I don’t get bother by many things. I just don’t. There are so much more positive things in the world to be grateful for that I don’t dwell on things that are negative. But this tweet got to me. I mean, it really got to me. I sat there and wondered: Why wouldn’t Caitriona be good enough for Sam? Like why would this woman think this? It couldn’t be physical attractiveness. I mean Caitriona Balfe is gorgeous, anyone with eyes could see this, right? So I thought about it some more and boiled it down to her personality and attitude.
I’ve read over the course of the last few months from people’s responses, blogs, and comments about how Caitriona comes off (especially when it’s from people outside the Outlander fandom). It really does irk me when they describe her as bossy and a diva. Why? Because the woman knows what she wants? That she’s confident in own her skin to speak her mind- to easily notice bullshit and dismiss it just as quick. If she were a man, she would be considered confident, a natural leader, not bossy or diva-like.
Caitriona has been on her own since she was nineteen. Do you know how brave you have to be to leave home, travel by yourself to places you know nothing of, and pursue a career that can be easily taken away just as quickly as it was given to you? Or how about changing careers when you’re 30 years old especially in an unforgiving industry?
This woman is smart. I don’t know about her finances and honestly, I don’t care but let’s think about this: she’s saved enough for two years to live comfortably in LA while she went to acting classes. She’s also very funny (a sure sign of intelligence in my book). She has a comeback for everything. Whenever she speaks, she does it with class and nothing really catches her off guard (with the exception of Sam trying to get a giggle out of her). She has manage to say nothing about her relationships. Do you know how many interviews she goes through on a yearly basis and nothing, nothing comes out? Nothing fazes this woman.
Just watch her interact with the press on the red carpet. Notice how her handler stands back and lets Cait do her stuff. Her handler knows she doesn’t need to cut off the press; Cait is able enough to put them in their place. If Cait comes off as intimidating as fuck, then that’s your problem really, not hers. She’s 35 years old and she doesn’t play the bullshit game.
She’s extremely loyal and supportive. I mean, she’s kept the same circle of friends for years and all this fame…she has credited it to them.
So why? Why wouldn’t she be good enough for Sam? Physical attractiveness aside, she’s smart, loyal, brave, and confident. It seems to me, anyone would be lucky to be with her. It seems to me, she would be just as lucky too, because all in all, Cait wouldn’t settle for anything less than what she is. She knows what she deserves. She damn well knows she’s good enough.