Outlander’s Sam Heughan Talks “Shock” of Emmy Buzz for His Fearless and Risky Performance
Outlander fans around the world, welcome to the first official day of #Droughtlander2015. Tonight, you’ll have to live your life, get some fresh air, or (shudder) visit loved ones and friends because…There is No. New. Outlander.
To help ease the pain a wee bit, I chatted with Sam Heughan this morning about his stunning portrayal of Jamie Fraser in season one, and the much-talked-about sexual assault and recovery scenes in last Saturday’s season one finale.
Heughan’s brave and soulful work has earned him Emmy Award buzz, and rightfully so. The dark, emotional depths he had to go to are unparalleled by any other leading man this TV season. His performance elicited overwhelmingly intense emotion among viewers—who, one week later, probably still have no tears left to give.
[Fan-to-fan note: This is what it sounds like when Sam Heugan calls you early on a Saturday morning, from Scotland…Next time I promise to invite you over.]