Outlander has a great cast to play its characters, so it’s hard to imagine another actor playing them.
However, one of the main roles on the show was going to be for a Grey’s Anatomy actress. The historical drama is based on the Outlander novels and follows the life of Claire Randall, a former World War II nurse who lived with her husband in 1945
. But then she mysteriously disappears when she touches some strange stones.
Claire travels through time to the time of 1743, in which she finds herself in a Scottish rebellion against the British, becoming part of the group where she meets Jamie Fraser.
But the actress who brings Claire’s character to life is played by popular actress Caitriona Balfe. He has done an incredible job bringing the character to life, showing his strength and intelligence.
The actress keeps her both a great chemistry with actor Jamie Fraser, Sam Heughan, which makes the love story of the series is even more charming.
But the reality is that the actress who was going to play Claire, according to the Mental Floss diary, was going to be a popular actress from Grey’s Anatomy, Katherine Heigl.
Katherine Heigl was the first choice to play Claire. The star was pretty confident that she would play the role, as she hinted at in a 2010 interview with The New York Times.
Although they didn’t cast Heigl for the lead role, it took them a while to find the perfect Claire. Until they finally ended up casting Balfe for the lead role a few weeks before filming began.