Sam Heughan, as “Outlander” hero Jamie Fraser, was at the center of one of TV’s most talked-about moments last season.
The Starz drama went to its darkest corners in its finale when sadistic Capt. Jack “Black Jack” Randall raped and tortured Jamie multiple times—it was a turn that drew some criticism and spawned numerous think pieces and essays on TV’s depiction of rape.
Others praised Heughan’s performance during the violent scenes, and the nuance he brought in the aftermath as his character dealt with its effects. And so was launched the Twitter quest to get Heughan TV’s most coveted trophy when the hashtag #EmmyforSamHeughan circulated in the wake of his impressive performance.
Heughan will talk to us about the controversial episode, and reflect on the season as a whole, when he takes part in our Emmy Contender live-streaming video series on Monday at 11 a.m. PDT. He’ll be joining us remotely from Scotland where he’s filming “Outlander’s” second season.
We’ll also be taking your questions. You can leave them in the comments section here or tweet to us using the hashtag #askLATimes. Allow us to apologize now if we can’t get to them all.
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