Claire and Jamie Fraser (played by Sam Heughan) are well known for their passionate romance and Outlander viewers have seen them get hot and steamy on screen several times. But despite Claire and Jamie’s healthy sex life, actress Caitriona Balfe has admitted she worries about the affect the numerous sex scenes may have had on the rest of the cast as the show progressed, particularly younger actress.
Opening up about stripping off as Claire, actress Caitriona, 41, explained: “You know it’s interesting. I think season one, was such a learning curve, primarily I had never done sex scenes before.
“I don’t think Tobias had. Sam might have on something else before.
“But we were all sort of quite naive about it and in the beginning as well, I was really trying to find my footing as in where I could personally draw lines about what I was comfortable with and what I wasn’t.
“I think also it is not until you see yourself later where you know, you really realise what the impact of having scenes like that out there are.”
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Outlander season 6: Claire and Jamie Fraser have a very passionate sex life (Image: STARZ)
She continued: “It is always this sort of fine line because you want to honour the character and you want to honour the scenes but you want to protect yourself.
“That is always really a difficult line.
“Especially as we started filming the show seven years ago and I was a young spritely thing in my early thirties and as you get older, you know, I don’t know, it’s a hard thing but also I think when I was starting in my thirties I was in a very comfortable place in my life and with