Lizzy Caplan had 'no desire' to act.

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 6 July 2016
Lizzy Caplan

Lizzy Caplan

Lizzy Caplan had "no desire" to act until she turned 15 years old, which saw her quit her music lessons in favour of joining a drama school

Lizzy Caplan had "no desire" to act.

The 34-year-old 'Now You See Me 2' star - who began her career in the film industry in 1999 - has admitted she had never planned to be a movie star until she turned 15, and is surprised by her success in the industry, which she believed was just a "fluke".

Speaking about her breaking the industry, Lizzy - who starred as the gothic teenager in the hit film 'Mean Girls' - said: "I actually had no desire for acting until I was 15, which was when I quit the piano and needed to find something else to do at school.

"Drama seemed to be the thing that I could probably pull off or fake my way through. I was drawn to it after that, but it was definitely a fluke."

However, the brunette beauty - who is currently dating actor Tom Riley - has admitted she doubts she would have pursued a career in film if she had of known she'd need to be patient with landing her next role.

She told Stylist: "I think if somebody had told me that it would be such a struggle for so many years, I don't know if I would have stuck with it. It's about patience and perseverance, as boring as that sounds."

Meanwhile, Lizzy - who plays sexologist Virginia Johnson in the American television series 'Masters of Sex' - has revealed her role in the period drama was a "dream come true", because she was able to shed the constant association to one type of character.

She explained: "It was a dream come true to play Virginia. If people start to recognise your work, they have a tendency to see you in only one specific way and I was kind of resigned to that fact.

"I wanted the chance to explore other roles and miraculously, somebody gave that to me.

"So much has changed because of this show."