Dumfries born actor, Sam Heughan was left “harm” and “embarrassed” after fellow actor Richard Madden did not recognise him throughout an event.
Heughan, who’s greatest identified for his function as Jamie Fraser in Outlander, graduated from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland in 2003 and labored as a waiter after being unsuccessful find appearing jobs.
Each actors who studied in Glasgow on the prestigious faculty attended an occasion in London the place Heughan, 42 was left reeling after the awkward encounter with The Bodyguard star.
The Daily Record reports that, In his current memoir, Waypoints: My Scottish Journey, Heughan reminisced in regards to the incident and famous that Madden, 36, was at a really completely different level in his profession. Madden graduated from the identical drama faculty in 2007, and had reportedly met Heughan beforehand as the 2 had mutual mates – together with his ex girlfriend, who had lived within the Eternals actors flat in Glasgow.
On the time of their encounter, Madden had began his function in Sport of Thrones and was one of many company in attendance on the occasion at London’s V&A Museum. Heughan recalled: “I might been tasked with holding a tray of the company’ drinks whereas they nipped out for a puff, and I used to be gossiping with a colleague once I appeared up and noticed Richard Madden strolling over to put his gin and tonic on my tray.”
Heughan went on to jot down that he was about to greet Madden when he realised that Madden hadn’t remembered him. “The phrases caught in my throat. He hadn’t acknowledged me, regardless that we had met a couple of occasions. My ex-girlfriend had lived in his Glasgow residence,” he wrote.
Heughan did not reveal what yr the encounter occurred, however since Sport of Thrones did not air till 2011 and he did not land his Outlander function till 2013 – it doubtless occurred between these two years.
Since then, so much has modified as Heughan’s function as Jamie in Outlander catapulted him into worldwide stardom and has since starred in The Spy Who Dumped Me, SAS: Crimson Discover, and Love Once more which will likely be launched in 2023. The Dumfries born actor does not have any in poor health emotions in direction of Madden for failing to acknowledge him however that it left him feeling “harm” nonetheless.
“It wasn’t Richard’s fault, he is the loveliest fellow and we have met since, however the truth that he was my peer and I wished to be on the opposite aspect of the serving tray harm,” he continued. “The entire time, I simply gripped tightly to the tray, my knuckles turning white, hoping the bottom would swallow me up.”
Heughan wrote that afterward, he instantly “headed for the closest exit” as he was left feeling “ashamed and embarrassed”. Reflecting on it, he acknowledged that the expertise made him “extra resolved” to proceed along with his appearing profession.