Sam Heughan Comments on Being Cast as Jamie

In a post on Diana Gabaldon’s facebook page, Sam Heughan wrote a letter of thanks to Diana and reassures the fans about the potential for the screen adaptation of ‘Outlander’ by Starz. I don’t think even Sam as Jamie can convince me to try haggis, but I’d interested to see him try 🙂

“Firstly, a big thanks to Diana for giving us these wonderful books! Utterly thrilled to have been given this opportunity to play “Jamie”. He’s a fantastic character that has so many apparent and hidden sides to him, a true gift of a part. I can’t wait to explore Diana’s world and share it with you guys! His love of Claire is inspiring and as deep as the land he comes from. My personal romance with Scotland is something I can’t wait for you to all experience too..! (Including the haggis)

Thanks to all the great support from you fans already, I know we won’t let you down. With Diana’s books to guide us and Ron Moore at the helm, Outlander is going to be one hell of an adventure! Slainte mhath!x”

Photo: And now a word from Sam Heughan:"Firstly, a big thanks to Diana for giving us these wonderful books! Utterly thrilled to have been given this opportunity to play "Jamie". He's a fantastic character that has so many apparent and hidden sides to him, a true gift of a part. I can't wait to explore Diana's world and share it with you guys! His love of Claire is inspiring and as deep as the land he comes from. My personal romance with Scotland is something I can't wait for you to all experience too..! (Including the haggis)Thanks to all the great support from you fans already, I know we won't let you down. With Diana's books to guide us and Ron Moore at the helm, Outlander is going to be one hell of an adventure! Slainte mhath!x"
  • ingeborg oppenheimer

    sam, from the many glimpses we’ve had of you, including bits and pieces of your various acting roles, i believe i speak for just about all outlander enthusiasts in saying that we have no doubt about your ability to bring our jamie to life – to essentially become our jamie, in fact! besides being a gifted actor you show, in your willingness to interact with diana’s fans, a warmth and general nice way of being much like diana’s own. i kind of hope that once the series is completed you’ll stay with us as an outlander fan!