Sam Heughan’s naked confession: ‘Outlander’ sex scenes with Caitriona Balfe are ‘so not sexy’

Sex scenes are such a routine part of Starz’s “Outlander” that they’ve now become “so not sexy,” confesses Sam Heughan, who plays hunky husband Jamie Fraser to Caitriona Balfe‘s time-traveling Claire Randall. In the new Variety/PBS “Actors on Actors” entry, Heughan even goes so far as to say that the naked moments on “Outlander” are “almost mechanical.”

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“Outlander,” which was just picked up for Seasons 3 and 4, is about so much more than just sex, of course. However, Heughan defends the show’s penchant for getting under the sheets by saying, “We learn a lot about our characters through their sex life.” See 15 such steamy moments between Jamie and Claire by scrolling through our photo gallery above.

“We always approach it like a play,” Heughan adds. “You go through it and work out exactly what you want the audience to feel or see. We talk to the producers and the writers and work out how it moves the relationship forward or what it reveals about the character.”

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