'Outlander' star had to unlearn her modeling skills

March 30, 2015 12:06 PM

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PASADENA, Calif. - When Caitriona Balfe headed for L.A. to become an actress she'd already spent 10 years as an international high fashion model. She had left home at 18, answering an invitation to Paris to shimmy down the runway.

But her dream was to be an actress, and modeling proved an impediment. "You pick up a lot of bad habits in the modeling world in comparison to acting," she says in a noisy restaurant here, the sound reverberating off the etched glass walls.

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