Tobias, Cait, Sam & Diana on the Unsexiest Moments BTS in S1



“There was a bit where Caitriona [Balfe] and I were filming the stuff from 1915 or 1916, and I was leading her down this corridor, and I had sort of a flaming brazier in my hand,” recalled Tobias Menzies, who plays Balfe’s character Claire’s husband Frank and the villainous Black Jack. “It was an old castle, and the flames were dislodging spiders from the crannies in the ceiling and they were falling on us, and Cat was less than cool under fire. She freaked the hell out.”


Balfe seemed to have blocked that moment out, until we relayed Menzies’s tale:

Oh my God, yes! I forgot about that, yeah, those spiders … It’s always rather unsexy when you’re riding behind a horse that has incredible flatulence and you’re trying to be serious in a scene and that’s just silly. It’s very unsexy. There was one [scene] where I’m on the horse with Sam and we’re riding up to Castle Leoch, and I think it’s like the end of episode two, and Duncan Lacroix’s [a.k.a. Murtagh Fraser’s] horse, every time. It would be quiet, and then they’d say, “Action,” and every time, I’m supposed to be coming awake and looking at the castle, but I just had to keep my head down because I was giggling so much. And our director was like, “Caitriona, you’re supposed to be awake,” and I’m like, “I am!”


Diana was very much awake for her cameo in episode four, but not everyone around her remained that way, thanks to very stuffy surroundings and 25 long takes of her scene, which involved a 360-degree Steadicam shot:

I was in the gallery above the great hall at [Castle] Leoch, and they had all of the hearths and the candles and the sconces going full blast along with the lights up above, and I was standing  up in the gallery, where we’re all wearing 15 pounds of wool … I said to the person next to me, “It’s 103 degrees up here!” I live in Phoenix, I know what 100 feels like, and right after I said that, the woman behind me fainted from the heat, thud, on the floor. Caitriona had given me her fan, so I pulled it out of my sleeve and was fanning the poor thing. They ran up and carried her out and then said, “Okay, everybody clear out, we’re going to air the place out now.” They did bring up about half a dozen fans for us after that, and that improved things quite a bit.”

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