Outlander star Sam Heughan recently spoke with The New York Times about the series, kilts, Batman, and more. Below are a few excerpts from the interview, which can be read in its entirety here.
Q. What’s the biggest misconception about Scotland?
A. We’ve got this image, and we secretly quite like it, of whisky swilling and haggis eating. But we try to be as authentic as possible on the show, so we looked at what a kilt really was — the colors and the clan culture. Hopefully, the show will go some way to make people realize Scotland has a bit more going for it than deep-fried Mars bars. Which are pretty good, by the way.
Are you getting tired of people asking you what you wear under your kilt?
No, you can never get tired of it. But they’re going to get the same response. Maybe I should wear something different under there, tartan pants to scare them all.
You played the Caped Crusader in the stage show “Batman Live.” What was that experience like?
That was one of the best jobs I’ve had. We went all over the world. It was a big extravaganza — lots of pyrotechnics and flying and fighting. It’s every boy’s dream to play a superhero. I’ve still got the cowl. I managed to steal it. Maybe one day, I can wear that with the kilt.
Source: The New York Times