Outlander’s Caitriona Balfe opens up on ‘going to dark places’ as Claire Fraser

Caitriona continued: “Using your own psyche and mining your own emotions can be, if you’re not careful, you can do yourself psychological damage, so it’s important early on when you do this job that you learn to separate your own life from your life at work, at least for me.”

The actress also opened up on what she thought of Claire’s rape and how it was handled.

“Anytime you tackle sexual violence or rape you want to do it the most responsible way that you can and I think something we’ve always done on Outlander is try and take a point of view and highlight something that can be somewhat helpful in terms of starting a conversation,” she told fans.

“I mean, when we did season one, there was male rape, which was so unusual to see on TV.

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