We use your sign-up to provide content in ways you’ve consented to and to improve our understanding of you. This may include adverts from us and 3rd parties based on our understanding. You can unsubscribe at any time. More info Sam Heughan has been praised by the executive producers of hit time-travelling drama Outlander. In a clip for Outlander: Season 6 Collector’s Edition set, Blu-ray, released on September 20, Maril Davis explains why the Scots star was the only actor for the role of hunky Highland warrior Jamie Fraser. “I remember we were at our offices in Pasadena,” Davis recalls in the clip. “You’re watching tapes and on the first round of casting, Sam’s audition tape came up and we watched it, and we all realised in that moment that this was our Jamie.
“And all along we assumed we’d never find him. It was like a needle in a haystack. He just popped out right away. “He wasn’t anyone that any of us had seen before. We instantly knew he had the charisma, he had the charm, he had the humour to play Jamie. “And then we did a video conference with him and immediately, he just jumped off the screen. “Sometimes in this life, there are certain actors out there who were born to play certain parts and Sam Heughan was born to play Jamie Fraser.” Recently, Sam Heughan was crowned the most influential Outlander star on social media.