An new article online via Herald Scotland was released May 8th. In it, Sam talks Outlander, his relationship with his co-star (Caitriona Balfe) and his fans.
“Some fans are holding out for a real life love story, but Heughan deftly bats the suggestion away. “It is very sweet that they think that and the job has certainly brought us closer,” he says. “We didn’t want to make any preconceptions about the relationship and where they go in it. We wanted to live each moment and see where that takes us. As the viewers watch the show they will be living each moment with us” When it comes to gleaning any personal details from Heughan he’s about as forthcoming as his onscreen alter ego under interrogation from the Redcoats. You get the feeling you would have a better chance of drawing blood from the stones of Craigh na Dun.”
“Already the Scot has a growing fandom dubbed the Heughliverse. Devotees include the Heughligans, a group which was 35,000 strong at the last count and continues to grow. “The Heughligans are just one part of it,” he interjects. “There are so many fan groups and sub groups. There is the Caitriots and the Menziatics [fans of fellow actors Balfe and Tobias Menzies].”
Please read the entire article on the Hearld Scotland website here.