If you're a fan of Outlander, you'll be interested in these facts about Sam Heughan.
‘Outlander’ has many talented actors working on it, but one person seems to have caught the attention of its millions of viewers. Sam Heughan, who plays Jamie Fraser, has become quite popular since starring on Starz’s time travel series. Though fans know his character very well, they might not be familiar with these three surprising facts about Sam Heughan, the man behind the Scottish warrior.
1. He Fell into Acting by Complete Accident
Sam discovered his passion for acting while he was traveling on a shoestring budget. When he returned to Scotland, he enrolled at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama and something ‘just clicked.’ In 2003, he was nominated for the Laurence Olivier Theatre Award for most promising newcomer.
2. He Sometimes Feels like a Beatle
While he was promoting ‘Outlander,’ he has been greeted by frenzied devotees of the romance novels. When interviewed by New York Times, he said, “When we were at Comic-Con, we had the two most enormous bouncers in San Diego. It was quite funny, because we went places where there were a lot of screaming fans, and that was wonderful. But we also went places where no one knew who we were, and we had these big bouncers.”
3. He is a Geek
Sam has admitted he was anxious to work with Ron Moore because he has been a big fan of Battlestar Galactica and Star Trek. In an interview with TV Guide, he revealed, “I grew up with Star Trek: The Next Generation.” The first time I had dinner with Ron we were talking about world order and how we should all work together…and I realized I got that point of view from watching Next Gen.”