Sam Heughan and Caitriona Balfe talked about why the love between their respective characters in the “Outlander” TV series has been described as the “greatest love story.” The popular TV series has finished airing its first season, and has won the EWwy award for Best Drama Series.
According to the announcement made by Entertainment Weekly, the TV series got over 82 percent of the fan votes for Best Drama Series, making it the clear winner in this category. “Sons of Anarchy” came in second with 4.8 percent of the votes and “How To Get Away with Murder” was third with 4.26 percent.
Heughan won the Best Actor in a drama series award with over 82 percent of the votes. Andrew Lincoln of “The Walking Dead” came in second with over 10 percent of the votes and Timothy Olyphant of “Justified” came in third.
Balfe won the Best Actress award for her portrayal of Claire in the “Outlander" TV series. She had to beat Katey Sagal of “Sons of Anarchy,” Kerry Washington of “Scandal,” Gillian Anderson of “The Fall” and Ruth Wilson of “The Affair” to win the award.
Tobias Menzies, who played the two characters Frank and Jack Randall, won the Best Supporting actor award. Jordan Gavaris of “Orphan Black” came in second and Vincent D’Onofrio came in third for “Daredevil.”
A video showed the cast members and executive producer Ronald Moore talk about how the relationship between the two main characters evolved in the show. The video title referred to their relationship as “TVs greatest love story.”
Balfe said that the relationship between her character and Jamie grew organically in the TV series, and there was enough space for them to become friends first and fall in love later. Moore, on the other hand, said that Jamie was struggling not to tell her that he loves her and pointed out that the fans, who have read the books on which the TV series is based on, feel that he had fallen in love with her the moment he saw her.
Heughan said that the two characters learn a lot from each other. While Claire brings with her a modern outlook about women and society from the 1940s, Jamie teaches her to survive in 1740s Scotland. The two cast members are currently busy filming the next season of “Outlander.”