Irish actress Caitriona Balfe admits her ‘life is no longer her own’ after welcoming her first child

Outlander actress Caitriona Balfe plays Ma in Focus Features’ "Belfast" (Image: AFP via Getty Images)

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Actress Caitriona Balfe has opened up about motherhood – saying her life is no longer her own.

The Outlander star welcomed her first child, a baby boy, with her music producer husband Tony McGill.

The Monaghan native said that despite rarely having time to herself, she was ready to become a mum.

She said: “Being a new mum, I’m realising that my life is no longer my own. But you know, I think that’s something that, at this point in my life, I’m ready for.

“I also feel really privileged to be working in a time where you get to do both film and TV and there’s no snobbery either way.

“TV has been very good to me, and I’ve been able to do some special projects,” she told the Rte Guide.

Caitriona said she doesn’t believe people should live to work and she never likes to work back-to-back.

“I don’t think you should love to work; you should work to live. And to pout something into a performance, you must have a life, and you have to experience what’s going on, and I’m never one who likes to work back-to-back-to-back anyway.

“I always like to take a bit of time, to strip one character from yourself and find something else to put into a new one, so we’ll see.”

She said doing a movie like Belfast has opened more doors for her.

“The beauty of doing a movie like Belfast is that it opens more doors, so behind one of the I hope is another nice project. I also get to go back to Outlander next year. So I think, now, life is looking pretty good,” she said.

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