Outlander is set to be making its highly-anticipated return soon and ahead of its premiere, Claire Fraser star revealed an annoying element of the series.
After a shocking season finale, Outlander will finally be returning to Starz in early 2022, giving fans an opportunity to see the fate of their favourite characters. However, Caitriona Balfe who plays Claire Fraser opened up about a surprisingly annoying element in the series.
Joined by her onscreen husband Sam Heughan who plays Jamie Fraser, Caitriona attended the 2021 Comic-Con virtually.
Also featured on the panel were stars Lauren Lyle, Cesar Domboy, John Bell, as well as executive producer Maril Davis and author Diana Gabaldon.
During a round of questions, the cast of the historical drama was asked if they had ever complained about an itchy wig.
Caitriona chimed in and responded: “When the midges get underneath your wig, it’s hell.”
Sam interjected: “Awful, they were pretty bad, weren’t they.”
John, who plays Young Ian Murray, also confessed to dealing with the itches that come from midges.
He shared: “Sometimes I would get itchy and I would start whipping my hair back and forth.”
A number of fans have been wondering about Claire’s fate in the upcoming season after the traumatic season finale.
Claire was sexually assaulted by Lionel Brown (Ned Dennehy) and his men for encouraging women to become sexually liberated.
Thankfully, Jamie was able to find her and with some back up they killed all of Lionel’s men and took him back to Fraser’s Ridge for questioning.
There he pleaded guilty and Claire was given the opportunity to kill him, however, she chose to show him mercy and not break her promise to never kill anyone.
Despite this Marsali Fraser took it upon herself to seek justice for Claire, as she injected him with a lethal substance.
This could cause problems for her and her family in season six as Lionel’s brother threatened war on the Frasers for his death.
As for Claire, Caitriona shared a sneak peek into how her character will deal with the trauma she endured.
She revealed: “Claire’s always been so good at compartmentalising everything, she sort of puts a lid on things and moves on, I think this is the first time she can’t suppress something.”
“This is the first time where she really has to deal with what happened and we see her maybe a little destabilised,” she added.
“That bleeds into very aspect of her life, so as much as she wants to continue on as if nothing had happened.
“And Jamie is so aware, he’s watching her and I think everybody is more aware of what’s going on with Claire until it sort f becomes too much and she has to sort of deal with it.”
With such a huge hint into Claire’s fate, fans will have to tune in to see just how her trauma will affect those around her and how they will support her in the midst of battle.
Outlander season 6 is expected to air on Starz in early 2022