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[7:48 pm] Bear McCreary takes the stage. Somewhere in the crowd, I hear Outlander Cast host Blake squealing.
[7:50 pm] Sam Heughan! Skinny tie, whiskey, smile and all. Hello, gorgeous.
[7:51 pm] Forget Wednesday, it’s woman crush Tuesday! Caitriona looks like a porcelain marble statue. Like something you’d see in Italy. And Tobias, sigh. I love that he got to make the last entrance.
[7:45 pm] CBS news correspondent Michelle Miller takes the stage as moderator, in a very busy floral pattern I’ll add. She’s telling her personal “how I came to Outlander” story. We all have them. They usually end with us gorging off the book and TV buffet. She wasn’t immune to it either. Good to hear!
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[8:07 pm] “There was no way I was putting him in pink silk or anything like that…” – Terry, on costuming Sam for season two. [8:09 pm] Remember the moment I was having about Bear getting his time to gab? Mmhmm, I’m having that now about Terry getting this uninterrupted stage time to shine alongside her work. This is the most comfortable she’s looked on the panel all night. You go, girl. [8:10 pm] Terry has frequently been asked about her favorite piece from season two. She hasn’t been able to share, until now . . . because we’re finally getting to see it too. It’s a gorgeous Claire piece (will post photo later). [8:12 pm] Ahhh, the dress. You know the one. We are seeing Cait actually moving about in it and it’s glorious. Let’s hope they paired the shoes for her (wink wink, Kendra). [8:13 pm] Michelle Miller just summed it up best, “that was costume porn.” Yep. [8:14 pm] “After awhile, I wanted to hang with the boys and sit on the floor. But I wasn’t allowed to.” – Cait expressing her love for getting to wear the “costume porn” mixed in with the downside. [8:15 pm] Bear Strength watch out, Michelle just told Sam to “I can take you down, baby. I’m from South Central LA.” LMAO. [8:17 pm] He speaks! Tobias’ microphone is not, as it turns out, OFF.
[8:37 pm] Well it’s confirmed – opener of this season is set in 1940s with Claire back with Frank, in a hospital. You can blame Michelle if you didn’t want to know. Let me get her email for you . . . (I kid, I kid.)
***SPOILER FREE AGAIN FROM HERE ON OUT***[8:40 pm] I, for one, cannot WAIT to see Tobias shine again in season two. I know the fandom is divided, but you can’t dismiss the ridiculous talent of Tobias Menzies. [8:41 pm] Ron is detailing the difference in experience between reading the story versus watching it on TV. He’s expressed this before, but it’s important we all note it before we dive into season two and wonder how he will bring to life Diana’s storytelling in Dragonfly in Amber. He has to cut the book into hours, then each hour into highlights of the story, then finalize how to bring that to the screen. Translation: Breathe, folks – it won’t all be verbatim. [8:44 pm] Rupert and Angus, Rupert and Angus! More of them. Please and thank you. (Michelle noted that the fleshing out of these characters was one of Diana’s favorite changes Ron made for screen.) [8:47 pm] “Well Ron obviously likes strong women.” – Maril, referencing herself, Terry and the strong female characters he’s developed. [8:48 pm] Who knew! The makeup sex scene in The Reckoning was the first one Sam and Cait ever shot together. Yikes, no pressure. And there were carpet burns. Lots of carpet burns. [8:50 pm] “I said I was a monk, not a virgin [sic]. If I need help, I’ll ask for it.” was nearly cut from the final version of “The Wedding”. We have Maril to thank for two of Jamie’s best lines of season one. She fought Ron hard to ensure they were included. And I quote, “Ron, you don’t understand women.” That sealed the deal. [8:53 pm] Let’s just agree now that we’d all watch a reality show that lets us into Ron and Terry’s home life. This exchange between them – “I didn’t throw a chair at you, exactly . . . we had to go to work the next day” – locks that up for me.
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Did anything surprise you?