The Droughtlander is almost over… but we still have a while before we finally see Jamie and Claire back together again!
ET’s Leanne Aguilera caught up with the “Outlander” cast at San Diego Comic-Con on Friday, where they spilled season three secrets (as much as they could, anyway) — and opened up about Jamie and Claire’s highly anticipated print shop reunion.
“We decided we were going to film the entire season in real time,” Caitriona Balfe jokingly explained. “Sophie [Skelton] is very premature.”
In all seriousness, however, Heughan admitted that he and Balfe spend a good chunk of season three “apart.” “But I think there’s some great episodes. There will be a little wait, but I think it’s worth it,” he said.
“I don’t think you’re going to feel that it’s long,” Balfe added. “You get so involved in Jamie’s story and what he’s been through.”
As for the moment fans have been waiting for, Heughan said he and Balfe just wanted to do the print shop scene “justice.”
“It’s one of those scenes that… so much happens before, that it kind of really builds up to that point, where they meet. It just raises the stakes,” he said, before adorably turning to his Sassenach. “Nice to work with you again!”
“For Claire, there’s such a buildup, and there’s such an expectation,” Balfe added. “It was really fun to play, and it ended up being really sweet.”
The only person who has actually seen the scene, however, is “Outlander” author Diana Gabaldon, who couldn’t have seemed more thrilled to see her words come to life.
“You know that line about, ‘He fainted so gracefully for such a large man’… he actually did!” she revealed. “About 14 times in a row.”
“Yes, and I have the bruises to prove it!” Heughan chimed in, before bringing everyone down with his tease of what fans can expect from season three.
“It’s really sad. I find it’s really sad, but there’s also new beginnings as well. You know, new starts and new characters, so it really is a roller coaster of a season,” he shared, as Balfe graciously offered to end the interview on a high note by revealing exactly what her Scottish hunk of a co-star smells like (for the fans, of course!).
“Um, summer water,” she described. “Um, newborn baby, and whisky… I don’t know. Some snowdrops.”
The third season of “Outlander” will debut in September 2017 on W Network.
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