There has been some “stuff” going on about relationships, I’m not commenting further except to state what we, at Outlander.online believe.
- We believe Diana Gabaldon wrote a wonderful series of novels (and novellas, and a two more books to come, Yay!).
- We believe Outlander is a great TV series based on the books. Seasons 1 & 2 and 3 are already created, Season 4 is currently being filmed.
- We believe Jamie and Claire are fictional characters, both in the book and TV series. Though there are a least three characters (maybe even more) in the book series who are based on real people.
- We believe Sam Heughan and Caitriona Balfe are actors playing the parts of Jamie and Claire. We do not confuse acting with real life.
- We believe as actors, Sam and Caitriona are required to attend various fan functions, press events, exhibition openings and TV interviews as part of their jobs as actors, further, we believe this does NOT make them a couple in real life. We do not tolerate comments about “shipping” (derived from relationSHIP) where some insist that actors portraying characters in a fictional relationship are in a relationship in real life. We do not do that here.
- We don’t post pictures of the actors posing for fan photos in the street or similar, out of respect for their right to privacy. Though we do post images of them where they are involved in professional photo shoots for work purposes (furthering their careers) and behind the scenes shots while on set, pictures taken at award ceremonies and similar industry events and functions, pictures used in online and hard copy magazines, these all being promotional work for Outlander.
- We may share photos the Outlander cast and crew have made available to the public on social media.
- We do not keep track of the current location of any member of the cast or crew or their families. Nor do we discuss where they live.
- We are NOT a gossip site and we do not perpetuate rumours. We do not allow articles we seek to do so, even those which repeatedly say they are not together, thereby perpetuating the conversation.
- We believe the cast has great on screen chemistry (great casting), and because we don’t know them personally (and have no right to) think they’re probably friends, like lots of work associates are, and that is the end of the matter.