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During the show's TCA press tour panel Friday (Jan. 10), series creator Ron Moore, Gabaldon and stars Heughan and Caitriona Balfe thanked fans for their immense support. Below are a few other fun tidbits from the presentation.
Gabaldon on whether the huge fanbase has affected her writing: "Absolutely not. I am creating this and with luck, they'll like it. ... If people like it, I'm happy, but I'm never going to write something because I think someone else will like it."
Moore on whether the show will be one book per season: "We're not locked into that because some books are bigger than other books. ... [but] I hope I have such problems."
Gabaldon on her involvement in the series: "I don't actually write scripts or direct or anything. I will get two lines in one scene as a cameo, and that's the extent of my actual personal involvement. ... They ask my opinion every now and again, though they aren't obliged to accept it."
Heughan on wearing a kilt: "We use the traditional kilt, it's a long bit of cloth. Ours are about 70 feet long. They're basically used as a tool. The Highlanders would use them to keep themselves warm, they would use them as sleeping bag, you can use them as camouflage, they had a variety of uses. It took a long time to get used to it, but it's a real joy to work in."
Gabaldon on her writing: "People always say to me, 'You write such strong women.' Well, I don't like stupid ones -- why would I write about them?"
"Outlander" premieres in summer 2014 on Starz.