Sam Heughan appeared on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon and shared what his unusual pre-fame dream career would be.

The Balmaclellan-born actor 43, is currently set to release his third book, Clanlands in New Zealand: Kiwis, Kilts, and an Adventure Down Under, with Outlander co-star Graham McTavish, 62. The actors have previously worked together on two other books – ‘The Clanlands Almanac: Seasonal Stories from Scotland’ and ‘Clanlands: Whisky, Warfare, and a Scottish Adventure Like No Other’ – as well as their travel show Men In Kilts.

Heughan, who previously recalled his days as a waiter in his memoir Waypoints, told Fallon about his dream to pursue being a magician when he was younger. The talk show host asked: “Did I read this right? Did you want to be a magician when you were growing up?”

Heughan replied: “I probably wanted to be a lot of things growing up. I think I did give it a go for a while but I realised I don’t really have the, I didn’t want to put in the work, you know?

“I wanted to put on the outfit, you know the hat, the cape and the wand and all that stuff but actually learning the tricks. I was just rubbish at it.”

The comedian quipped: “So you’d just show up like ‘Aha’ and then ‘Watch me disappear’, then leave. That was your only trick.”

He responded: “I could juggle a little bit, I mean but that’s something. I think that’s why I became an actor, right? So then I can put on the clothes, pretend to be someone and then not do any of the work.”

Outlander is currently in the midst of its penultimate season break, with the seventh series set to resume airing in the new year. Droughtlander is in full swing, and it’s not known how long fans will have to wait until the eighth and final season is ready to premiere.


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