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Diana Gabaldon may be the brain that created the epic love story between Jamie Fraser and Claire Randall; however, she is one of those few lucky authors that also gets to spend some time on set. As part of the promotion for series lead Sam Heughan and his Outlander pal Graham McTavish’s new book, Gabaldon shared some fun and quite filthy set stories from the two adventure seekers.
As you may have guessed, Outlander uses a lot of horses on set. Sometimes those scenes go quite well. Other times there are bathroom incidents and some issues with jiggling. In fact, ahead of the release of Clanlands, we’ve been given a look at the intro to the new book from Sam Heughan and Graham McTavish, written by Diana Gabaldon, who revealed…
OK, when I woke up this morning, I didn’t think I’d be reading about or writing a story on the cool, suave fan-favorite character being doused in waste by a horse. But here we are and there’s the quote. Per the intro (which is featured in full over at Town and Country), sometimes the filthiest moments are comments from the actors themselves however.
As Diana Gabaldon got really into the story of the mechanical horse, the Outlander author revealed that it was maybe not the easiest object to film on. In fact, Graham McTavish had some troubles with his nether parts and made no bones about letting people on the set know. Gabaldon wrote:
I’ve heard that actors often get really close on the sets of TV shows and movies, but if these are the types of stories featured in Clanlands, I’m here for it. It should be noted, however, that the new book is less Outlander focused and more Scotland-focused, though the two men are exploring the country together for the book and should have some pretty great stories. (It also has a cool subtitle: Whisky, Warfare, and a Scottish Adventure Like No Other.)
So, if you’re here for the Sam Heughan and Graham McTavish bromance, doubtless you’ll still like the book. It just hit shelves on November 3 and you can order it now.
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