Scottish actress Laura Fraser was left tongue-tied on the set of U.S. TV hit Breaking Bad after she lied to producers about speaking German. The show's newcomer was so desperate to land the role of black-marketeer Lydia Rodarte-Quayle, she told TV bosses she was fluent in the language despite only getting to grips with the basics in high school.
She tells Rolling Stone.com, "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 (My name is 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."