Caitriona Balfe’s Never-Before-Seen Audition Tape for ‘Outlander’ Revealed
Caitriona Balfe42 years old, took on the role of Claire Fraser about eight years ago, and fans are obsessed with her original audition tape. Sony Pictures Television released the replay clip on August 9, on the eight-year anniversary of the film’s release Outlander. Sony captioned the post, “From the moment Caitríona Balfe was first spotted, it was clear she was our Claire.”
The clip’s narrator calls Caitriona “smart”, “funny” and “strong” and attributes those traits to the character she plays on the hit show. In the video, Caitriona reads a scene from the show’s first season in which Claire is helping Jamie Fraser’s bullet wound. It was clear from the very beginning of the audition that Caitriona had what it took to create an intimate bond between her and Jamie (Sam Heughan).
Caitriona’s audition tape and several other clips will be included on the upcoming Season 6 Limited Edition Blu-ray, Weekly entertainment reported. Fan Outlander Blu-ray discs will be available for purchase starting September 20. The special edition disc will have to keep fans engaged while they wait for the highly anticipated seventh season of the Starz franchise.
Season 7 is expected to be released later this year or early 2023, Town & Country reported. The outlet also reports that Season 7 will be extended, as Season 6 was cut short due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Back in July, Diana Gabaldonthe creator of the series, teased the show’s ending on Twitter. Diana writes, “Don’t pay attention to stupid clicks on the internet, that’s my advice. Of course Season 7 _might_ is the final installment – it may also NOT be the last. No one knows that. But people keep bothering, so they get answers that aren’t like “Maybe” and add silly titles. Diana’s tweet in response to a fan wrote, “@SamHeughan Really sad when I read @Writer_DG saying season 7 could be Outlander’s last season. I’m really really sad”.
Season 7 will also be the “biggest season ever” of the show, according to the executive producer Maril Daviswho confirmed this with EW back in May. “This is our biggest season. We have a lot of stories. Lots of different places. Orbit – we covered a lot of terrain,” Maril told the outlet at the time. “It was a great season. We could barely put our arms around it. It’s not just four extra episodes, it’s just, the revolution is here. It will be really interesting. “
Fasten your seat belts as Season 7 is sure to be an exciting ride!