The Droughtlander is over! ‘Outlander’ is again and HL spoke EXCLUSIVELY with Caitriona Balfe concerning the ‘evolution’ of Claire and Jamie’s relationship in season 5 and extra.
Outlander returns for its highly-anticipated fifth season on Feb. 16. Jamie and Claire have been by their justifiable share of struggles over the previous 5 seasons however they’re united and stronger than ever now. Their relationship is the center of the collection, so HollywoodLife talked EXCLUSIVELY with Caitriona Balfe, 40, about the place Jamie (Sam Heughan) and Claire’s relationship is headed within the upcoming episodes. “I think there is an evolution,” Caitriona instructed HollywoodLife on the Outlander season 5 premiere on Feb. 13. “You know, last season was very much about establishing where they were, but there were so many moving parts that they never really got to settle. I think that this season we really see them as this matriarch and patriarch of a community and extended family and, because of that, we get to see more of the inner workings of their relationship. We see how their marriage works and I think that there are some really sweet and beautiful and some romantic scenes between then, which I think is what everyone loves.”
Season 5 is predicated on Diana Gabaldon’s fifth ebook in her Outlander collection, The Fiery Cross. The present has made adjustments over the course of its present 5-year run, together with Murtagh surviving the Battle of Culloden. Caitriona weighed in on whether or not or not there shall be extra adjustments from ebook to display in season 5. “I think we will probably diverge from the book mostly this season, but what I think we have done really well is keep the essence of Diana’s story,” Caitriona mentioned. “We started certain things in previous seasons that have now carried us through a thread that is different from the books, but I think it has added to it in many ways and Diana seems happy. Once we have made Diana happy, then I feel like we all feel pretty good about it.”
Even although her character has the flexibility to time journey from the 20th century again to the 18th century, Caitriona finds that her journey and Claire’s have mirrored each other. “I was so fortunate that the storyline of Claire fit in with what I was going through,” Caitriona continued. “I mean, she was a woman that was thrown in at the deep end and had no clue what was going on around her and that is exactly how I felt in season one, so there has been this amazingly fortuitous symbiosis between what she has been going through and what I have been going through. It’s been really nice that we both have evolved over the years so it’s always felt very comfortable!”
Outlander season 5 will air Sundays at eight p.m. on STARZ. The collection has already been renewed for season 6.