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Caitriona Balfe's Opinion On 23 Random Things

Get to know the Outlander star's opinion on ramen, zombies, and the man-bun.

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Meet Caitriona Balfe, who stars as Claire Randall on Outlander.

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Outlander fans will know Caitriona Balfe as playing Claire Randall, a 20th century woman who accidentally time travels back to 18th century Scotland. Claire is brave, smart, and knows how to fiercely down a glass of wine when she needs to.

But what is Caitriona like IRL? We decided to get her opinion on 23 random things to find out...

1. Cats

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2. Netflix

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"The best! The best thing on a Saturday when you have a hangover," she said. "Big bag of chips. Netflix on my computer. Heaven."

3. Tinder

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"Ridiculous," Balfe said. "Why? Nope. Really?"

4. Karaoke

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"Only to be done when you’re very, very drunk," she said, "and Blondie is always a good one."

5. Boxed Wine

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"Only at 4 a.m. when everything else in the house is drank," she said.

6. The Poop Emoji

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7. The Gym

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"Only at 4 a.m.," she joked. "No. It’s a necessary evil. But why wear makeup in the gym? Honestly, that needs to stop."

8. Selfies

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"Also needs to stop," she said. "Look at where you are. Don’t take a picture of yourself where you are. Appreciate where you are."

9. Ramen

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"Ugh, delicious," she said. "I’m making my way through the ramen places in New York."

10. Scrabble

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"So good," she said. "Unfortunately Sam Heughan is better at it than I am. But that’s my lunchtime game when we’re on set."

Sam Heughan, for those not in the Outlander-know, plays Jamie Fraser on the show.

11. Dinner Parties

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12. Zombies

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"Undead. What more is there to say about them?" she said. "They’re not dead. That’s weird. They’re like cockroaches. Who doesn’t die?"

13. Prince

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"Amazing. I had one of the saddest moments of my life where I could’ve had backstage passes to see him and I didn’t get the message on my phone. I cried."

14. Meryl Streep

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"Amazing. There’s just nothing else to say. She can do no wrong," she said. "Except maybe give some of the roles to some other people. It’s just too much."

15. Man Bun

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"I know someone who does it, but it’s not always a good idea," she said. "See? I’m not even speaking. I didn’t say that."

16. Geek

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17. Mermaids

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"Not real. Sorry. They don’t exist."

18. Tattoos

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"They seem like a good idea at the time," she said. "I’m envious of people who can do them. I’m too chicken shit scared to do it."

19. Star Wars

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"So excited to see the new one," she said. "Something I really don’t understand, but is quite cool. Side buns."

20. Kilts

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"The man skirt," she explained. "It accompanies a murse, which would be the man-purse. I know a few people who have both, and wear both."

21. Ireland

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"Home," she smiled. "And one thing I will say about Ireland, we don’t eat boiled cabbage, and what’s that thing that everyone eats here for St. Patrick’s Day? Corned beef? We don’t have that. That stopped in 1743. Past. We don’t do that — so don’t eat that for St. Patrick’s Day."

22. Scotland

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"Second in the world to Ireland, really," she said. "It’s like a poor cousin, but it’s like a cool poor cousin. Like a poor cousin you’d like to hang out with, but not eat any of their food because it’s just weird. They fry everything — Mars Bars, pizzas, seriously."

23. Jamie Fraser (aka her Outlander co-star, played by Sam Heughan)

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"The gift that keeps on giving," she said. "What more is there to say? He’s sweet, he’s handsome, he’s the man among men."

Catch Caitriona in new episodes of Outlander, starting April 4 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on Starz.

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