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Outlander: 7 Facts About The Show You Won't Know

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You think you are absolute "Outlander" experts and know Jamie, Claire and Brie inside out? These 7 facts may still be new to you ...

The romantic time travel series "Outlander" based on the novels by Diana Gabaldon is a worldwide phenomenon. The waiting time for the next season could unfortunately be a little longer this time, but then fans can look forward to exciting love adventures and plenty of drama. And to bridge the extra-long Corona Droughtlander, we provide you seven exciting facts about "Outlander" that you may not know yet. Have fun with it!

1. Sam Heughan was once famous in Scotland with beer commercials

Long before Outlander, Jamie actor Sam Heughan appeared as a budding actor in commercials for the Scottish beer Tennent's Lager and starred in the clips, Hugh Tennent, founder of Glasgow's Wellpark Brewery.

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2. Sam Heughan owns his own whiskey brand

Not only did Jamie actor Sam Heughan appear in beer commercials, he also owns a whiskey brand, which he has also given the "Outlander" name "The Sassenach". Yes, you read that right: Sam Heughan's whiskey is named after Jamie's nickname for Claire!

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3. Sam Heughan often wears nothing under his Scottish skirt

In the first few seasons of "Outlander" in particular, Jamie and other Highland warriors often wore the legendary kilts, the traditional Scottish skirts for men. And as Sam Heughan revealed, he often wears no underwear under his kilt on set, which is very "comfortable".

4. Diana Gabaldon was inspired by "Doctor Who" for "Outlander"

The idea for her novel series "The Highland Saga" came from "Outlander" master writer Diana Gabaldon while watching an old episode of the long-running British sci-fi series "Doctor Who". The subject of "War Games" from 1969 is the Scottish rebellion against the English, which culminated in the Battle of Culloden.

Author Gabaldon said she liked the bravery of the Scots and found the sight of men in kilts "adorable". Diana Gabaldon chose 18th century Scotland as the setting for her novel!

5. Sam Heughan has been rejected by Game of Thrones seven times

Some of the characters from Outlander also appeared on the HBO epic "Game of Thrones", but Jamie actor Sam Heughan didn't get it, despite auditioning for a role on GoT seven times!

Heughan took part in the casting for the character Loras Tyrell, wanted to impersonate Renly Baratheon and even some members of the Night's Watch. But the HBO production repeatedly turned down Sam Heughan!

6. The "Outlander" title song is related to the Battle of Culloden

The iconic theme song of "Outlander", "The Skye Boat Song", is about how Bonnie Prince Charlie escapes to the Isle of Skye after the lost battle of Culloden. And the Scottish rebellion against the English led by Bonnie Prince Charlie was the central story of the first 2.5 seasons of "Outlander"!

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7. Diana Gabaldon never visited Scotland before starting to write

The American Diana Gabaldon wrote the master novels for "Outlander" with the "Highland Saga" (and was also involved in the series from the beginning). But Gabaldon never visited Scotland before starting work on her novel.

Instead, the writer used books and paintings for research and created an image of Scotland and the Highlanders in her mind. Diana Gabaldon has since visited Scotland several times.

Source: Daily Record

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First broadcast in Germany
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