Outlander star Sam Heughan is preparing to film the eighth and final season of the hit Starz show, and the emotions are running high. As he says farewell to his beloved character Jamie Fraser, Heughan has been receiving support from fans, his Outlander family, and even his co-star from The Couple Next Door, Eleanor Tomlinson. Tomlinson, who once had to say goodbye to her character Demelza Poldark, offered valuable advice to Heughan about moving on. Heughan admitted that his heart is broken as he films the final season of Outlander, but he hopes that they can end it with satisfaction and make it the best one yet.
Outlander was confirmed to return for one last season, with 26 new episodes to tell more of Claire and Jamie's passionate love story. Heughan can rely on Tomlinson for advice on life after Outlander, as she is there for him whenever he needs her. Heughan spoke about his new role in the upcoming Channel 4 erotic thriller, where he portrays Danny, a neighbor who has a one-night affair with Tomlinson's character Evie. Tomlinson explained that she stuck to her guns about on-camera nudity, feeling that it was not necessary for the project. She believes that nudity can actually pause the concentration of viewers and that storytelling should be character-driven. Heughan, on the other hand, was excited about the opportunity to play a different character and found the scripts for the new series captivating.