Heughan admits that, at first, he was terrified at the thought of wearing 18th century French attire. “I have seen a lot of bad costume dramas and was horrified in thinking that my abilities with fancy collars and cuffs would be very camp. What we’ve got here is just is wonderful."
“My character and I went through a similar journey,” admits Balfe. “I loved the novelty and excitement of wearing these works of art. But the initial excitement wore off after having to wear it all day. The practicality of going to the bathroom, eating ... I had to take it all off. I’d much rather appreciate them from afar.”
“Season 2 is much more complex,” explains executive producer Ronald D. Moore. “It’s a whole new cast of characters. You’re dealing with politics, the secretive rebellion. Bonnie Prince Charlie. And Claire and Jamie are a married couple with a baby on the way. So, everything’s very different.”