Sam Heughan is giving fans a much needed laugh going into the weekend.
The actor shared a series of outtakes from Outlander in the form of a blooper reel that’s sure to make even the most serious of Instagram scrollers crack a smile.
In a surprising twist, the clips all poke fun at co-star Caitriona Balfe (Claire Fraser), who’s unable to keep it together during filming.
In several of the clips, all stitched together and set to a Scottish folk tune, Balfe is the instigator of all the laughs and shenanigans on set. As she bursts into laughter—both in her on-screen costume and in her regular attire while filming interviews—Heughan can’t help but join in.
“Proof! @caitrionabalfe is a brilliant costar and terrible corpser! 😂,” he began in the caption, adding, “We’ve had a great year with plenty laughs, can’t wait to show you Season 7!🙌”
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Fans were positively tickled with the clip, with one noting, “Your giggles 🤭 are so contagious 😂❤️❤️❤️ can’t wait for S7‼️‼️” as another one added, “Love the partnership behind and in front of the camera!!”
A third posed a valid question: “How do you guys get ANYthing done on set???!!! 😂”
While we may never know the true answer, it’s clear that despite the oftentimes serious nature of the STARZ historical drama and time-travel romance, the actors never take themselves too seriously.
With the cast in the thick of filming the seventh season, Heughan, who plays Jamie Fraser, recently squeezed in some R&R in Miami, Florida, where he visited an eco-adventure park and spent some time with fans while promoting Sassenach Blended Scotch Whisky.
Season 7 of Outlander will be mainly based on Diana Gabaldon’s novel An Echo in the Bone, which will find Jamie and Claire in the midst of the American Revolution with the misfortune that Lord John Grey (David Berry) and his stepson William (Jamie’s unacknowledged illegitimate son to be played by Canadian actor Charles Vandervaart) are on the British side with William in the army and Lord John on the clandestine side of intelligence.
It will span 16 episodes, making up for the shortened sixth season, which was reduced to just eight episodes due to the difficulties of shooting under COVID-19 protocols, as well as Balfe’s pregnancy.
No premiere date has been announced yet.