From Elle Magazine:
So, what was going through your head as you were filming that pivotal, virginal, hugely anticipated sex scene?
We’re very aware that there was some anticipation about that scene, of course. Caitriona [Balfe] and I hadn’t done many of those scenes before. I’d done a little on-stage and in other productions, but it was very much about making our own discovery together. It’s about two people discovering each other; it wasn’t about playing a virgin or playing someone who doesn’t know what he’s doing. [My character] Jamie is also invested in it and he’s kind of fallen for her already, or at least, is at the precipice of falling. It’s about him really feeling every moment and it being very sensual. We wanted it to be very sensual. We didn’t want it to be gratuitous or soft porn. I think, if you watch it, we don’t…
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