Caitriona Balfe wasn’t at the LA premiere for her upcoming movie Ford v Ferrari. We can blame the Outlander filming schedule for that.
Ford v Ferrari had its LA premiere on Monday night. Sadly, Caitriona Balfe couldn’t be there, although she did attend the London premiere back in October. There’s only one show to blame for her not being at the event: Outlander.
There are many fans who fear that the growing movie careers of Balfe and her co-star Sam Heughan will affect Outlander filming, but it’s clear that couldn’t be further from the truth. Outlander remains the main focus for our leads. Despite the possibility of flying for just 24 hours there and back, production couldn’t lose their main leading lady.
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That’s not all that surprising, although it will be disappointing to fans at the Ford v Ferrari premiere who had hoped to get a glimpse of Balfe. The production for Season 5 is in the final days. In fact, there are 10 to 12 days left of filming, and production will want to keep the schedule perfectly on track.
Right now, there are some minor reshoots happening, although nothing to worry about, as well as filming the final scenes of the last episode or so. This will mean some last-minute calls to set if the production realizes that reshoots are necessary to make a scene work just right. With that in mind, it’s not surprising that Balfe couldn’t be cleared to head off to a premiere in Los Angeles.
Ford v Ferrari sees Caitriona Balfe become Mollie Miles, the wife of Christian Bale’s Ken Miles, who is the driver for Ford in the race against Ferrari. It’s an underdog story based on the real events of Le Manns 66. Whether you’re a racing fan or not, this is going to be a movie for Outlander fans to check out.
Ford v Ferrari is out in theaters on Nov. 15.