Day Outlander actor Sam met some REAL Highland hardmen
HE plays the world’s most famous fictional Highlander.
Now, Outlander star Sam Heughan has tried his hand at becoming the real deal.
The 40-year-old actor, best known as Jamie Fraser in the popular TV drama, was given a masterclass in tossing the caber by Scotland’s top heavyweight athlete, Kyle Randalls last week.
Heughan travelled to Braemar – the spiritual home of the Highland Games – with Outlander co-star Graham McTavish to film scenes for their new travel series Men in Kilts: A Roadtrip.
Dressed in a red kilt and a white singlet, Heughan was pictured straining as he lifted the caber.
He was also spotted nursing a crushed hand after a particularly firm handshake from the professional strongman.
The actors were given the chance to try out a number of heavyweight events in the arena where the Braemar Gathering usually takes place each September. They were greeted by representatives from both the Braemar Royal Highland Society and the Scottish Highland Games Association.
The eight-part series, which will air on US TV network Starz – which also broadcasts Outlander – will see the pair travel around their home country in a campervan, exploring Scottish history and culture. Heughan first announced the idea on his Instagram account during the summer of 2019.
PHEW: Outlander star takes a break during his heavyweight workout
STRAIN: Sam Heughan struggles to lift the caber at Braemar SWING: Heavyweight Kyle Randalls comes to his aid as caber topples SQUEEZE: Sam feels the grip of a Highland handshake