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Irish actress Caitriona Balfe welcomed her first son with husband Tony McGill in August last year. Unfortunately, production on the latest season of Outlander was pushed back due to the coronavirus pandemic, so the Starz series’ leading actress was still pregnant when it came time to film the Frasers’ toughest outing yet.

Claire Fraser star Caitriona has detailed how she dealt with being pregnant during production on the sixth season of Outlander.

The internationally successful Starz drama returned on March 6 with a gripping premiere which revealed more about Jamie Fraser’s (played by Sam Heughan) past.

Season six will prove to be one of the most gruelling outings of the show so far, as the Frasers face the brutal reality of the American Revolutionary War.

However, Caitriona was facing challenges of her own behind the scenes.

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“I feel so grateful that we got to work during that time,” she continued.

“We already had one lockdown where we were confined to our apartments for four months or whatever it was.

“It felt like a real privilege to be able to go to work, and to go to work on something we love so much with people we love so much.

“So even though it was a bit tiring, it still was nice to get out of the house and get to work.”