Sam Heughan, who plays Jamie Fraser on Outlander, is one of the most beloved characters on television right now. Here are some of his best quotes.
Jamie Fraser is one of the most beloved characters on television right now. This role has given Sam Heughan the opportunity to be recognized internationally, but it also helped him get closer to his heritage by filming in some of the most extraordinary places in Scotland.
The actor has enjoyed every stage of Outlander and has appreciated the reception of the television show. He always has kind words for the team he works with and during the interviews emphasizes how good it has been for him to showcase his culture. For fans, Jamie will always be remembered with Sam’s face, and surely, the actor will never forget his path through the series, because it represented a great achievement for his career.
“I’m Delighted That Our Show Has Been Seen As A Great Icon For Scotland.”
In interviews with The Hollywood Foreign Press Association and Den of Geek, Heughan mentioned that the show has done well to portray the glory of Scotland. For all those involved in the TV show, it has been an enriching experience to work in such beautiful places with so much history. The result is reflected on the screen and makes anyone who watches fascinated with the country.
Sam Heughan was born and raised in Scotland, but for much of his adult life, he has traveled the world and lived in London, so, for him to return to his roots was a great opportunity to rediscover Scotland and fall in love with the place again.
“The Fanbase Has Been Really Rewarding – For People To Support Us This Whole Time …”
Outlander had a lot of fans before its production because Diana Gabaldon’s books are recognized all over the world, but the reception for the show was uncertain. In an interview for the TV show This Morning, Heughan talked about the growth the series has had since its release.
Many of Outlander’s actors have been surprised by the excellent reception. Some of them, like Heughan, were able to look ahead and realize that this was a production that would be great because all the details pointed to success.
“I Feel Honored To Be Almost A Spokesman For Scotland And To Be Bringing Scotland To The Rest Of The World.”
During the BAFTA Scotland Awards, in 2019, the actor mentioned the global success of Outlander. Sam Heughan and Outlander are some of the greatest representatives of Scotland today.
For Heughan, it has been an excellent opportunity to show the world the culture of his country and entertain the audience while learning about real events. Television is one of the most powerful forms of media and an effective way of telling about historical moments through fictional plots.
“It Changed My Life. It’s Given Me So Much Opportunity. I’ve Learned A Lot … I Couldn’t Be More Thankful.”
Being one of the main characters in Outlander has given Sam Heughan the chance to be known internationally. Not every actor has the opportunity to participate in a show that has such wide distribution.
Heughan is quite honest about his experience and how having the role of Jamie has contributed to opening up other perspectives in his acting career. During a conversation on Instagram with actor Noel Clarke, Heughan talked about the challenges he had at the beginning of his career and how grateful he is for Outlander.
“You’re Not As Ginger As I Thought. You’re Not As Scottish As I Thought”.
The actor mentioned in an interview with Vanity Fair about the first impressions fans had. Sam Heughan isn’t exactly like Jamie Fraser when it comes to physical description. One of Jamie’s main characteristics is his red hair, but Heughan is dark blonde. However, this detail did not divert the attention of casting directors, because Heughan was excellent in his performance.
The selection of the actors was made as close as possible to their original description, but on many occasions, a better result is obtained with an actor who can master the character and needs only to adapt part of his appearance. After all, it is not difficult to dye one’s hair.
“Fans Are Very Passionate. I Recently Received Two Boxes Of Avocados Sent From California, Which Was Very Random, But Very Welcome.”
Heughan says in an interview with HFPA that Outlander fans are fantastic. The actors get a lot of love from fans on the streets and at conventions. Without a doubt, it is one of the most popular television shows in recent years, and this has allowed it to stay on screen for a long time.
Although some series and films receive negative reviews, Outlander continues to gain followers and fans generally agree with the choices made by the showrunners.
“The Fact That We’re Getting To Portray This Historical Moment Is Terrific.”
One of the important elements of maintaining a fanbase is historical accuracy. In an interview with Variety, Heughan talks about the importance of retelling historical events.
Through fiction, real events in history are developed that allow the audience to learn about the way of life in different periods. After the release of the series, many people have become interested in the history of Scotland, and in recent seasons, the history of the United States.
“A Great Kilt … It’s An Absolute Pleasure To Wear.”
In many of Outlander’s scenes, the actor had to wear a kilt. This garment is typical of Scotland, but nowadays, not many people wear it regularly and its benefits are not widely known.
Some people may think that a kilt is uncomfortable in certain circumstances, but according to Heughan’s comments with Collider and Den of Geek, the kilt is liberating, very comfortable, and warm in the winter, so, there are more advantages than disadvantages.
“Scotland Is The Real Star Here. People Are Really Fascinated By Scotland … And I Think That’s Why A Lot Of Tourists Come Here.”
In an interview with ITV News, Heughan talked about the tourism promoted by the series. Many fans fantasize about visiting the places in Scotland that appeared during Outlander’s early seasons, and quite a few people have been inspired to travel to the country.
The increase in tourism is not only due to the landscape but also because of the architecture that can be seen in the series, such as Midhope Castle, Doune Castle, Linlithgow Palace, Aberdour Castle, and Blackness Castle, among others.
“After The Past 6 Years Of Constant Bullying, Harassment, Stalking, And False Narrative, I am At A loss, Upset, Hurt, And I Have To Speak Out.”
Heughan’s great exposure has not only offered him benefits in his professional life, but unfortunately, it has also presented problems in his personal life. The actor recently spoke about the harassment he has received on the internet, from people who believe in the right to attack others anonymously.
“It’s affecting my life, mental state and is a daily concern,” said Heughan through a post on his Twitter account. Since the actor became internationally known he has been receiving threats, harassment and is the victim of lies involving him, his co-workers, and even his family. This is a very worrying aspect of fame and no one should have to put up with harassment, famous or not.