We totally get it, Outlander fans: Sam Heughan melts your panties off your body. And, yes, we'll admit it: he's easy on the eyes (though, as of this writing, all of our panties are still in solid state format). But you've got to give some love to a man who makes things funny around these parts. After all, Outlander deals with some pretty heavy subject matter. Inevitably, every episode will feature someone getting raped, someone trying to avoid getting raped, someone getting severely injured by Black Jack Randall, or someone getting killed. With all the rape, torture, and murder this side of Westeros, you need to laugh once in a while. For Outlander, that comes (or rather, came) in the form of Stephen Walters in his role of Angus.
An Ode To Stephen Walters
So, because we all need to laugh once in a while -- and as a tribute to his online fan club, the Angus' Angels -- we present to you this tribute/interview to Stephen Walters.
Thank you, Stephen, for making us laugh as Angus -- for being the Laurel to Grant O'Rourke's Hardy in the form of Rupert, for always being quick with a quote, a joke, or a sassy observation on life in the Scottish Highlands in the 1700s.
Thank you, Stephen, for being versatile -- for being able to don many hats in your storied acting career, switching it up between tragedy and comedy with equal aplomb.
Thank you, Stephen, for all your work with the Bathgate Regal Theatre -- for, together with your co-star Scott Kyle, pointing out the importance of community theater in an actor's life, for reminding people why it's important to support the arts, and for donating the proceeds from your upcoming album to charity to further prove that the love of the art is more important than the love of the money.
Thank you, Stephen, for being who you are online -- for taking no shit from a fringe group that would dare denigrate you and your efforts, for never being afraid to tell people to sod off, and for putting boundaries in place when they're sorely needed. But we also thank you for showing love in return to those who show love for you, including your co-stars Sam and Cait and legends like William "Captain Kirk FOREVER" Shatner.
Most of all, thank you, Stephen, for being who you are offline -- for being gracious, intelligent, and thoughtful.
Check out the interview with Stephen Walters below, where he talks about his time on Outlander, his work with the Bathgate Regal Theatre, and more!