As you may know I am a huge fan of Outlander. I read all the books years ago and had always wondered why it wasn’t a movie or TV show. Imagine my elation when I found out Starz was turning it into a series with an incredible cast. Sam Heughan, Caitriona Balfe, and Tobias Menzies skillfully bring these characters I’ve loved for so long to life.

What was not so skillful is the way I blushed and stammered as I interviewed Sam Heughan at the EW party during SDCC.  If my red cheeks didn’t give me away, I’m sure he could feel the heat coming off of my face from blushing. This gorgeous man, recently featured on the cover of Men’s Health South Africa, was gracious enough to continue the interview and not call me out on my crush.

Outlander star Sam Heughan humoring me at the EW Comic-Con party

We talked about how he manages the physically and emotionally demanding role of Jamie Fraser and how the fans reacted to a sneak peek of the first episode of season 3.

Men’s Health South Africa August 2017 CR: Sean Laurenz/Men’s Health South Africa

Watch the interview below! And Sam I promise next time, I’ll pull it together!