‘Outlander Season 6’ has announced its celebratory hues which shall soon hit the screen within days! But right before that the cast and crew is offering us with a fun packed surprise for all the ‘Outlanders out there’! It has something tricky to do with Sam Heughan and Caitriona Balfe’s characters, popularly known by their cast names, Jamie and Claire Fraser! The duo has become one of TV’s most beloved on-screen couples. The Outlander stars make the romance believable. Now prior to ‘Outlander Season 6’ a reality check was done to re-check on the alchemy between Mr and Mrs Fraser and the results were beyond belief!
It is undoubtful that ‘Outlander Season Season 6’ is one of the most anticipated segments ever in the history of ‘Outlander’ series so far. The festive air that the crew bestows for the arrival of season 6 was initiated with a Holiday surprise for all the ‘Outlander’ fans worldwide! Now its the turn of Jamie and Claire to validate their contribution.
Considering the sink between the duo, according to the series’ showrunner, it was Heughan and Balfe chemistry test that convinced him to cast them in the roles. After seeing Heughan’s audition, they knew right away that he was the perfect fit. “We found Sam, he was the first cast member,” Moore revealed. “We just saw his tape, and we went, “Oh my god, there he is.’ It was just like…boom.” The series, based on Diana Gibaldon’s novel named the same, casted Sam as Jamie first followed by Caitriona as Claire. Even the author ‘Diana Gabaldon’ has praised the character of Jamie beyond measures.
The on-screen chemistry of Jamie-Claire revisited!
Initially, Outlander showrunners assumed they would cast the role of Claire Fraser first.
“At the beginning, I said, ’We’re going to cast Claire first because she’ll be the easiest to find,’” Moore told Collider. “‘She’s a smart 20th-century British woman, and there are lots of them, and we’ll find her quickly.”
But the casting process wasn’t as easy as they thought.
“It was tricky, we were really trying to find a very special quality,” he explained. “I always said that I wanted Claire to be really smart, and you had to see her thinking. And you know she had to be this really capable interesting person and she had to marry up really well with Sam.” But when Balfe came in for her screen test with Heughan, the showrunner knew she was the one.
“We didn’t find her until very late in the game, and she taped her own audition and sent it in,” Moore said when talking to Collider. “We just were like pretty certain from her tape that she was the one. And then when we saw the chemistry test, we were convinced.”
This was indeed an epiphany for the crew behind the series as they found out the chemistry that both Sam and Balfe had between them was magnanimous. With ‘Outlander Season 6’ on its way, the fans would definitely get a chance to savour more of this kinky romantic saga of Claire and Jamie!