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Many of us have told the odd white lie to ensure our CV stands out from the crowd.

But Scots actress Laura Fraser had to learn a new language after she fibbed to US television producers about being able to speak German.

She is starring in hit drama Breaking Bad after being snapped up to play mysterious newcomer Lydia in the show.

But the Glasgow-born actress confessed she told studio chiefs a little white lie in the hope of landing the part.

Miss Fraser, 35, revealed: ‘They asked me in for the audition and I did a tape.

‘Then I got an email, “Do you speak German?” I was like, “Absolutely, I speak some German.” I’ve done it in school, like I learned, “Ich heisse Laura.” Basic German.

‘But then I thought, “Oh no, what’s coming?” It was corporate-speak German and it was a nightmare – it took me days to learn a little paragraph.

‘Now I bore my family with it – it’s my party trick.’

Breaking Bad charts the life of chemistry teacher Walter White (Bryan Cranston), who starts to make and sell crystal meth after being diagnosed with lung cancer.

Miss Fraser, who lives in New York with husband Karl Geary and their daughter Lila, has previously appeared in Hollywood blockbuster Vanilla Sky.

Two years ago she starred alongside David Tennant in BBC drama Single Father.

But she admits that playing executive and black marketeer Lydia Rodarte-Quayle is a dream – even if she has no clue what will happen to her character.

Miss Fraser said: ‘I had story lines in my head but I didn’t have a clue about her.

‘Where is this going? Where is she  from? There are no answers and even on set, people are just giving you their  guesses as to where they think Lydia’s come from.

‘I’ll just be happy to stay alive a little longer.’

She told Rolling Stone magazine: ‘It’s a strange experience, being an outsider who is coming in when they have been together for years.

‘At first I felt, “I’m an interloper. It’s a tightly knit family – what am I doing here?” But the cast were all so welcoming and it’s such a lovely crew. They were incredibly warm.’

Source: Daily Mail

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