“Outlander” lead star, Sam Heughan, confessed that he had a hard time filming love scenes with his co-star and leading lady, Caitriona Balfe. The actor told the media that although he is good friends and comfortable with Balfe, doing steamy scenes is still difficult for him.

In fact, the 37-year-old actor stressed that those sex scenes were the most difficult part during the “Outlander” Season 3 filming. During his interview with Gold Derby, he shared how he and his co-star, Balfe enjoy acting out the drama sequences as they always give their all.

However, he added that it is uncomfortable to act out the lovey-dovey scenes especially sex scenes. The actor further said that it is the technical aspect of the romantic scenes which he considers as difficult to portray.

Despite this, fans and viewers of the history drama romance series noted the undeniable chemistry of the on-screen couple.

Dating rumors

According to Inquistr, many fans believed that Sam Heughan’s reason why he finds it hard to film sex scenes with Caitriona Balfe is because of his strong and genuine feelings. Although the duo never admitted their real romance, most of their fans think that they are a real couple.

Fans have been long speculating about the “Outlander” lead stars' romance in real life.

But both Heughan and Caitriona always deny the rumors and state that they are just very good friends and colleagues. Despite this, many fans reasoned that their body language and actions say otherwise. They are also noted to be very close in real life. In fact, they are always sweetly bickering, posting and tagging each other on social media such as in Twitter.

“Outlander” season 3 release date

The cast and crew, including Sam Heughan and Caitriona Balfe, had confirmed that the filming for “Outlander” Season 3 was already done. The series is set to return to Starz this September.

The new season will pick up where the second season has left off. It will tell the story of Claire Randall (Caitriona Balfe) returning to her 1948 life, the same year she got pregnant and gave birth to Jamie’s daughter, Brianna. She also needs to let Frank (Tobias Menzies) know about her pregnancy. Meanwhile, Jamie Fraser (Sam Heughan) is still in the 18th century after coming back from the battle of Culloden.

Fans are excited to know what will happen to both Claire and Jamie after they got separated and hopeful for their steamy reunion.