Caitriona Balfe shares why Outlander remains fresh

Outlander -- Courtesy of STARZ -- Acquired via STARZ Media Center
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If you worried that Caitriona Balfe and Sam Heughan would get bored of Outlander, you can stop! During an interview, Balfe shared why it remains fresh.

After around five seasons, stars begin to consider moving on from their shows. They want to do other projects to stretch their acting chops. We don’t need to worry about that when it comes to Outlander.

During an interview with Parade, Balfe was asked about how the series remains fresh. It shouldn’t be a surprise that it does remain fresh after hearing the answer.

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It’s all about the changes to the scenery—and not the fact that the show is set in Scotland, Jamaica, and the American Colonies. Balfe also enjoys that the show is set in different time periods. The fantasy element of the series also helps. The production gets to do something different here and there.

While she shares that it stays fresh, Balfe admits that this is unusual for an actor. It’s not all that surprising by this point many actors would consider moving on. After five years of playing the same character, the actors want to try something else and experience new characters, storylines, and more.

That doesn’t sound like a concern for the Outlander stars. Balfe sounds happy enough to remain on, which is something she’s always mentioned. It’s something Sam Heughan has also said in the past.

The two leads got into this series knowing that there were many books to adapt. They knew the fanbase—and it’s only grown all the more powerful. Doing a few seasons and then leaving was never in the cards.

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What would you like to see adapted from the fifth book? What are you excited to see in the future of the series? What keeps it fresh for you? Share your thoughts in the comments below.

Outlander Season 5 premieres on Feb. 16 on STARZ.