“If I’m totally honest, my favorite is episode 10. ‘Prestonpans’ is for me as a Scotsman, but also as part of this ensemble. I think that everyone in that episode is incredible,” proclaims Sam Heughan about the second season of the Starz drama “Outlander.” Heughan chatted with us on the red carpet (watch below) at the Paley Center for Media in Beverly Hills on June 6, where he joined many of the cast and creators in celebrating “The Artistry of ‘Outlander'” exhibit.
Others on the red carpet included costume designer Terry Dresbach, production designer Jon Gary Steele, and executive producers Ronald D. Moore and Maril Davis. Heughan’s leading lady Caitriona Balfe attended (click here to watch our chat with her). The private event featured a special exhibit preview of the extravagant costumes and set designs, a cocktail reception, unveiling, and panel discussion.
In addition to his favorite episode from the currently-airing season, Heughan discussed with Carlye Tamaren and me how the sets and costumes get him into character: “You don’t have to use your imagination as much [as an actor]” because the behind- the-scenes work is so thorough that you might as well be in 1740s Scotland and Paris. Carlye asked him to passionately exclaim “Sassenach” to us. “This is very important,” she says, to which he responds, “Only if you both say it with me,” to which we obliged.
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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