Today, two stars of Outlander did Q&A sessions on Twitter. Look for Lotte Verbeek’s Q&A here on threeifbyspace. Following is the transcription of Graham McTavish’s Q&A:
Q Is that actual wine or is the Rhenish on set just pink fizzy juice?
A Gary (Lewis, Colum Mackenzie) insists it’s real.
Q When will you come to Brazil?
Q What do you think about Dougal? Do you like him?
A He is complicated, but likeable.
Q Do you think you have learned anything from (Jamie) about how to melt a woman’s heart?
A I am in awe of his melting powers!
Q Is McTavish even your real name?
A Absolutely and proud of it!
Q Is it fun wearing a kilt?
A It’s the best!
Q Can I call you Scottish Santa?
A Depends if you’ve been naughty or nice…
Q What is the strangest thing a role required you to do?
A If I told you you wouldn’t believe me!
Q Is your beard the source of your power?
A The beard says “yes!”
Q Have you ever been injured on set?
A A few stitches here and there but nothing too bad, touch wood.
Q How much, if any, Gaelic did you know before Outlander?
A I owe it all to (Adhamh O’Broin).
Q Are there any more #ScotchTalk sessions planned? Favorite scotch?
A Yes, and too many to say
Q I always forgot to ask you WHAT you like to draw??
Q What’s your favorite part of the day?
A The sound of a cork popping…
Q Was there a role you preferred playing to the one you are playing now?
A I’ve been very lucky to play some very enjoyable roles.
Q Were you aware that McTavish is part of Clan Fraser?
Q Do you have a family or clan tartan?
A Yes, McTavish and my grandmother was a Graham.
Q Any acting plans after filming this season of Outlander? Or just R&R?
A Announcement soon…
Q Which is scarier to run from? Smaug or Mark Hadlow?
A Mark is a VERY fast runner.
Q How long is a day of filming?
A It varies. Longest was 17 hours on the Hobbit one day…
Q You ride beautifully!
A Thank you.
Q Thoroughly enjoying #ScotchTalk. Will there be more of these adventures?
A Watch this space.
Q Can Caitriona Balfe really drink the boys under the table (or off the couch)?
Q Who has the most retakes/bloopers?
A We’ve all had our fair share!
Q Besides whisky, what’s a drink you favor?
A Gin,Tequila, rum, IPA, wine, etc.
Q That means you drink almost everything that can burn.
A Er… yes.
Q Would you let Fili and Kili (dwarves from The Hobbit) ‘babysit’ your daughter?
A No 😉
Q What is your clan motto?
A Non Oblitus.
Q Has whisky ever gotten you into trouble?
A Too often…
Q Is there a place you’ve never been but that you really want to visit?
A South America.
Q What’s the best professional advice you ever got? Who gave it?
A Try not to point.
Q What is the most difficult Gaelic word for you?
A Ask (Adhamh).
Q How many episodes have you seen already?
Q What is the most demanding part of filming Outlander?
A Getting a latte up a mountain.
Q Do you like playing bad guys or good guys better?
A All bad guys should have some good.
Q Do you have fun playing a dwarf?
A Yes, a lot of fun, with some great people.
Q Have you ever fell asleep on the set of the Hobbit?
A Boys? @BrownAds @StephenJHunter1 @BrophyJed
Reply: @BrownAds (Adam Brown) Never!
Q What have you enjoyed the most at the Outlander set?
Q Describe Peter Jackson in one word.
Q Best thing about being Dougal?
A Being entrusted with bringing him to life.
Q Best part about Dwalin’s costume/makeup?
Q What reactions/emotions do you expect for fans while watching The Hobbit?
A The whole range…
Q Have you ever been to Mexico?
A Yes, loved it.
Q What is the most beautiful place in Scotland in your opinion?
A Too many to choose from.
Q What was your favorite scene to film in The Hobbit?
A That you’ve seen? The Barrels.
Q What is the most important quality a good leader should have?
Q How many times have you tried to kill your nephew Jamie on the set?
A I’ve lost count.
Q Which of your Outlander costars has a hard time keeping a straight face during takes?
Q How would Dwalin feel wearing a kilt?
A He actually does wear one of sorts in the flashback.
Q How are you and Dougal similar? Differ?
A They both begin with D, and have 2 syllables! Spooky.
Q Are you voting yes or no for independence?
A Most definitely YES!!!
From Sam Heughan –
Q Who’s your favourite Scottish (fake-ginger) actor? And is that really your beard?
A Underneath that bald exterior lies a flowing mane of Gingerness.