Caitriona Balfe details ambitions to direct an episode of Outlander and admits she's 'sad' it hasn't happened yet

Caitriona Balfe has admitted she’s been trying to direct an episode of Outlander for a while and is sad she’s not yet had the chance.

The actress, who appears in Kenneth Branagh film Belfast, is already credited as a producer on the show alongside fellow actor Sam Heughan, and had wanted to take things a step further .

Caitriona says she learned a lot from Kenneth Brannagh, and appreciated how loyal and respectful he was towards the rest of the cast, and admitted she’d love to ‘grow up just like him’ as a director in the future.

She told SheKnows website: “In terms of Outlander I’ve been knocking on that door wanting to direct for quite some time. It’s been difficult I think.

“I was hoping I’d maybe get to do some extra scenes last season but with the pandemic and being pregnant and being in almost every scene again put a spanner in the works in terms of that.

“It’s unlikely this season I think. These things really need to be planned and I don’t think it’s happening. I’m sad about it. I would love to.”

Caitriona also told the website about dancing with Jamie Dornan in front of Judi Dench for her new movie, and admitted: “It was just a joy on day one. I was nervous about the dancing anyway but that was an added layer to it for certain.”


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