Outlander season 6: Here’ what Author Diana Gabaldon to say about the character ‘Jamie’!

After a series of battle-drawn-time travel warfare of five long seasons, the renowned series ‘Outlander’ is all set to get premiered for its next season. Yes! It seems that all the cliffhangers left unanswered in ‘the season 5 shall get an answer in ‘Outlander season 6‘! The wait is over for all the ‘Outlanders’. Here’s the author of the series, Diana Gabaldon, with a brand new revelation about the upcoming segment, ‘Outlander Season 6’!

Considering her character Jamie, played by the Scottish actor Sam Heughan, she openly admitted that after 5 seasons, it’s impossible for her to imagine anyone else besides him in the titular role of Jamie Fraser. She also added that when she first saw him she had decided to assign him with the role of Jamie as she felt that nobody else was perfectly apt for this role. And for Jamie, it didn’t take long, though, for the Scottish actor to win her over. In fact, the things became more clear when cameras recently caught the author and the actor pair locking lips! It was in 2015, when Gabaldon and Heughan were at RingCon in Germany the cameras caught the epic moment of the two sharing a kiss.

Diana Gabaldon and Sam Heughan
Diana Gabaldon and Sam Heughan

Once the photo began making its way around the internet and fans started losing their minds, Gabaldon clarified what was happening in the image.

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“We’d just done a successful show and everybody was kissing/hugging everybody onstage,” Gabaldon wrote on Twitter. “Gary kissed me about ten seconds after that, and Graham kissed me before Sam did.”

What made Gabaldon choose Sam Heughan as Jamie? Here’s the answer!

New rival for Jamie and Claire in Outlander Season 6
New rival for Jamie and Claire in Outlander Season 6

Right from the inception of the series, Diana was also involved in choosing the cast for her novel. As Cheat Sheet has previously reported, Gabaldon wasn’t present when Heughan auditioned for series creator Ronald D. Moore and executive producer Maril Davis.

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Moore and Davis cast Heughan rather quickly – well before his co-star Caitriona Balfe (Claire Fraser). But when they called and told Gabaldon about their selection, she had no idea what the then-unknown actor looked like.Gabaldon says she Googled Heughan’s name, and only a “handful” of images came up of the actor doing stage work. When she saw him for the first time, Gabaldon admits she called Heughan “grotesque.” There it began!

Gabaldon expressed her reaction about Heughan when she saw his audition tape. She says that she found him “astonishing

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Sam Heughan and Caitriona Balfe’s Chemistry Test in ‘Outlander Season’

“Maril and I were both clutching our chests when we were watching Sam’s audition thinking, ‘Oh my God, this is actually him,’” Gabaldon revealed. “A few seconds later and it was like Jamie Fraser was there,” Gabaldon said.

After playing the role for five seasons, Gabaldon says that Heughan has “his own sense” of the character and it is very close to hers.

The series that narrates a time travel from future to past and vice-versa is currently carrying out the filming process for its next segment ‘Outlander Season 6’.

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