Five years ago today, Caitriona Balfe was cast as Claire. And the rest, as they say…. is time travel. So this morning, she did a fun Twitter Q&A!
5 years ago?? 🙀 My whole life changed. I was welcomed into the most amazing fandom, got to play the most incredible character and work with the greatest people. Thank you @Outlander_STARZ , @SPTV @RonDMoore @Writer_DG @TallShipProds and everyone who joined us on this crazy ride pic.twitter.com/4uZ3gwm97S
— Caitriona Balfe (@caitrionambalfe) September 11, 2018
Caitriona: Alright. 5 years deserves… a quick Q&A before work…. and go… #clairecastaversary
Q what is the most surprising thing you had to do during shooting?
A Gut a fish
Q How’s filming going?
A Great. Thank you. I think it’s going to be a very cool film
Q Any favourite outfits as Claire?
A Some amazing ones. But love the second hand coat … very frontier!
Q What’s your best memory about playing Claire ?
A First day … when you could feel the magic everywhere.
Q favorite Claire & Bree scene?
A Ooh many this season
Q uni is starting tomorrow i need your advise my queen!!
A Go to class, study hard but also make time for FUN
Q What’s the best memory of this season?
A Lots of great moments but finale was really special #clairecastaversary Oh and snow days.
Q Favorite scene you filmed in s4?
A (bathtub emoji)
— karenjeanne💪😎 (@purpleiris13) September 11, 2018
Q what’s your favorite place to be?
A In a book
Q What’s the thing you’ll never forget about the day of your audition?
A Being late thanks to road works STRESSS … but then Sam being so sweet and handing me a tissue to mop the sweat of my brow.
— CaitAndSamInfinityBr (@CaitSamInfBR) September 11, 2018
A No. I’m not weird 😜
Q How do see Claire character changing in S5&6?
A I’ll tell you when I finish the books
Q Favorite trait you’ve adopted from portraying Claire?
Q hardest scene to EVER get through with Sam -for whatever reason
A The one where he had to put his shirt on .. Apparently more difficult than it looks .. right
Q How is your movie going & when will it be released
A Great .. I think next summer
Q Do you get a vacation any time soon?
A November hopefully
Q What’s the Most challenging aspect of filming other roles during break? (Congratulations! We’re so excited for you!)
A Walking onto a new set where everyone is a stranger / the opposite of Cheers (which is how I think of our Outlander set)
Q If you could paint your living room any color, what color would it be? (combos are allowed)
A I’m a white wall girl and the add the colour with art and furniture and rugs …
Q Which other character in the show or book would you like to play aside from Claire?
A Eh Jamie of course … Sam shouldn’t be the only one who gets to run around being cool all the time
Q In your opinion, what is Claire’s best quality?
Q Rumor has it you’re not returning for s5 and 6. Confirm or don’t confirm…….
Q One word to describe Claire and Jamie’s relationship in this season?
Q If you could change something in the world, what would you change?
Q what was more difficult this season: the mosquitoes or the cold?
A Midges … different from mosquitoes but just as vicious
Q One actor/actress you’d really like to with in the future?
A Gena Rowlands, Rachel Weisz
Q According to your now long experience as costar, What main role would perfectly feet for Sam?
A Anything. His feet are perfect and they could take him anywhere
Q What was it like working with the amazing Maria Doyle Kennedy?
A Brilliant. She is just brilliant and you will all love Jocasta.
Q How’s your health?
A Good , though I just coughed … why? Do you know something I don’t ??? Should I be worried ??? Eh hello??? Hello…????
Q would you like to travel around Argentina?
A Yes definitely. Was in Buenos Aires once but too briefly. Due a return !!
One more time, the new trailer that came out yesterday:
— Outlander (@Outlander_STARZ) September 10, 2018
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