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‘Outlander’ Series Premiere: Stars Tease Claire & Jamie’s Epic Love Story

Fri, August 8, 2014 5:00pm EDT by Add first Comment
Courtesy of Starz

One of the most highly-anticipated book series has finally made it to TV! The stars of ‘Outlander,’ Caitriona Balfe and Sam Heughan, preview what’s in store for fans who are completely invested in Jamie and Claire’s love story.

The Outlander book series is one of the most beloved among fiction. Diana Gabaldon’s love story of Jamie Fraser (Sam Heughan) and Claire Randall (Caitriona Balfe) is at the heart of the books and the newest Starz series. In a group interview with the cast, Sam and Caitriona tease the epic romance, including how Jamie and Claire see each other “for who they truly are!”

‘Outlander’ Series Premiere: Jamie & Claire’s Love Story Is A ‘Slow Burn’

For those of you who haven’t read the books, Jamie and Claire’s journey isn’t exactly conventional. The very married Claire is thrust from 1945 back into 1743 Scotland. From then on, she’s constantly fighting for her life, but strikes up a friendship with Jamie, a young (and hot) Scottish warrior.

During a group interview with Sam, Caitriona and other cast members, the stars reveal the basis of Jamie and Claire’s relationship, which didn’t include “love at first sight.”

“The Claire and Jamie relationship is sort of a slow burn in a sense,” Caitriona said in the interview. “There’s obviously a connection there from the beginning, but it’s not love at first sight. It takes a long time for them to get to that point. And even when they get married, it’s more of a means to protect Claire than this immediate declaration of love.”

Yes, they do eventually get married, and their wedding night is one of the first times we see Jamie and Claire open up to one another.

Despite coming from very different worlds (and centuries), Jamie and Claire identify with each other and it propels them into a passionate and nearly all-consuming love story.

“They see each other for who they truly are,” Sam revealed in the group interview. “They’ve both got secrets and they’re both survivors. This sets their relationship. It just develops throughout the series.”

Well, count us in for Outlander. It’s one of the most exciting new series and you’ll fall in love with Jamie and Claire faster than you can say “Sassenach.” If you need an explanation for that word, please watch Sam’s sexy tutorial here.

Outlander premieres on Starz on Aug. 9 at 9:00 PM ET.

HollywoodLifers, are you excited about the premiere of Outlander? How pumped are you to see Jamie and Claire’s relationship unfold on your TV screen? Let us know!

— Avery Thompson

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