who plays Roger Wakefield in the series, will follow in Sam Heughan’s footsteps by participating in the magazine’s annual Brave New Warriors panel July 21 at Comic-Con International in San Diego. And come September, Amy Wilkinson and yours truly will resume our weekly Outlander Live! show on EW Radio, SiriusXM 105.

The new season picks up right after Claire (Caitriona Balfe) travels through the stones to return to her life in 1948, where she gives birth to Jamie’s (Sam Heughan) daughter Brianna and resumes her marriage to her first husband, Frank (Tobias Menzies). Back in the 18th century, Jamie suffers from the aftermath of his doomed last stand at the historic battle of Culloden, as well as the loss of Claire.
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