Consider this my first kind of throwback Thursday post. That’s a thing, right? It relates to actor Sam Heughan, who plays Jamie in Outlander, the new series on Starz based on the book by Diana Gabaldon. I shared this little throwback tidbit with my roommate the other day, and we both had quite a giggle over it, so I thought I might as well share it with all of you wonderful people 🙂 If you aren’t familiar with the plot of Outlander, or the recent Starz premier, then for God’s sake please crawl out from the rock you’ve been living under and join us in the real world. It’s nice out here, I promise. We have ice cream.
Believe it or not, I am straying away from my romance novel theme for this post, and focusing solely on the new TV show, specifically the actors involved. As I mentioned, they have adapted the story of Outlander for the big screen, and it is something I personally have been waiting over seven years for them to do. And they have cast a sexy man of an actor for the role of Jamie. His name is Sam Heughan. Below is his glorious photo.
Oh my. That’s nice, isn’t it? He’s definitely got that whole smolder look thing going on. Now, when I first heard that they had cast Mr. Heughan as the most important role of Jamie, I was honestly a little concerned. The reason for this is because I had already seen him in a movie. Enter throwback. The movie was called A Princess for Christmas, and it premiered on the Hallmark channel in 2011. That’s right, the freakin’ Hallmark Channel! It also happened to be one of the worst movies I’ve ever seen in my life. No joke. Now get ready ladies, and maybe even a few gentlemen, this is what Mr. Heughan looked like in that film:
Mr. Heughan, you have definitely improved with age. So have your acting skills. I’m happy to say that his performance as Jamie in Outlander is fabulous. He’s also got a lovely Scottish accent that is just yummy. Well, I hope you enjoyed this wonderful little throwback to 2011 and the world of Hallmark. I shall leave you with what I consider to be the worst scene from the movie, A Princess for Christmas. It’s a pretty short clip, only 3:15, but if you want to shorten the terribleness, just skip ahead to 2:10. In this particular scene, Mr. Heughan gets down and funky with his hip-hop dancing skills. Warning, once you watch it, you can’t un-see it. It might make you cry from laughing so hard though. Enjoy!