'Outlander': Caitriona feeds horses mint and Sam maybe 'touchy' about his hair; the stars answer fans’ questions

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Actors Caitriona Balfe and Sam Heughan pose with their award for the Favorite Cable Sci-Fi/Fantasy TV Show for Starz "Outlander" during the 2015 People's Choice Awards in Los Angeles, California January 7, 2015. Reuters/Danny Moloshok

“Outlander” TV series cast members Caitriona Balfe and Sam Heughan appear in a new video, answering questions posted by fans on Twitter. The cast members are currently promoting Season 2 of the show, which is slated to air sometime in April.

The first question that Balfe (Claire) picked up was from a fan who wanted to know from Heughan; why horses loved Balfe more. “Because she feeds them mints all the time. And not only her horse, my horse...so blatantly they’re gonna like her,” Heughan said.

The next question was who has been late on the set the most. Both Balfe and Heughan gestured at each other as their response. One of the fans wanted to know how the cast and crew deal with the weather of Scotland. “You don’t deal, you endure,” Balfe said. “In fact coming to Los Angeles...we have the Scottish weather here. It seems to follow us around,” Heughan added. It was apparently raining “terribly” in the city while they were making the video.

Another fan wanted to know if Heughan would cut all his hair “Kit Harington style” after “Outlander” TV series completes filming. Harington plays the role of a popular character named Jon Snow in the “Game of Thrones” TV series, in which the fate of his character is not known.

Many of the fans were keenly following Harington’s hairstyle and saw his long hair as an indication that his character was coming back on the show. Harington was contractually obligated to keep his hair long for the show.

“Yes! I would love to cut my hair. I think it’s an integral part of Jamie,” Heughan said. “Sounds like a touchy subject,” Balfe teased her fellow cast member. “No no no...maybe it still come to pass,” Heughan responded.

The final question was from an “Outlander” fan who seems to have put her phone number in her Twitter handle. “Yeah, you can’t give Sam your phone number in the form of a tweet,” Balfe said. “That is clever, I like it,” Heughan said and put the message with the phone number in his pocket.

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