Cait and Sam do a Quick Q&A before S3 Holiday Break

ET’s Leanne Aguilera does a light Q&A with Sam and Cait before they both head off for a well deserved two week break from filming. (the rest of the cast and crew will be taking off as well, and everyone is understandably PUMPED!) Sounds like Cait will head to Ireland to be with the rest of the Balfe clan. They talk about their family holiday traditions: Cait goes to midnight mass with family and then drinks whiskey with her sisters while exchanging gifts. Sam’s family takes a big walk on Boxing Day- which is December 26th. Here is some info on Boxing Day.

They joke about working apart. Sam prefers to cook his meals, while Cait cooks, orders in, and eats out. They talk about their first celebrity crushes, and Cait names Fred Savage of The Wonder Years…


but I seem to remember John Goodman from a very early interview… ?


Sam says Katheryn Winnick of Vikings is his current celeb crush…

and failed to mention his childhood crush, but I remember that one too… the curvaceous Ms J Rabbit ?

Sam doesn’t know what a lip sync battle is, so that item HAS to go on the MPC2017 Event agenda. Really Sam? Time to get out and live a little. It’s karaoke without actually singing. You just move your mouth. Remember Milli Vanilli? ?

This was an interesting question… who would you like to have or have had dinner with? Cait’s answer was Gore Vidal…


Vidal was an American writer and a public intellectual known for his patrician manner, epigrammatic wit, and polished style of writing. Some of his more famous quotes include: 

Style is knowing who you are, what you want to say, and not giving a damn.
A narcissist is someone better looking than you are.
Never pass up a chance to have sex or appear on television.
For more on Gore Vidal CLICK HERE 
Sam’s answer was Nikola Tesla…
Tesla was a Serbian-American inventor, electrical engineer, mechanical engineer, physicist, and futurist best known for his contributions to the design of the modern alternating current electricity supply system. Sam likes cars, and is a fan of the Tesla. I discovered in my reading that Elon Musk did not name Tesla Motors after this guy, who lived 1856-1943, (and definitely knew how to do the smolder for photos), but that original founders, Martin Eberhard and Marc Tarpenning, chose between scientists Nikola Tesla and Michael Faraday to select a name. 
For more info on Nikola Tesla, CLICK HERE
Best thing from 2016- Cait enjoyed a long beach vacation, and Sam enjoyed filming S2 and S3. Looking forward to in 2017- for Cait, it’s filming in South Africa which will happen in May I believe. Sam is really proud of S3 and can’t wait to share it with fans…
I hope everyone on the production has a well deserved and happy holiday. I look forward to sharing more BTS news as it rolls in… 🙂

2 comments on “Cait and Sam do a Quick Q&A before S3 Holiday Break

  1. I love your column. So many people writing about Outlander either haven’t read the books or watched the show – it seems – based on the incorrect information they make up. Your information is always well thought out and researched. Thank you for all your hard work and dedication. I’ve loved the books for years and find the TV show very true to the books and most entertaining. Both Sam Heughan and Caitriona Balfe are truly Jamie and Claire Fraser.

    • Karen- I feel very complimented, thank you for taking the time and energy to write that. My aim is always to provide that something extra for those of us who’ve been around and know quite a lot. The fact that you recognize and appreciate that is very gratifying to me! Happy holidays ?

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