Fans of Outlander will remember in Monster and Heroes, Jamie (played by Sam Heughan) was bitten by a venomous snakes and Claire Fraser (Caitriona Balfe) struggled to save him as she was unsure of how to treat his injury. One of the ways she tried to extract the venom was using maggots and Sam has admitted he didn’t enjoy having them crawling over him.
Speaking on the Outlander End of Summer Series, stars of the show Sam and Caitriona were asked what it was like working with the maggots.
The Jamie Fraser actor admitted he wasn’t so keen on the critters while his co-star was “fascinated” by them.
“They’re very demanding aren’t they?” Sam exclaimed as Caitriona added: “They’re very noisy. It’s like a bowl of Rice Krispies.”
Sam continued: “And they move so damn fast. You put them down and they are off.
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Outlander's Jamie Fraser had maggots placed on his leg after his snake bit (Image: STARZ)
“I think you were quite fascinated by them.”
“I was,” Caitriona confirmed. First of all, they came in and they stank.
“You weren’t there at this point, it was myself and Lauren [Lyle] but they were brought in in a box and you could hear them but then this waft of rotting flesh sort of just,” she continued pulling a face.
“It was disgusting so we requested they be washed somehow.
Outlander star Sam Heughan said he found the maggots very fast and demanding (Image: STARZ)
Outlander's Sam Heughan