Sam Heughan did a frantic Facebook Q&A this afternoon. So you don’t have to wade through the thousands of questions, here are the ones he answered!
Q Have you done any screen tests with possible Brees or Rogers?
A Not yet but do know a few actors who are auditioning! Exciting times!
Q How did you mentally prepare for the Wentworth scenes?
A Great writing and challenging stuff, hope you “enjoy”…
Q WILL YOU MARRY ME!!??? (p.s. don’t tell my husband…)
A YES to all
Q Boxers or briefs?
Q What is the one question you inwardly cringe at when asked over and over? I bet it’s “what do you wear under the kilt?”
A Exactly… Leave it to the imagination..?
Q How do you feel about the gross comments you constantly end up with? A.k.a. the really graphic inappropriate ones from older women who should know better.
A Diana knows EXACTLY what she’s saying. I love it.
Q Can you pass along a suggestion to the Starz team? Forget the opening credits; how about every episode opens with Jamie kilting up, as in The Reckoning?? Just sayin…
A Haha will do….
Q Have you read book 2 (Dragonfly in Amber) yet?
A Better question would be how MANY times?! Yes! –
Q Since you’ve already been Batman and worked with Roger Moore, would you ever like to play James Bond???
A Next James Bond should be a Scot…!
Q Hello from Indiana! Where do YOU call home, Mr. Heughan?
A Scotland beginning to feel alot like home.
Q Sam, do you sometimes feel it is hard to live up to the role of Jamie and do you feel you are ready for the instant fame you are about to embark on?
A What a great character. Yes, I’m not Jamie.
Q Can’t wait to see you at the NYC premier. Thanks for bringing our beloved Jamie to life. Great job to the entire cast!!
A See you there!
Q What was it about the part of Jamie Fraser that made you want to audition for the part? If you hadn’t gotten the part of Jamie, would you have tried for one of the other highlanders? Or even one of the red-coats?
A Would love to play a redcoat. Great costume
Q Sam, I am old enough to be your mum but my heart speeds up when I watch you. Great job filling Jamie’s big shoes!
A Mm thank you!
Q Why did they change Jamie’s Fraser Tartan? I was skeptical that anyone could pull off Jamie onscreen, but you have managed it.
A Jamie changes his Mackenzie tartan (whilst in hiding) to his Fraser family tartan.
Q What is your favorite Whisky?
A Tasted 4 this morning before 10.30am… ALL of them!
Q What is your favorite thing about Los Angeles?
A Love LA brunch (eggs and coffee and juice!) food heaven
Q What has been the most challenging scene to film for the upcoming episodes? And thanks for being with us today!
A you’ll see in the last few episodes..
Q How long does it take you to get kilted up?
A Hmm I’m pretty quick, but weapons take a while..
Q You have been traveling so much. Do you like to fly? Have you thought about borrowing the #BatPlane?
A Airmiles are adding up. I love to travel.
Q Sam, first of all I you and your portrayal of Jamie. I am looking forward to Season 2. Do you speak French or are you having to learn it for Dragonfly in Amber? Es to prest?
A I failed my french exam! Yes, in lessons as we speak..
Q What’s your middle name? You told that’s bad, but you haven’t told what is it! May I ask?
A Named after a famous 1980’s puppet rat….???
Q Admit it, you were the mystery Highlander from episode 1
A You’ll have to read the latest book!
Q Sam, are you planning any more charitable events involving endurance activities!! I am doing my first Ironman and would love to raise money to donate in your charities name!
A Watch this space, several in the pipeline.
Q Wondering about the scar on right cheekbone . . . sword fighting?
A Chopping wood.
Q Who was your favorite actor while you were growing up?
A Alot of Theatre actors in Edinburgh. Inspired me to work on stage.
Q What are you looking forward to most in filming season 2? (and thank you for the pub recommendation in Glasgow last November – had a great time on Ashton Lane! x)
A Love pubs on Ashton Lane!
Q Although you are a perfect Jamie Fraser, which Outlander character would you most like to perform if you didn’t have the role of Jamie Fraser? And why? Thanks for sharing your talent.
A Black Jack. What a great character.. Dark..
Q Did you, or any of the cast members, have any costume/wardrobe challenges for the upcoming series?
A Parisien Court will be fabulous, Terry is a genius so I imagine the costumes will be terrific.
Q Hey Sam – have you ‘bagged’ any 14ers during your time off?
A I’m hoping to travel to Denver and bag at least one…
Q Can I scratch your scruff?
A Long as I can stroke your scruff.
Q Coffee or tea?
Q Hi Sam! While you and Caitrona were shooting hot scenes have you ever felt really excited? Have you ever tried to flirt with her?
A it’s all there on screen..
Q Sam, where in Scotland is your favourite place to visit?
A Isle of Skye, as in opening music.
Q This photo (naked wet Jamie) came out a few days ago on Twitter, nearly killed our curiosity about what’s under the kilt Jamie. Does this picture is a scene in Lallybroch …
A Watch and find out…
Q Was a trauma to cut across that beautiful beard? P.S I love Sam bearded
A Me too! Beards rock
Q Are you single?
Sam: Hey guys, thanks for all the questions!! Wow, sorry didn’t have time to answer more. (Whisky this morning certainly helped) Thank you all and enjoy second half of season!x
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