Fortunately, no one saw reason to skimp on this season’s most anticipated scene: the moment when Claire reunites with Jamie in a print shop back in Scotland. In preparation for the shoot, Heughan went through an ink-stained boot camp so he would know how to walk the walk as an 18th-century typesetter. “My mother is a printmaker, and I wanted to know what I was doing,” he says of his work on the two-story set, which Steele discloses was actually repurposed from season 2’s apothecary shop. “They built two replica presses, so I learned how to do it all. All the stuff they use in the title cards is of me printing away.”
Late night destressing, plus a little bit of vent art.
Jumin is such a complex character. His personality is so much deeper than what it first seems, and he’s such an interesting person to doodle whenever I feel lost, confused, or basically unsure of myself. I can really relate to how he bottles everything up (and that’s bad yo, I know I’m a hypocrite for saying this, but please don’t bottle up your emotions, whether positive or not, bc jumin’s route wasn’t lying, it really does start killing you from inside). But I’m glad that Cheritz allowed for MC to show empathy and be compassionate, because I do think he deserves to have a happy ending.
All of you do, okay?^^ You all deserve a happy ending, and if any one of you feels lost, or need someone to talk to, I’m here! I’m not just saying this for the heck of it, I’m willing to do whatever I can to make you believe in yourself again.
As for Balfe, the actress prepared for the epic scene by focusing on the extraordinary risk her character takes to be with the man she loves. “This is the biggest sacrifice anyone can make. Leaving a daughter, a home, a career, a time, and she doesn’t know what she’s going to find out or what he’s going to think,” explains Balfe. “She’s counting on this belief that he feels as strongly about her as she does about him. I also think she’s shelved the romantic side of herself for 20 years, so opening up and being vulnerable in that way again is very hard.
When two actors portray a timeless love affair, the urge is to photograph them in a passionate embrace. So when longtime EW photo contributor Ruven Afanador was scouting locations for EW’s Outlander cover shoot, his first instinct was to have Sam Heughan and Caitriona Balfe recreate an iconic moment from movie history.
And what better scene to pay homage to than the classic beach romp in From Here to Eternity?
It’s not like Afanador was short of sand and water. The backlot of Cape Town Studios in South Africa, where the second half of season 3 was filmed, provided the perfect setting because it featured a small lagoon. “We wanted to create a beautiful romantic moment and when we were presented with this beach, From Here to Eternity came to him right away,” explains EW photo editor Natalie Gialluca. […]
Once Afanador and Gialluca got the green light, Heughan and Balfe were totally game to tap their inner Burt Lancaster and Deborah Kerr. (For the pop-culture challenged, here’s the iconic moment from the 1953 movie).
“They were really excited about the reference,” says Gialluca. “They really got into it.”
Maybe that’s because they had a little more to wear than Lancaster and Kerr. Like it even matters: we dinnae think the actors can look any hotter!
didn’t wanna hijack anybody’s post over this, but omg. all of tucker’s kids were conceived around the same time.
THEY’RE ALL GOING TO BE IN THE SAME GRADE.
now, let’s not get too sad thinking about the disarray chorus’s education system starts off in. (vanessa clearly pulled the planet’s shit together pretty quickly. they’ll be fine.) these kids could literally be an entire class together.
but it’s unlikely that this isn’t a baby boomin’ age for chorusans, so if there are enough kids to merit multiple classes, and tucker’s kids are split up, there will still be little clusters of tucker children who will inevitably all fucking band together in their younger years.
IMAGINE THE FRIENDSHIP.
I WANT SIX SEASONS AND A MOVIE JUST ABOUT KINDERGARTEN.
An even bigger reward for fans comes courtesy of Roberts, who made sure his script for the reunion was told from the perspective of both lovers, not just Claire’s (as it is in the book). “It’s not just her story. It’s Jamie and Claire’s story,” says Roberts.
“Quite a while ago when I was writing, I tweeted out a picture of the script and said "Interior print shop, Jamie enters.” And the fans kind of blew up and were like, “You’re changing it! You’re ruining it! You are going to ruin it!” And I got a big chuckle out of that because I knew what I was doing. I was kind of instigating them and firing them up because I knew what I was going to later give them. Hopefully they’ll enjoy it. But that was the plan all along.
entertainmentweekly Great Scot! 😯Here’s your exclusive first look at new #Outlanderseason 3 photos. “In the space of five episodes, I go from the huge battle to having lost everything, living in a cave, living in his memories of Claire, and then finding some sort of peace and freedom,” #SamHeughan says. Swipe through to see more photos, and click the link in our bio for details. #50Scoops50Days
entertainmentweekly#Outlander co-executive producer Maril Davis explains why moving the production to South Africa contributed to the extended length of this year’s #Droughtlander. “I understand fans and their disappointment, but we just physically couldn’t do it quicker.” Click the link in our bio for the full scoop—and to see even more photos from our stunning shoot with #CaitrionaBalfe and #SamHeughan. 🔥 📷: @RuvenAfanadorfor EW