Since the first of the now eight-volume Outlander series was published in 1991, Diana Gabaldon’s novels have captivated the hearts — and ovaries — of millions. With Starz’s adaptation — from executive producer Ronald D. Moore (Battlestar Galactica) — set to begin Aug. 9, the adoration bestowed upon the main characters, Jamie and Claire, has transferred to the actors portraying them: Sam Heughan and Caitriona Balfe.
After Outlander’s standing-room-only panel at San Diego Comic-Con, BuzzFeed sat down with Heughan and Balfe for a game requiring rapid-fire responses. Their enthusiasm, much like their chemistry, was palpable.
7. If you could play any other Outlander character who would it be?
Caitriona loved that they matched.
8. What’s the hardest part of making Outlander?
Caitriona opted for a repeat, Sam opted for a bad joke.