Sam Heughan and Caitriona Balfe became best pals after landing the two leads in hit show Outlander and the pair would frequently spend time together even when they aren’t filming the hit show.
However, the pair who play the on-screen couple Jamie and Claire Fraser haven’t had the opportunity to hang out as much as they’d like recently. Outlander is set to return in a matter of days as the highly anticipated seventh season will see Sam, 43, and Caitriona, 43, return to their roles.
Speaking at the 2023 Austin Television Festival, Caitriona confessed that their lives have become “much more complicated and busy”.
She said: “We like to be very prepared and focused but then we like to have a lot of fun. We like to not take ourselves too seriously even though we take the work seriously.
“But as our lives have gotten more complicated and busy, we may not see each other as much as we used to, but that core and that friendship and that base that we have has never changed.”
The Irish actress frequently gushes over Sam, and previously told Elle: “Sam’s just so kind. He’s a really good friend. He always checks in. I don’t know, he has one of the biggest hearts and smallest egos that I know.
“I feel very lucky. Sam and I have an amazing bond, we’re really great friends.”