Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Caitriona Balfe Cast as Claire

Irish actress Caitriona Balfe is cast as Claire Randall!  

"Hard to believe lightning can strike twice, but it surely did,' Gabaldon said.  'The moment Caitriona Balfe came on screen, I sat up straight and said, 'Tere she is!'  She and Sam Heughan absolutely lit up the screen with fireworks."

Added Moore, "The casting of Claire Randall was a long and difficult one because the role is so crucial to the success of our show.  Outlander is told from Claire's point of view and we experience the entire story through her eyes, so it was vital that we find exactly the right actor to play her.  Caitriona wasn't on anyone's radar, she wasn't on any list, but when we saw her audition tape, we immediately knew she was someone special.  Then, after we had her read with Sam, we knew we'd found our Claire."

Balfe's credits include the films The Escape Plan, Now You See Me, Crush, and the Steven Spielberg-produced Super 8.


1 comment:

  1. I can envision her as Claire more than Sam H. as Jamie. Will keep an open mind on him, but for now, he just does not cut it for me at all.