You can’t handle the chemistry in Caitriona Balfe and Sam Heughan’s audition tape
Outlander fans, prepare to readjust your #Droughtlander thirst dial to desert levels of parched…because what better way to spend the time until season 3 than watching Sam Heughan and Clare Fraser’s newly unearthed chemistry test?
For those who don’t know, a “chemistry test” is when show makers get two actors together to see how they would work off each other in a potential role. In the case of Outlander, chemistry was the operative word, because this was the moment when Sam Heughan and Caitriona Balfe had to prove they would be believable as the rather, uh, passionate pair of lovers the epic series revolves around. Fun fact: Sam already had the part, so this was actually Caitriona’s own make or break moment for the role that would change her life.
As you’ll see in this clip from ET below, it’s fairly obvious from the start that it was a match made in television heaven.