Outlander's Sam Heughan teases major change in new role might include singing

Outlander star Sam Heughan will be back on our screens sooner than ever as his star studded romantic comedy will hit cinemas next month.

The 41-year-old actor from Dumfries will be the rom-com’s leading man alongside music legend Celine Dion and Priyanka Chopra Jonas.

The Outlander heart-throb even teased there may be a few musical notes in his upcoming flick as he chatted on Zoe Ball’s BBC Radio 2 show.

Sam Heughan and Graham McTavish wore matching coloured shirts

Sam was joined by his Outlander co-star Graham McTavish to talk about their upcoming projects on Tuesday morning.

Zoe asked Sam about his upcoming film, Text For You, which is due out next month.

The Scottish star revealed: “It’s with Priyanka Chopra as well, it’s a lovely little romantic-comedy.”

Sam is delighted to star alongside Celine in her first major acting role.

He continued: “Celine Dion, I think it’s the first thing she’s acted in. And she is just brilliant. She is really good.”

Graham and Zoe were both surprised Celine had never acted before.

Sam’s co-star asked: “It’s the first thing? That’s amazing; does she sing?”

The Outlander star teased: “She may sing. Other people may sing as well.”

His revelation prompted stunned responses from Zoe and Graham, who were eager to hear more.

The actor’s iconic character Jamie Fraser has sung some traditional Highland tunes and even danced in the first five seasons of Outlander.

However, Sam’s upcoming role in Text For You could be the first time he has taken on a fully musical role.

Based on a 2016 German film of the same name, it’s still unknown just how much Celine’s singing will factor in the English-language remake.

As the proposed release date of December 21 is just around the corner, hopefully, Sam’s fans can get their first glimpse of his new project very soon.

Unfortunately, Graham wasn’t convinced his vocal talents could match up to his famous co-star.

When Zoe asked if he could sing, Graham hesitated for several moments.

He finally said: “Well, ‘sing’ is such a subjective word, isn’t it?

“It’s sort of like the cry of some sort of wounded animal.”

Graham and Sam have remained frequent collaborators over the years, despite the former returning to Outlander for just one episode in the last season.

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On Zoe’s Tuesday show they also teased a secretive fourth project, for which they were unable to spill any details.

Plus, Graham will be playing a major role in the upcoming Game of Thrones prequel House of the Dragon, and may even pop up for another cameo in the next season of Outlander.

Outlander season 6 will premiere on March 6, 2022 on Starz.


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