'Outlander' season 4: Jamie and Claire are immigrants, pioneers

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A picture of Caitriona Balfe (Claire) and Sam Heughan (Jamie) in the Starz TV series "Outlander." Outlander/ Facebook

Every year, Jamie (Sam Heughan) and Claire (Caitriona Balfe) travel to new countries, and “Outlander” season 4 will not be any different. Fans already know where the two characters will spend a lot of time on the show this year. In a recent interview, Balfe teased what life will be like for her character.

“We see Jamie and Claire as immigrants, as pioneers, and that’s a very interesting thing to watch,” Balfe said in an interview with Elle at the Golden Globes. The two characters were last seen in North Carolina in America.

All this time, even though Claire and Jamie have travelled extensively, Scotland has always been the heart of it all. Balfe said that the place is the most integral part of the story so far. Moving forward, the actress said it will be interesting to see how the Sassenach and her husband live as immigrants, and how they will forge relationships with their American neighbours.

“I’m excited about this season. I think it’s going to be really interesting,” Balfe said. Four episodes of the next season have already been completed, and filming will resume from this week in Scotland. Balfe missed the script read-through with Heughan, but she’s expected to join the cast and crew soon.

Commenting on her missing the read-through, Balfe joked there may be someone wearing a curly wig doing her lines with Heughan, while she attended the Golden Globes. Heughan did tease a picture of the person who took Balfe’s position at the read-through.

As far as the steamy scenes of Jamie and Claire are concerned in “Outlander” season 4, Balfe said that it was a given at this point in time.