Why ‘Outlander’ Star Sam Heughan Pushed to See Jaime in a Red Coat

by Jeremy Spirogis
Sam Heughan - Outlander
Sam Heughan - Outlander
Outlander Season 5 – Sam Heughan | STARZ

Outlander followers will see Jamie Fraser don an surprising shade within the upcoming March 29 episode. In the trailer for “The Ballad of Roger Mac,” the highlander is carrying a purple coat, signifying he’s both whole-heartedly becoming a member of the King’s trigger or is pretending to. It is likely to be a jarring sight for followers. But because it seems, actor Sam Heughan really pushed to see Jamie on this defiant new mild. 

Why Jamie is being compelled to affix the Red Coats on ‘Outlander’

Jamie (Sam Heughan) has been caught between a rock and a tough place all season. On one hand, he’s preserving consistent with the deal he made with Governor Tryon (Tim Downie). In season 4, Tryon provides Jamie a big piece of land (which Jamie named Fraser’s Ridge). He additionally makes Jamie a colonel and asks him to stay loyal to the crown. 

Claire (Caitriona Balfe) and Jamie choose Fraser’s Ridge, together with the remainder of their household and buddies. Brianna (Sophie Skelton), Roger (Richard Rankin), child Jemmy, Fergus (César Domboy), Marsali (Lauren Lyle), Lizzie (Caitlin O’Ryan) and different fellow Scotsmen now stay and farm on the land. And it virtually seems like they’ve turn into Jamie’s new clan. 

With small rebellions rising all around the colonies, Tryon is getting robust on the regulators, together with Murtagh (Duncan LaCroix). And as per his deal from season 4, he expects Jamie to affix him. If Jamie doesn’t adjust to Tryon’s needs, he might put his household and the individuals of Fraser’s Ridge at risk. 

Why Jamie doesn’t actually consider within the King’s trigger

Jamie is a Scottish highlander. And all all through season 1 of Outlander, he fought for his nation’s freedom. He battled the British crown in Scotland, and now in America, he’s seeing the monarchy finishing up related injustices once more.

Plus, Jamie already is aware of the long run. In season 4, Claire tells him that revolutionaries will win the conflict and acquire independence. So, Jamie is aware of that the Red Coats are on the brink of struggle an extended bloody conflict they won’t win. 

Why ‘Outlander’ star Sam Heughan pushed for Jamie to put on a Red Coat 

Outlander relies on Diana Gabaldon’s collection of novels. But the Starz collection does take artistic liberties with sure characters and storylines. Fans who’ve learn the books know Jamie by no means wears a Red Coat uniform within the novels. So many are shocked to see him accomplish that on the present. 

In an interview with Vanity Fair, Sam Heughan talked about Jamie’s present predicament. And the actor revealed how and why he advocated for Jamie to put on a purple coat in season 5. 

“He’s really made a deal with the devil,” mentioned Heughan. “I pushed for it. I really wanted to see Jamie in this coat, because it symbolizes everything that he’s fought against—from Culloden, the British rule over the Scots, the suppression of all of their culture, and Black Jack Randall and Ardsmuir prison. It just represents everything that Jamie’s fought against.”

The actor additionally revealed how uncomfortable he felt placing on the uniform. “I had a really strong reaction to it — a real revulsion,” Heughan informed the outlet.  “It just felt so wrong. There was definitely a physical reaction.” But Heughan mentioned regardless of Jamie’s internal wrestle, he wished to make positive the character seemed “good” and “powerful” within the uniform. 

It’s not clear precisely why Jamie is carrying the King’s uniform. But hopefully, within the new episode,  followers will learn the way issues performed out. 

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