Author of Outlander, Diana Gabaldon, for some reason had to comment again about Sam Heughan’s casting as Jamie Fraser. This time she took to her website and blog to fully flesh out her point of view and how his casting all went down.
And it looks like those who are complaining about Sam’s hair not being red enough have gotten back to her as well. It looks like Sam spent quite a bit of time and many visits to a hair salon to make it right, so what you see in that photo is what it will look like in that light.
I am not going to paraphrase or include excerpts so please just read Diana’s eloquent retort to all the doubters.
At this point, it is just ridiculous. So just stop. I will reiterate this point which I have already made before: if you don’t like the casting, no one is making you watch the show. Go read the book again and you will never have to complain to anyone because what you see in your head will be perfect.
As an aside to this important post from Diana, she did share a new picture of Sam Heughan out of costume. It looks like the same outfit from when they shot the NYCC intro.
Sorry this post got a little more opinionated than news …. -S