“Standing on a battle field with a bunch of Highlanders is a far cry from high fashion,” Heughan recently told Harper’s Bazaar. His work with the brand on a special range for Autumn/Winter 2017 will be in shops in July 2017.
The Scottish actor was chatting during a visit to the firm’s New York offices on Madison Avenue, where fans had gathered overnight to greet him.
“I grew up in the South West of Scotland in the same area that John Barbour created Barbour and it feels like there’s a great connection,” Hughes said in a press release. “I can’t believe I’m lucky enough to be working with them.”
Sam recalled the last time he was was in New York, earlier this year for the Tartan Day parade, of which Scotland Now is a media partner.
“It was cold, wet, miserable Scottish weather and people came out to support us,” Heughan said. “The whole of 6th Avenue was lined with tartan, Scottie dogs, pipes and drummers.”
The filming of Season 3 in the hit TV drama is expected to take 11 months and will finish in May 2017, in South Africa.
“We’ll be finishing in South Africa, which is pretty awesome,” Heughan said. “So we’re going to be shooting there. And then Season Four will start not long after that.”
Sam’s character, Jamie Fraser, will be put through a multitude of tests and trials in Season 3 of Outlander, not the least of which will be surviving the horrors of Culloden.
“This season is honestly really strong, already feels that we’ve shot some really exciting stuff,” he added. “I’m trying to talk around spoilers and not give anything away, but I mean Culloden, we’ve talked about it a lot. We all know that we’ve been shooting that. It looks spectacular. There’s some great stuff in this book.”
According to Sam, they’ve already shot two episodes for the new season. He also mentioned about how thrilled he is about the highly anticipated reunion between Jamie and Claire, played by Caitriona Balfe.
When asked about what he was most excited to shoot in Season 3, he said: “Jamie’s storyline is really exciting. He has to go through a lot before him and Claire are reunited, so I guess being reunited with his true love, his wife.”
As Season 2 ended, the lovers were torn apart and Claire was sent back to her own time. A heart-wrenching 20 years will pass before they are brought together again.
The Scottish Prisoner is one of the novels in the Lord John Grey series, and chronicles much of the early part of Jamie and Lord John’s friendship.
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