Outlander Season 2: The Big Sex Scene The Leads Had To Fight For

We’ve been ready for new Outlander episodes for quite some time at this point. While a lot of details regarding Season 1 might be a little fuzzy as it has been nearly a year since new episodes have premiered, we can almost guarantee you still remember some of the epic sex scenes between Jamie and Claire. Having seen those scenes, you would think the production team would be unafraid of going too steamy, but there was actually one Season 2 sex scene that very nearly got cut. That is, until series leads Caitriona Balfe and Sam Heughan got involved.

If you’ve been keeping tabs on Season 2 at all, you may already know that the couple is headed to Paris, where Claire will get pregnant. During her pregnancy, there’s apparently a scene where the pregnant lady gets intimate onscreen while Balfe is sporting a prosthetic baby bump. Here’s what the actress had to say about the scene:

It’s funny, I think sometimes in television, people can be scared of, ‘Oh, we can’t have pregnant people having sex. Sam and I really fought for this love scene that included the bump.

It can’t be comfortable to shoot a sex scene in general, much less with a fake pregnant belly, but Catriona Balfe told TV Line that she and Sam Heughen were very much on the same page when it came to including that scene in Season 2. Even if the scene ends up making some viewers a little uncomfortable, she says that pregnancy doesn’t give most women an aversion to sex and that she wanted it to be a positive time for Claire, as well.

A lot of pregnant woman that I’ve spoken to are very sexy, very sexual and womanly when they’re pregnant, and men find them attractive. It should be a time to be celebrated. So we hope we did that justice, as well.

So, there you have it. Keeping non-book readers in mind, Outlander hasn’t released a ton of information regarding Season 2 (although there is some), but we do know that Jamie and Claire will continue to show their love and affection for one another in the bedroom, even after he gets her with child. We also know that eventually Outlander is going to time hop and new characters Brianna and Roger are going to be introduced.

If you have read the books—and we’re trying to stay on the right side of vague here—you should know that what is coming in Outlander Season 2 will not be without heartbreak, although there will be some very good and obviously very passionate moments in between the tough ones. We don’t have very much longer to see how it all shapes out. Outlander Season 2 returns to the schedule on Saturday, April 9 at 9 p.m. ET. In addition, you can check out what other shows are set to return with our summer TV premiere schedule.

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