‘Outlander’: Caitriona Balfe On The Red Dress

As preview photos have revealed, Saturday night’s “Outlander” will feature Claire Fraser in a spectacular red dress. 

“It’s a showstopper,” Caitriona Balfe, who plays the character, told Access Hollywood of the gorgeous gown her character wears in the show. “It’s a moment that the fans I think are all really excited to see.” 

The width of the dress – 4 feet, 2 inches – meant filming scenes with Sam Heughan, who plays her character’s husband, Jamie Fraser, were technically tricky.


“Trying to get the two of us in the same shot sometimes was a very complicated thing because they’d be like, ‘But stand beside each other,’ and we’re like, ‘But we are,’ and Sam would be at the other side of the room practically,” Caitriona laughed, recalling the memory.  

Claire dons the red dress, designed by Costume Designer Terry Dresbach, for a particular outing fans of Diana Gabaldon know well from her book, “Dragonfly In Amber.” It’s one where the Frasers begin to make their way into French society, as they attempt to change history.

“Those are the moments that you’re really excited for the fans to see because… they’re moments from the books that they cherish, and so it’ll be fun. It’ll be fun to see their reaction,” Caitriona said. 

Series Executive Producer Ronald D. Moore also touched on the sequences involving Claire in the red dress. 

“We made a meal out of it. It’s a reveal. It’s deeply entertaining. It’s fun and sexy and gorgeous and yeah, hopefully it lives up to its expectations,” he said. 

“Outlander” continues Saturday night at 9 PM ET/PT on Starz.

Jolie Lash

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