SCOTS actor Sam Heughan has declared his co-star an “honorary Scot” following the conclusion of filming the ultimate season of Outlander.
The 43-year-old – who performs Jamie Fraser within the hit TV present set within the Highlands of Scotland – gushed over the present and its lead actress Caitríona Balfe in an interview with BAFTA final night time.
The heartthrob believes Balfe has earned the correct to name herself Scottish after her long-time portrayal of his character’s love curiosity, Claire Fraser.
Within the interview, Heughan additionally believes Scotland’s world identification has boomed due to the recognition of Outlander – whose seasons usually entice a whole bunch of 1000’s of viewers the world over.
Talking within the interview, Heughan mentioned: “Clearly, Scotland has a fantastic identification anyway round the remainder of the world.”
“However I believe Outlander’s now most likely up there with the factor that folks take into consideration essentially the most once they consider Scotland.”
Heughan added how he swells with delight with regard to his work on Outlander, including: “I’m actually happy with it. It looks like we’re ambassadors.”
He then turns to Balfe – who is definitely Irish – sitting beside him, who cheekily asks: “Am I an honorary Scot?”
Heughan then assures his co-star of her casual citizenship, to which she jokingly replies in aid: “Oh okay, good.”
Heughan then provides a Scottish prefix to Balfe’s identify as he jokes: “You’re a MacBalfe.”
Outlander has simply wrapped up its seventh season and has been renewed for an eight and closing season, the place followers have been promised an epic conclusion to the time-travel fantasy.
Heughan nonetheless, has spent a lot of his time in between shoots selling his Outlander-themed booze, The Sassenach Whisky, which curates a mix of citrus fruits, almonds and vanilla.
Outlander is predicated on the e-book sequence of the identical identify by American writer Diane Gabaldon, which focuses on Balfe’s character – Twentieth-century nurse Claire – who time travels to 18th-century Scotland.