Outlander’s Graham McTavish shares Men in Kilts ‘disaster’: ‘Didn’t want to make the show’

Men in Kilts trailer stars Sam Heughan and Graham McTavish

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Men in Kilts will take viewers on an adventure and Sam Heughan and Graham McTavish discover the rich and complex history of Scotland. They will meet local artisans and experts as well as sampling some of the finest produce Scotland has to offer. While everything in the series will look completely professional, the friends and Outlander co-stars have admitted there’s plenty of footage for a blooper reel.

Graham didn’t hesitate when asked if there were moments didn’t go to plan.

Sam agreed noting that while they include a credit sequence for every episode which shows a blooper, there’s plenty more to share.

The pair both agreed a moment involving sheep shearing was particularly difficult as they didn’t get along with their co-stars.

Sam began: “We tried to include in the credit sequence of every episode, where you get to see a little blooper or a moment.

“There were so many that we kept changing them, when we were doing the final edits. I think the sheep-sheering was a great moment.”

“What a disaster!” Graham added.

Sam continued: “The sheep got away and the sound man’s equipment got trampled on.

“The sheep were jumping over it and there was sheep excrement everywhere. It was just a mess. It was chaos.”

Graham explained: “The sheep really didn’t want to make the TV show, at all.”

“They had it in for us!” Sam told Collider.

Graham went on to add: “And how heavy is a sheep? Wow. They’re not light.

“They’re bloody heavy. Those farmers make it look easy, picking up those things and flinging them around.”

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Outlander fans who have been following Sam and Graham know the idea for the show originally started out as a podcast.

The pair have also written Clanlands which shares details from their road trip, which viewers might not get to see.

Filming for the series took place in Summer 2020 during the coronavirus pandemic when restrictions eased.

The duo climbed into a camper van and drove across the highlands visiting Edinburgh, Glencoe, Skye, Lewis and Inverness.

Fans have been excited to see Sam and Graham reunited on screen together, with many sharing their delight on Twitter.

“Aaaggghhh I cannae WAIT till we can travel again! Scotland is top of the list. Flag of ScotlandFlag of Scotland,” one fan said replying to a tweet containing a trailer for the new series.

Another added: ”Can’t wait! Can’t wait to be able to travel again. All of this has made me want to travel to Scotland!”

“I am so looking forward to watching @MenInKiltsSTARZ We all could use some laughter and joy! Now I just need to figure out how to watch it!” a third shared.

Men in Kilts is available to watch on Starz. Outlander seasons 1-5 are available to watch on Amazon Prime Video and Starz now.

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