Caitriona Balfe has starred as time traveler Claire Randall since 2014 and fans have seen her character fall for 18th Century highlander Jamie Fraser (played by Sam Heughan). Their passion and love for one another has been one of the focal points of the series and Outlander fans are never surprised when the pair share a steamy, intimate moment together. However, Caitriona has opened up on how “frustrating” sex scenes can be or moments when she is required to strip off.
The actress explained there are often things as a woman you have to consider when preparing to shoot an intimate scene.
However, she is not always given enough time to prepare, especially when it comes to factors which only affect women.
Opening up on nude scenes, Caitriona remarked: “You are constantly or at least I am constantly torn between these two things of well, Claire would not be going to the gym so I should not have a gym body and she’s now a woman in her fifties so you know, I should try and let that be the thing that leads me.
“But, then you have all of your own personal sh*t right?
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Outlander: Claire Fraser star Caitriona admitted it was 'frustrating' when she didn't have long to prepare for scenes (Image: STARZ)
“You have your own personal shame and vanity and all of those things and you try to leave those at the door but you also know that if you feel insecure, that’s going to hamper your ability to lose yourself in a scene.
“So it is always this thing to constantly battle with, between leaving my sh*t at the door and also giving myself I guess, enough confidence to be able to walk into those scenes and not have to think about whether or not I have cellulite on my a** or whatever.”
She continued: “These things are what run through your head and it’s, we’re not unflawed