Outlander: Jamie Fraser star Sam Heughan stuns fans with transformation So different!

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The Scottish star landed his breakout role with the first season of Outlander in 2013. After starring in the Starz drama for five seasons, with a sixth on the way, Sam Heughan has revealed where it all began by posting a rare photo of himself pre-stardom on his latest Instagram story.

Sam Heughan reposted an image of himself from nine years ago in his latest Instagram story on Tuesday.

The image of the 32-year-old actor, now 41, was originally posted by his friend Holly Johnson.

It features Heughan and a group of his close pals about to take part in one of Las Vegas’s legendary activities for his friend Mike’s birthday.

The Outlander star exclaimed in the story’s caption: “Nine years ago!!?”

“Jumping off the Stratosphere in Vegas for Mike’s birthday!” 

Heughan and his friends were decked out in blue and yellow jumpsuits and harnesses in preparation for the launch.

Fans also couldn’t help noticing the actor’s hair was much darker than they’re used to seeing. 

His most well-known and long-running role as Scottish highlander Jamie Fraser requires him to have ginger hair, usually let down in long curls.

However, Heughan clearly took part in the jump before starting work on the series as his hair seemed to have been dyed completely black in 2012. 

Viewers may also be surprised to learn ginger is not actually his natural hair colour.

As opposed to the rugged Scottish warrior, Heughan is usually dark blonde. 

The star is required to grow out and dye his hair in preparation for each new season of Outlander.

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Thankfully, his hair colour clearly doesn’t matter to most fans, as demonstrated when another older picture of the star was recently shared on Twitter. 

A fan named Pam Brown replied: “Sam looks so different with black hair!! Still attractive!”

As the wait for Outlander season six continues, Sam Heughan has been posting a number of throwbacks to his time on the series in recent weeks. 

Fans still waiting for ‘Droughtlander’ to end were thrilled by his post last week featuring his co-star Caitriona Balfe.

The behind-the-scenes snap featured them both in character as Jamie and Claire at the magical stones of Craigh Na Dun during the second season. 

@arrenbookaholic replied: “Season two was just a tearjerking ride from beginning to end.”

While @mrsmacb said: “Aaah, the original curls! I miss them!”

Jamie has started to look a lot different in recent years, and his new look is expected to continue into season six.

Now he has left the Jacobite Rising far behind him, he has traded his scraggly locks for a straight ponytail, clean shave and glasses. 

Audiences are certainly missing his scruffier look, though the same probably can’t be said about Sam Heughan’s black hairdo from 2012. 

Outlander season 6 will premiere in early 2022 on Starz.


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