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Outlander actor Sam Heughan should be extremely familiar with the kilt at this point. The actor has had to wear that particular piece of clothing while filming two seasons of the hit Starz drama, so he knows the ins and outs of the unique garment. In a recent interview, he explained exactly what he doesn’t like about wearing the breezy bottom. You can check out his detailed thoughts, below.
When you sit down on the wet grass and you forget to do the little flick — it’s your bare ass on the ground! Oh, it’s horrible.
This is a pretty graphic conversation, because it causes me to think about Sam Heughan’s derriere, and also because it appears the man may not bother to wear underwear underneath his kilt. That’s a pretty brazen attitude, considering a strong breeze could totally whip that tartan around, even if it is thick material. Maybe he’s simply talking about feeling the ground through thin underwear, but somehow we doubt it.
So, there’s one not-so-great thing about wearing a kilt. However, that is apparently made up for by all of the kilt’s positives, or so Sam Heughan tells People.
Honestly, there’s so many great benefits of wearing a kilt: It’s very free, it’s got its own aeration and they’re very comfortable. But the best part, for me, honestly, is the swing. You know, the pleats you get in the kilt.
Jamie’s kept with the kilt for much of Outlander and the trailer for the series seems to indicate he’ll still wear his tartan during Season 2. That doesn’t mean the character is totally opposed to trousers however, as sometimes we’ve seen Jamie ditch the plaid for more common forms of clothing. Plus, since Paris fashion is going to be at the forefront of the series this time around, it would make sense if we saw him in silk and garb that is outlandish in a different way while spending time working with Bonnie Prince Charlie and the revolution.
In addition, now that we know Sam Heughan’s personal feelings about the kilt, I would like to point out that the kilt has a lot more pros than the stuff other series lead Caitriona Balfe has to and will have to wear on a regular basis, especially this season. For instance, that corset she had on when returning to 1948 in Episode 1 didn’t look particularly appealing. Nor did this monstrosity of an outfit. (Her fake pregnancy belly also came to mind.)
You can catch more kilt-wearing when Outlander airs its second episode this Saturday at 9 p.m. ET, only on Starz. In addition, you can also catch the episodes via On Demand and the subscription streaming service's new Amazon deal.
Photos courtesy of Starz.