Outlander star Caitriona Balfe reveals she lied to producers about her horse riding skills

Outlander star Caitriona Balfe has admitted she fibbed to producers about her riding skills before she got a job on the hit Starz show.

And the Irish actress who has received critical acclaim for her character in her latest film Belfast which is released on January 21 in the UK admitted she found Scotland so cold during one take that she didn’t have to act during a scene.

Caitriona was talking to TotalFilm.com when she spoke about the skills she has learned since appearing on screen.

She confessed: “Horse Riding. I pretended I cold ride a horse before I got Outlander but now I think I”:m a pretty good horse rider. I love it.”

Fans of the show know Caitriona has been filmed many times alongside Sam Heughan on a horse.

A smiling Claire (Caitriona Balfe)
A smiling Claire (Caitriona Balfe) in OUtlander

Caitriona also said she experienced the ‘worst mud bath I’ve ever seen’ during season one of Outlander during December.

She recalled : “One day it just rained constantly. We were doing a shoot where I had to get up on a horse. I was soaked. I was freezing. I remember the director saying he wanted me to shiver. I was literally shaking, “This is not me acting.”

Caitriona also revealed she liked one of the nighties her character Claire Fraser on Outlander wore so much that she bought a carbon copy of it for herself.

She laughed: “Now it just sits pristine in this cover, and I’ve never worn it.”

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