Caitriona Balfe Wants to be more than an actor.

An interview with Vanity FairPublished Thursday, January 6, 2009. Outlander star said that she’s been vocal about her desire to direct an episode of the beloved series, which enters its sixth season in March, but thinks her request is “falling a little on deaf ears.” 

According to Balfe, she planned to direct an episode in season six, but the pandemic, her pregnancy and her role as the lead actress posed some difficulties. Balfe regrets it was not possible, but she says that “it would’ve been the best chance for me.” [to direct]In a safe area.”

“I’m so close with all of our camera crew, and they were always having conversations about what lens they’re using and what frame it is and they’re really always super helpful in giving me as much information as I want,” Balfe reflected. It’s unfortunate, but it is out of my control.