Previously on Outlander Flashback Monday: More on-set and Twitter cuteness between our beloved couple. Outlander's premiere date is announced and everyone is verra excited for the kilt to drop on this epic adventure love story! Caitriona and Sam prepare to head to San Diego for some sort of small gathering... COMIC-CON!
But first, some posts from Outlander Starz's Instagram account:
You could cut the tension with a knife. #OutlanderSeries #STARZ #FaceOff #BehindTheScenes
Dinna fash. #OutlanderSeries #STARZ
Start your day off right by saying hello to Jamie Fraser. #ManCrushMonday #OutlanderSeries #STARZ #MCM
Je Suis Prest. #OutlanderSeries #STARZ
And they’re off!
Outlander Comic-Con Booth
More here: http://www.cinemablend.com/television/Outlander-Brought-Freaking-Castle-Comic-Con-66398.html
Kilts are taking San Diego by storm! #SDCC #OutlanderTVSeries #STARZ
Outlander! Outlander! Outlander! #OutlanderTVSeries #STARZ #SDCC
You'll want to clear your schedule and have your Instagram open all-day tomorrow! @samheughan #OutlanderSeries #STARZ
Sam’s given the controls!
HELLO San Diego Comic Con!!! (Taking over Instagram today! Whoop!) #outlanderSeries #sdcc
Queues since 4am! You guys are crazy!x
Look who's here?
Graham is HUNGRY!!!! #altoidAttack #cooperNotSoSure
#TVGMyacht thank you guys! #captain
On way to panel!
Back stage now for panel. Very exciting but I miss my lovely wife— Ronald D. Moore (@RonDMoore) July 25, 2014
Right before the panel pic.twitter.com/yA1xbcn1Rr— Ronald D. Moore (@RonDMoore) July 25, 2014
Cait, Graham, and Sam before the panel:
I would love to see Caitriona's tape!!
This and other gif highlights courtesy of the awesome chapmangrl!
Hypable's Top 10 Moments from the Outlander Panel
1. What it was like filming in Scotland?
Graham McTavish and Sam Heughan said it was a pleasure to be back there and to have Scotland actually be a character. There was very little CGI needed. Caitriona Balfe stated the beautiful, natural light alone was amazing. Unlike the US or Canada, Scotland won’t let them block off public land, so the production had a lot of set visitors to deal with. However, the cast was grateful for the sugary treats they brought.
2. What did each actor want to get across?
McTavish: masculine vulnerability. Verbeek: that good and evil are not simple definitions. Menzies: exploring sadism and loss for his two characters. Balfe: inner strength under duress and stress. Heughan: the journey of almost no responsibility to being challenged to change the way he thinks.
3. Was it difficult to deal with the Gaelic?
It’s pronounced “gah-lic” the language of the Scots of the period. Both McTavish and Heughan felt they were honoring their ancestors by speaking it. The Gaelic is not subtitled in the show because it’s told from Claire’s POV and she doesn’t speak it. Ron Moore wanted the audience to understand as much as Claire did only by context and inflection.
4. Hardest scene on set.
Sam Hueghan had to have a scene involving leeches, and the leeches were black licorice that kept sliding off the table. McTavish had a fight scene with a camera mounted to him which was really uncomfortable. Verbeek loved a scene not in the novel involving ritual. Menzies had to have a scene talking to the missing Claire when he was talking to a standing stone.
5. Casting Claire was like finding Scarlett O’Hara.
They initially thought Jamie would be the hard part to find. Ironically, it was the other way around, and Claire was tough. They went to the pile of what agents originally didn’t want to send them to find Claire. Moore calls Balfe’s audition clip as a lighting moment when everyone knew she was it.
6. Gabaldon trusted in the casting and changes to novel.
Despite the fact that Sam Hueghan’s IMDB photos, in her opinion, did him no justice, Gabaldon felt Sam was it once she saw his tape. She felt the dynamic relationship of Claire and Jamie was absolutely reached in the production. In the translation to the new media Diana “fell in love with them every time I saw them.” She understands that various scenes from her book had to change sequence, be expanded, or be cut due to the new medium. Diana Gabaldon said Ron Moore’s script was the only time someone had proposed an adaptation of her work that didn’t want to make her blow up or burst into flame.
7. Tobias Menzies on playing 2 parts
Tobias Menzies found it surprisingly easy to play two parts. Each was so different and similar: Two men marked by war in unique ways. Part of making it easier for him is the costuming that helps body stance and posture.
8. Did the cast know what they were getting into?
Sam Hueghan had no idea initially what he was getting into, and then he discovered the Twitter and Facebook fans. He’s found it really positive and motivating, especially when fans come up to him on the street. Caitriona Balfe hasn’t found it intimidating because everyone will always have their own version of Claire. She hopes she does her version justice in people’s eyes. Both Hueghan and Balfe decided not to force their character’s relationships and let it evolve organically via acting chemistry.
Lotte Verbeek loves her layers and what she wears. They were warm which helped in Scotland. She felt bad that Caitriona had to do the whole first episode in a thin dress. Graham McTavish loves the kilts and period wear. He wishes they could dress with such stately elegance today. The plaid in the 18th century was 13 feet of cloth. It was everything between shelter, sleeping bag, to clothing.
10. Will the TV show capture men and women?
Gabaldon thinks of her books as without category though perhaps historical fiction is closest. Ron Moore was a fan from the word go, “I don’t think of it as a man’s show or a woman’s show. It’s just a ripping good yarn.”
Full panel here:
At the autograph table pic.twitter.com/MEbdDPtLLH— Ronald D. Moore (@RonDMoore) July 25, 2014
Sometimes I think "To the Car" when I leave for work…
I AGREE OUTLANDER_STARZ!
Look! Pretty people!
Ugh, so gorgeous I canna handle it!
OMG, so cute I almost forgot the last two months!
Lotte & Graham
Maril & Ron
More great photos of the Plaid Carpet here.
Plaid Carpet Highlights:
More goodness at Marvel & Whimsy!
World Premiere and Screening Q&A
Full Premiere Screening Q&A
Such a supportive cast and crew!
I effing love Terry Drebsbach!
Caitriona is PERFECTION.
@TheanoNYC when do you sleep..???? Thank you for everything hon. Feel so lucky to be a part of this amazing team!! Xxx— Caitriona Balfe (@caitrionambalfe) July 26, 2014
thanks to Joe Woolfe @ Spencer Hart for the beautiful threads.....— Tobias Menzies (@TobiasMenzies) July 26, 2014
@GrantORourke awwww we miss you O'Rourke— Caitriona Balfe (@caitrionambalfe) July 26, 2014
Rupert’s got this...
Big Al and Ben! pic.twitter.com/YULBtWTN8w— Sam Heughan (@SamHeughan) July 26, 2014
Please be sure to check back tomorrow :) I'm going to add a few things, including the Premiere Screening Panel! I will include the NEW icon above anthing I add. Hope everyone enjoyed!
Next time on Outlander Flashback Monday:
NEW YORK CITY PREMIERE! Then back to Bonny Scotland... Right before OUTLANDER PREMIERS on AUGUST 9th!