World News – UK – Outlander’s Sam Heughan speaks on James Bond role ‘A Big Yes’


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Sam Heughan is best known to Outlander fans for his role as Highlander Jamie Fraser and his portrayal of the idol of the heart has led many to speculate that he could succeed Daniel Craig and become the next James Bond. He is one of the bookies’ favorites to play the role and Sam asked if he would be ready for that

It certainly looks like Sam would be happy to follow in Daniel’s footsteps, however, he is aware that there are a lot of names in the hat for the role

« Obviously, yeah, that would be a big yes, » Sam said when asked if he would take on the role of Bond

« But I also have a theory that any reasonably well-known British actor who wears a costume instantly has his name cast in the ring by fans »

« They are so engaged, probably more than other groups of TV series fans. I was not very present on social media at first; I had to learn along the way, but I love interact with fans « 

As fans wait to see if James Bond bosses want Sam to take on the lead role, the actor is busy preparing for the next season of Outlander

When asked why he thought it was so successful and resonated with so many people, Sam shared, « There are a number of reasons, but I think it’s because at fundamentally, this is a relationship that people aspire to

« Whether you are Jamie or you are Claire you want to be in this kind of romantic relationship, it’s just 100% faithful »

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It comes after Sam gave fans an update on season six as he revealed on Live with Kelly and Ryan that he was back on set

« I’ve been there a few times for costume fittings » Yes, we’re going to have to adapt and look for a new way around the problem, but we’re getting there

He added that he expects there to be changes to the way love scenes are filmed given the social distancing restrictions

However, Sam is hoping the Starz series will retain the “full” moments between Jamie and Claire Fraser (played by Caitriona Balfe)

« I now have to stay 2 meters from my co-stars so that it can provide some really interesting love scenes, » Sam laughed « We’ll see »

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