Archives for the Date February 13th, 2019

Cait is right, it’s not soft core porn. And, she’s not saying she won’t do the sex scenes. She’s saying that when they are done everyone should be comfortable with how they’re portrayed. And, considering she was the one naked this year and sam wasn’t, I’d have to say once again, she is speaking for both of them (and sophie, etc). S4- the scenes weren’t written- plain and simple. And, one that was- Sam admitted it was cut. That’s not the actor’s fault.

I agree but not entirely. I do think S4 scenes were poorly written and often rushed. Things were cut as well. 

But it wasn’t just that, I think things were a bit off… 

I think Cait herself mentioned she struggled with portraying an older, more settled Claire. I can tell. She had a hard time portraying settled contentment, at least in the form the writers/producers wanted or imagined. 

I do feel that she and Sam had this relationship between JC that they played well and in S4 that dynamic had to change. They were no longer new lovers, or rediscovered lovers (so new lovers again in a way), they were supposed to play a settled home relationship and I think Cait, more so than Sam, had a hard time portraying that the way it was written.

Have any interviews with Cait been released yet or was it just the panel?

This is the only one I can find.

Are you in the middle of season five now?

Caitriona Balfe: “We have not started shooting yet. We are going to start in a couple of weeks so I’m here for the rainy season of Valet and then I’ll go back to a rainy season in Glasgow.”

Have you seen any of the scripts yet?

Caitriona Balfe: “I’ve seen some outlines but no scripts as yet.”

Have you read all the way through?

Caitriona Balfe: “No, I have just started on book six. So I’m in and out at the moment.”

What makes you excited about the new season?

Caitriona Balfe: “I think I’m looking forward to a lot in this next season. I think there’s a lot of interesting things that we’re going to get to explore in terms of family, in terms of loyalties, especially in politics. It’s very new to me, all of this kind of time in American history. To understand the intricacies of what was going on in America in that time during its infancy, the people that were coming into the country, who their allegiances were lying with. It’s all really interesting stuff and it’s very new so that makes it really exciting.

It’s very different to Scottish politics and Scottish history, so I find that really interesting. It’s also exploring the life of an older woman I’m finding really, really interesting and trying to learn and appreciate where she’s at, what her values are, what things become important to her. It’s new territory as well for me because I’m not that old yet.”

How old is she?

Caitriona Balfe: “She is well into her 50s actually, so she’s like 53, 54 at this point which I’m not.”

Are you hoping to hold up as well as she has?

Caitriona Balfe: “She does pretty well. I have to imagine something happens going through the stones, but it’s really interesting. She’s a grandmother this season which I think is a really interesting time in a woman’s life. It’s great to be able to explore that and have an extended family be around and also to deepen this marriage and this relationship in new ways because their life now is very new. This is a new role they’re taking on. It’s a new place and they’ve settled into this new community, so I think it’s really interesting.”

Why is it important to tell realistic stories about both sexual violation and sexual pleasure? And we talk about safe spaces. What is it like as actors?

Caitriona Balfe: “Ron Moore was very clear that he wanted to do this in a different way. He didn’t want to do your typical TV sex and he wanted to make it from a female perspective so that automatically puts you in a much safer space. And then it’s a continuation of conversations and making sure that every time one of these scenes come up, it’s not just like oh, well, you guys do that so we’re just going to do the same thing again. Every single time is a new conversation because how you feel about yourself and your body and where you’re at, it changes from day to day, month to month. You have to constantly make sure that everybody’s comfortable and okay with something that’s going to live on the internet or in pictures or on video for the rest of your life.”

I wonder why Sam us never asked about the sex scene, if he’s comfortable with nudity etc. He’s always ignored and not included in the discussion. Cait is left alone and her quotes are always used against her. I actually think Sam has been way more objectified and used as meat by the production. His opinion should matter as well, but it seems Cait is seen as the lead and nobody cares what he thinks or feels. Most probably they share the same thoughts, but we’ll never know if nobody ever asks him.

It’s not about who is the lead, it’s always about the woman in sex scenes. Guys just have to show their ass.

I think Cait is in a no win situation in those answers. She’s being honest and her statements are appropriate to me. But it feels like unless she says I wish we could film the scenes with Claire fucking Jamie like season one because I get off on seeing myself that way, then she will take some heat. I’d never want to be a celeb, that’s for sure.

She’s made me nuts in several ways this past year but I actually admired her honest and vulnerable answer.

interesting quote from cait. I know gigs, etc are all part of fandom. But I have always felt things went too far for sam and cait and they got uncomfortable with the sensationalism of their sex scenes. So while, yes, it’s what fandoms do. I think a line was crossed for the actors and they took control. “You have to constantly make sure that everybody’s comfortable and okay with something that’s going to live on the internet or in pictures or on video for the rest of your life.”

I think her comment is very true and very fair. They were both new to this whole leading a TV series thing , were just happy to get the job and she even said that she didn’t realize in season one that she could make suggestions or comments on the scripting until she saw Tobias do it.

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