New Caitriona Balfe Interview with Sunday Independent   4 comments

Here’s a new interview of Caitriona Balfe with Sunday Independent


From Sunday Independent:

‘I’m still waiting for the flood of male adoration!‘ – Caitriona Balfe’s difficult road to acting stardom

It was the most nerve-wracking moment of Caitriona Balfe’s acting career. She had been summoned to New York to audition for Jodie Foster for a part in Money Monster, which Foster will direct, and which will also star George Clooney. As the daughter of a Monaghan Garda sergeant stood in the room with the star of Taxi Driver and The Silence Of The Lambs, she tried to banish from her mind all thoughts of Foster’s legendary career and delivered the performance of her life.

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She told the Sunday Independent: “You have in your head everything she’s done and all the incredible things she’s achieved. I was brought up watching her, looking up to her. But once you’re actually in the room with her, the pressure of knowing all that stuff leaves you a bit because she’s incredibly giving. We weren’t having heart-to-hearts but she gave me a lot of work advice and how to approach character.”

Clooney, too, was easy to deal with: “You had this preconception that it’s going to be this star. He was goofy, constantly making jokes, just a very chill person. He gets into the work and treats everyone in the same way.”

Balfe, 35, is currently in Glasgow, filming scenes for the next series of Outlander, in which she has been steaming up screens all year – Rolling Stone recently named the willowy, chiselled Irishwoman as one of the 25 hottest sex symbols in the world. The role also helped win her a nomination in the category of Rising Star at the Iftas – which she describes as “a huge honour” – and marked the belated flowering of her prodigious acting talent after what she calls “a bit of a detour”. That would be a modelling career which saw her grace the covers of Vogue and Elle, and walk down the catwalk for everyone from Giorgio Armani to Karl Lagerfeld. To date, she is also the only Irish model ever to model for Victoria’s Secret.

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4 responses to “New Caitriona Balfe Interview with Sunday Independent

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  1. Liked the interview and I’m glad for Caitriona. She deserves to be cast in many more movies; she is a great actress and proves it every week in Outlander! But, must admit my heart was a little bruised when she said she now has a “civilian” boyfriend; I was hoping for a real life love relationship between her and Sam 💔. That was the fantasy in my head…. From far away, they seemed to be a match made in Outlander’s heaven. Nevertheless, the best of luck in their careers and personal lives.

    • I too liked the interview and so happy for her and how well her career is doing. I agree, with your comment, as I too was hoping with their hot chemistry on screen it would translate to something off screen since their playfulness seemed so well matched for each other, but then, what do I know………? I too just wish them the best in both their professional and personal lives, they seem like very special people.

  2. She always comes across as somewhat who totally has their sh*t together, unlike so many actresses and models. So I guess I’ll have the shade of the Outlander fangirls cast upon me for this remark but the fact that she chose to date “a civilian,” as she says, just speaks again to her maturity, common sense and agency of her own life to me. So very few of these actor/actress/falling in love on set things last in real life, right? and she has repeatedly spoken of wanting a partner to share her life. I find my respect for her just continues to grow,

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