One factor that has contributed to Outlander’s huge amount of success is the chemistry between its two lead characters, Jamie Fraser (Sam Heughan) and Claire Randall (Caitriona Balfe). While Heughan and Balfe’s chemistry in front of the camera is without question one of the best on television, Balfe recently revealed that their relationship off the set is just as great.
In fact, according to the Daily Record, Balfe stated that she and Heughan had “instantaneous” chemistry when they first met.
“It was quite instantaneous. When I first met Sam at our chemistry test, he was just the nicest guy,” Balfe stated in the interview. “He just put me at ease, and I was a little nervous. He’s just that kind of solid, grounded guy.”
With their relationship behind the scenes well grounded, the two have been able to bring that sense of unity and chemistry to their respective roles on-screen. This has translated to quite the romance during the first season and has helped contribute to Outlander’s growing success.