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Tom Ellis Reveals to Sam Heughan the 'Outlander' Role He Auditioned For!

Tom Ellis Reveals to Sam Heughan the 'Outlander' Role He Auditioned For!

Tom Ellis and Sam Heughan were almost co-stars!

Tom, 43, recently interviewed his longtime friend Sam, 41, for Square Mile.

During their chat, Tom revealed that he actually auditioned for a role on Sam‘s hit show Outlander.

Click inside to find out what role he auditioned for…

“I’m going to let you into a little secret,” Tom said. “I auditioned for Outlander, not for Jamie Fraser but for Tobias Menzies‘ part, ‘Black Jack’ Randall.”

For those who don’t know, Black Jack is the descendant of Claire’s (Caitriona Balfe) husband Frank, that terrorized Claire and Jamie (Heughan) for three seasons. He raped Jamie in season one of Outlander.

Both Black Jack and Frank were played by Tobias.

After learning that Tom almost played Black Jack, Sam responded, “Firstly, dude, I’m not sure how I’d have felt having you, I don’t know, assault me shall we say.”

While they agreed Tom‘s casting would’ve been “tricky,” Sam acknowledged that he would have done a great job in the role.

“I know we would have had a great time,” Sam said. “Actually, you would have been brilliant at that because Frank Randall is this charming, loveable character and then Black Jack, the other part you would have had to play, is just violent.”

He added, “It’s a great part. Tobias, of course, does an amazing job but that would have been so different.”

Find out when season six of Outlander will premiere here!

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