I’m supposed to be writing about Lotte Verbeek because I think she deserves to have her status upped in the game, but as I was going through my screengrabs for the latest Official Outlander Trailer, I noticed something very enticing – Jamie’s lips.
In reality, of course, they’re Sam Heughan‘s lips but I prefer to keep the two men separate. Gasp! Jamie is Sam. Sam is Jamie. I know. I know. I agree with everyone that Sam Heughan has made Jamie his alternate persona. Maybe we can even say he’s taken over Jamie’s body and soul. That’s fine. I don’t want anyone throwing figurative eggs at me. I simply prefer to remain respectful of the actor thus I prefer to talk about Jamie behind Mr. Heughan’s back.
But I digress . . . What was my point? Oh, yeah – Jamie’s lips. They are much like Claire’s chin in that they seem to have a personality of their own. I can’t wait to see how much of a work out they get in each episode – whether he’s smiling, biting his lip (one of my personal favorites. Yours, too?), talking, yelling, kissing (le sigh), or letting Gaelic slip between them. I’m sure there’s a host of other things his lips can do (get your mind out of the gutter, dirty birdy), and we’ll have fun witnessing them every week. Until then, I’ve created a little gallery of Sam’s lips from the trailers and pictures released from Outlander Starz for your viewing pleasure. Just for fun, they’re in countdown order. Enjoy.
#30: Jamie’s You Can’t See How Determined I Am But Look At Her Chin Lips – Even Claire is backing away from them.
#29: Jamie’s This Is What I Look Like When I’m Working Lips – His lips take their job very seriously.
#28: Jamie’s Face Off Lips – Facing Colum and Dougal in Leoch Hall. His lips show no fear.
#27: Jamie’s Warning Lips – Jamie’s lips are clearly worried about leaving Claire alone, wishing they could stay behind.
#26: Jamie’s Charging Lips – “Tulach Àrd!” His lips get a workout, leading him into battle.
#25: Jamie’s I hear Trouble Lips – Pursed for action and ready to fight.
#24: Jamie’s Fightin’ Lips – “Take that you damn English bastard!”
#23: Jamie’s I Hate Redcoats Lips – From the left side and the right, his lips are equal opportunity haters.
#22: Jamie’s Blurry Lips – Still looking good. They’re his lips.
#21: Jamie’s Take Your Bloody Hands Off My Sister, You English Pig Lips – Even outnumbered, his lips never back down.
#20: Jamie’s I Am So Gonna Kill You Lips – “You just picked on the wrong Highlander, Black Jack.”
#19: Jamie’s Please Don’t Hit My Perfect Lips Lips – Taking one for a lass. What a guy. His lips didn’t appreciate it though.
#18: Jamie’s Bloody Lips – Even blood doesn’t turn us away, right?
#17: Jamie’s I Really Do Not Want To Be Here Lips – The poor lad’s lips.
#16: Jamie’s Reflection Lips – Telling Claire his tale of woe.
#15: Jamie’s Talky Lips – English, French, Gaelic, Chinese . . . we could listen to him all day, aye?
#14: Jamie’s Whisker Lips – Ah, can’t ye just feel those whiskers ticklin’?
#13: Jamie’s Trust Me Lips – You don’t have to tell me twice.
#12: Jamie’s You’re Coming With Me Lips – Okay.
#11: Jamie’s Don’t Stop Lips – Um, she’s just supposed to change your bandage, lad, but we get what you’re wanting here.
Ready for the Top Ten? Here we go.
#10: Jamie’s I Want to Kiss You So Bad Lips – “Hey, I’m already half-way naked, and you are in a shift . . .”
#9: Jamie’s Kissy Lips – Remember, I’m covering Laoghaire’s face NOT Nell Hudson.
#8: Jamie’s Flirty Lips – “Yeah, she digs us. It must be my lips.”
#7: Jamie’s I Want You & You Want Me, You Just Don’t Know It Yet Lips – Look how perfectly their lips line up together.
#6: Jamie’s I’m a Complicated Man Lips – “You don’t know the half of it, Sassenach.”
#5: Jamie’s He Said Sasseanch Lips – Is this the first time he says it with affection?
#4: Jamie’s I’m biting My Lip Because I Kind of Like Ye Lips – Uh huh.
#3: Jamie’s Don’t I Have The Cutest Smile? Lips – Answer: Why, yes you do.
#2: Jamie’s This is What My Lips Will Look Like When I Kiss Ye, Sasseanch Lips – And we can’t wait!
#1: Jamie’s Hello, My Name is Sam Heughan, and I’ll Be Playing the Man of Your Dreams, Jamie Fraser lips – Thought I’d go with a classic for #1.
I hope you enjoyed my little countdown. Perhaps you agree – at least with most of them. No matter. Jamie’s lips are an institution now.