‘Outlander’ Stars Sam Heughan and Graham McTavish’s Scottish Road Trip

‘Outlander’ Stars Sam Heughan and Graham McTavish's Scottish Road Trip

SH: Or hit anything!

Sam Heughan and Graham McTavish enjoy whisky while filming ‘Men in Kilts’ Courtesy of Starz

You’re pretty physical guys. Did you do any workouts together on the road?

SH: I brought two kettlebells with me, and I’d do workouts in the morning. They may be the best equipment to take on the road. I don’t think our driver, who drove us to set or around if we had too much whisky, was too fond of those kettlebells. I’d put them in my rucksack and whenever he tried to help us out with the bags, they’d hit him. He eventually learned not to help with that bag…I remember doing a workout one morning—and my room was right next to Graham’s—and I could hear him having breakfast, making coffee. And there I was in the middle of a grueling workout thinking, I’ve done this all wrong. I should have taken it a little easier.

GM: Really? Good for you! I wasn’t as disciplined as Sam. I didn’t really get in any regular workouts, and actually found the day to be a workout in one way or another.

SH: They were very physical days. Driving can take a lot out of you, then we’d go cycling around the countryside, climbing up hills, or out on the water. There was always a lot to get through.

Are either of you a morning person? How did you guys keep the energy up?

GM: Well, I would say Sam is a morning, afternoon, and evening person. I’m more of a just-before-going-to-bed kind of person. So it worked out well that he was able to keep me motivated and inspired throughout the day. Because he never flags, he really doesn’t, it’s extraordinary. He never complains, which makes me complain, and feel like I need to complain even more.

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