‘Outlander’ Star Sam Heughan Once Had an Interaction With a ‘Game of Thrones’ Star That Left Him ‘Headed for the Closest Exit’

Sam Heughan was a struggling actor for years before he was cast as leading man Jamie Fraser on Outlander. After graduating from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland (formerly the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama) in 2007, Heughan went from audition to audition and landed mostly bit parts in TV shows and made-for-tv movies. At the same time, he got snubbed by a classmate who found success before he did.

‘Outlander’ star Sam Heughan | Michael Kovac/Getty Images for STARZ

Sam Heugan was dubbed a ‘bad actor’ while attending drama school in Scotland

Heughan revealed to the Happy Sad Confused podcast that when he first arrived at drama school, he was told he was a “bad actor.”

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