Fans across the globe are familiar with Caitriona Balfe thanks to her role as Claire Fraser in the much-loved time-travelling drama Outlander.

However, before the days of her roaring success, the Irish actress was cast in the movie The Devil Wears Prada reports the Irish Star.

The 2006 film follows Andy Sachs (Anne Hathaway) as she is hired to be a personal assistant for powerful fashion magazine editor Miranda Priestly (Meryl Streep).

The 44-year-old revealed all in a segment set up by New York Magazine, which saw Caitriona and her Outlander co-star and onscreen husband Sam Heughan answer a series of questions.

One of the questions was: “Early in her acting career, Caitriona appeared in which movie starring Meryl Streep?”

Sam mentioned The Devil Wears Prada but he didn’t believe she really was in the film.

To this, Caitriona replied: “I mean, I worked on it for two days from here down -“, gesturing towards her waist. “Your legs were in it?”, Heughan queried.

Caitriona then elaborated: “I was a clacker, I was officially a ‘clacker’, one of the girls who works at ‘Vogue’ and wears high heels.”

“I don’t think you see me but I was in it.”

Prior to her time on TV and movie sets, Caitriona was a model who appeared on runways around the world for huge brands including Marc Jacobs and Chanel.

The star was also a Victoria’s Secret Model and when an image of herself on the catwalk was brought up during an appearance on Late Night With Conan O’Brien, Balfe joked she was the “whitest” model.

The actress said: “I was the whitest one on stage and I got a spray tan and went to them and they were like ‘can you go and get another one?'”

Prior to her time in Outlander, Balfe had worked on a handful of other projects like Super 8, The Beauty Inside, Crush, Now You See Me and Escape Plan.

Despite insisting she appeared in the comedy-drama The Devil Wears Prada, it does not appear on Caitriona’s IMBDb page.


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