“The reason she falls in love with Jamie is because he’s the one man in that time who is that emotionally intelligent and evolved in a way the other men aren’t,” reveals “Outlander” star Caitriona Balfe as we chat (watch below) about her character Claire Randall’s steamy relationship with Jamie Fraser (Sam Heughan).
Balfe was at the Paley Center for Media in Beverly Hills on June 6, where she joined many of the cast and creators in celebrating “The Artistry of Outlander” exhibit. Others on the red carpet included Heughan, costume designer Terry Dresbach, production designer Jon Gary Steele, and executive producers Ronald D. Moore and Maril Davis. The private event featured a special exhibit preview of the extravagant costumes and set designs, a cocktail reception, unveiling, and panel discussion.
In our exclusive red carpet chat, the Golden Globe-nominated Balfe also discussed the “Outlander” episodes which have been airing this spring, including her potential Emmy submission. In “Faith,” Claire loses her child to a stillbirth. Recalling those heartbreaking moments, she tells me and Carlye Tamaren, “The writing was so beautiful. I definitely had the swollen, puffy eyes for a few days, but you want to do right by the character, and you want to do right by the storyline, so it’s about buckling down and focusing for a while.”
This exhibit is the first-of-its-kind and will run throughout the summer. Visitors can step into 18th century Parisian society where they will be able to view iconic costumes, actual set pieces, life-size episodic photography, and behind-the-scenes video segments.The multimedia and interactive exhibit is now open this summer to the public Wednesdays through Sundays in the afternoons. For exhibit updates, visit paley.me/outlander and follow @paleycenter on Twitter.
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