CANNES, FRANCE – MAY 12: Caitriona Balfe attends the “Money Monster” press conference during the 69th annual Cannes Film Festival at the Palais des Festivals on May 12, 2016 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Ian Gavan/Getty Images)
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Caitriona Balfe, Outlander- Nominee, Best Performance By An Actress In A TV Series – Drama

“This was the biggest thing I’ve ever done so it was quite daunting in the beginning.  The big challenge with playing fantasy is that you have to make it truthful and make the audience believe that that’s actually real and could be possible.” Caitriona Balfe is talking to us about Claire, the nurse she plays in the Starz series Outlander, for which she just won her second Golden Globe nomination.  Based on the time-travel bestsellers by Diana Gabaldon, the show has been renewed for a third and fourth season.  The story begins in 1945 when Claire and her husband Frank are on holiday in Inverness, Scotland, but Claire travels back in time to the 18th century after a mystical experience at the standing stones at Craigh na Dun.  Rescued by a band of Scotsmen led by Jamie Fraser (Sam Heughan) after being attacked by a Redcoat who is the exact double of the husband she left behind, she has to live with them and eventually finds romance and adventure with Jamie, even as she tries to find her way back to the 20th century.