Just yesterday, we shared the glorious news that Outlander star Sam Heughan was going to have the wonderful opportunity to meet Prince Charles while at his alma mater in the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. Now, we have photographic proof of that very thing.
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In a post below via the Conservatoire’s official Twitter account, you can see the two parties together for an event that took place earlier today. The Prince is an avid patron of the Conservatoire, which prepares its students for all sorts of careers in the arts, whereas Heughan of course has the wonderful connections and memories from his time there. He is the perfect representative of success when you consider how much his career is the product of one thing: Hard work. Outlander didn’t come for Sam overnight; prior to that, he did roles on series like Doctors and River City, one that don’t have the same exact international base that Outlander now does. This is often the story with many actors — you build a resume, work as hard as you can, and hope that the perfect opportunity rolls around for you to showcase some of your strengths. Playing Jamie Fraser did that for Sam, and he is able to use this now as a fantastic springboard to other big-ticket projects including The Spy Who Dumped Me and the upcoming Bloodshot. There are likely even more great things in his future as an actor, though it may be some time (think another hiatus) before he can dip his feet into another project.
Luckily, Sam had the time within his schedule to make that happen! Outlander is currently in the midst of production in Scotland — it probably helped that the Conservatoire isn’t too far from the show’s production base in Cumbernauld. As of late the series has been working on a wide array of different scenes, and obviously working to deliver a fantastic batch of episodes at some point, most likely in 2020. It feels unfair to really speculate that it will come any sooner, minus some sort of production time travel or fast-forward button.
While we endure this incredible Droughtlander, let’s hope that there are more opportunities to recognize the cast! We’ve seen Sam receive this honor, and just earlier this week Laura Donnelly was nominated for a Tony Award. It’s been a great week to be associated with all things Outlander, and we simply hope that this is a trend that continues for quite some time still.
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