'Outlander' star Caitriona Balfe on donning a producer's hat for Season 5: 'A really cool learning experience'
MEA WorldWide caught up with Caitriona Balfe to talk about her role as a producer for the new season of 'Outlander' and her love for voice acting
Much like Jamie Fraser is tasked with a leadership role in the new season of 'Outlander' on Starz, actors Sam Heughan (Jamie) and Caitriona Balfe (Claire Fraser) have been tasked with additional roles in Season 5.
Earlier this year, it was announced that both Balfe and Heughan had been given producer titles for the new season after both the actors expressed their desire to become more involved in the show's making.
MEA WorldWide (MEAWW) caught up with Caitriona Balfe at the Starz Premiere event for 'Outlander' Season 5 at Hollywood Palladium recently to talk about her experience in taking on the producer's role.
Balfe said, "It's been a really cool learning experience this season." The two actors "came late to the game" as it was announced just before filming Season 5 that the duo would be on board as producers. Balfe said, "A lot of it was just sort of observing and seeing where we can be a benefit."
Balfe also said that as the season progressed, Heughan and herself started to have more of an influence and they hope to take on more responsibility for a potential Season 6. She said, "You want to be able to grow and expand within your job and learn new skills."
She said, "We've been at this job now for six-and-a-half years... It's become so easy in some ways that there's more space and there's more bandwidth to try and take on new roles."
Balfe also spoke about her experience of doing voice-acting for Netflix's fantasy series 'The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance', saying it was "so much fun". She said, "I hadn't really done any much of it before, and it's just great. Like you get to go into the sound booth and really play. I mean, it's just complete play."
Balfe continued, "I got to do these crazy voices and it's just so much fun." Balfe also spoke about working with Louis Leterrier, who served as director for the show, saying, "He's great. He's just like this fantastic big child and he was so excited about making it so fun and big," adding that she would love to do more voice acting.
'Outlander' airs on Starz on Sunday nights at 8/7c.