Fun fact you might have heard about Outlander star Sam Heughan: He auditioned for Game of Thrones. Many, many times. (Proof that those casting directors are NOT flawless!)
But now that Sam is starring in his own fantastic Starz series (returning Saturday) could there actually be some sort of Game of Thrones/Outlander crossover in the works?
Absolutely! If Sam gets his way.
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Turns out, the Scottish actor is very intrigued by the idea that Game of Thrones author George R.R. Martin and Outlander author Diana Gabaldon are already meeting up on the regular.
"I believe [George and Diana] sit down regularly and have lunches," Sam told me during our whiskey-tasting sit down. "There could be like, this Outlander/Game of Thrones crossover. Maybe Diana could put some dragons somewhere into Outlander…Yeah, spinoff series!"
Lest you think the 50 Proof Scotch did some permanent brain damage, we are aware this idea will probably never happen, but wowwww…If you are a fan of both Outlander and Game of Thrones (which return April 4 and April 12, respectively), how the mind boggles at what a crossover would be like, right? On Outlander, they can travel to any time, and you just know that Jamie and Claire Fraser (Caitriona Balfe) would look badass sitting on that throne, while feeding their adorable mixed family of human babies and baby dragons. (And now I can add fan fiction to my resume.)
For his part, Sam seems to have no hard feelings about not getting ever getting a part on Game of Thrones.
"I love that show so much. It's really good," he says of the HBO hit. "They've got an amazing ensemble. I've met some of the actors and I'm such a fanboy. I absolutely love it."
And besides, rejection is all in a day's work when you're an actor.
"That was just one of many, many [roles] I never got," Sam admitted with a laugh. "I guess that's the life of a jobbing actor. You have periods where you don't get anything, and then you have periods where it's very busy."
True enough. But, Sam, next time you sees George R.R. Martin, do us a favor and go all Julia Roberts in Pretty Woman on him, OK?
"Big mistake. Heughan."