Off-Screen Chemistry: Outlander Stars Caitríona Balfe and Sam Heughan’s Heartwarming Friendship Revealed!”

Outlander Stars Caitríona Balfe and Sam Heughan Discuss Their Off-Screen Friendship

Outlander actors Caitríona Balfe and Sam Heughan have developed a close friendship off-screen, which they have openly acknowledged throughout the years. Since the show’s premiere in 2014, they have portrayed the beloved on-screen couple Claire and Jamie Fraser. However, Caitríona recently revealed that their busy and complex lives have limited their off-camera interactions.

Speaking at the 2023 Austin Television Festival, Caitríona explained that their friendship remains strong, despite not spending as much time together as before. The Irish actress shared that while she and Sam have had their disagreements, they made a conscious decision to support each other when they first joined the cast. In fact, they had a conversation during a walk in Hyde Park, where they pledged to have each other’s backs throughout their journey on the show.

Over time, their lives have become more intricate and demanding, leading to a decrease in their off-screen encounters. Caitríona described how their personalities initially aligned, as they both valued preparation, focus, and enjoying themselves without taking things too seriously. However, as their lives grew busier, their core friendship remained unchanged.

Both Caitríona and Sam have consistently expressed their admiration for each other in interviews, emphasizing their genuine friendship. Caitríona praised Sam’s kindness, noting that he consistently checks in and possesses a big heart and a humble nature. Sam, on the other hand, considers Caitríona extremely talented and a wonderful person to work with, highlighting their enjoyable dynamic.

As for their on-screen relationship, fans can anticipate a sense of maturity in the upcoming seventh season of Outlander. Caitríona hinted at various trials and tribulations for their characters, but emphasized their unwavering strength. Jamie’s character, in particular, undergoes significant growth and wisdom during this season, while their passion continues to evolve.

The seventh season of Outlander is set to premiere on June 16, offering viewers a continuation of the enduring bond between Jamie and Claire Fraser.