Even though there weren't any actors or actresses among her childhood heroes, Lotte Verbeek was about eight years old when she decided she would be an actor. She would later look to Juliette Binoche, Cate Blanchett, Kate Winslet, Leonardo DiCaprio, and Alain Delon for inspiration.
At one point in her life, Lotte Verbeek aspired to be a circus performer and took circus lessons. Her specialty was ball walking.
Lotte Verbeek's first celebrity crush was Johnny Depp, especially him portraying Don Quixote.
Lotte Verbeek is fluent in several languages (Dutch, English, French, German and Italian).
Lotte Verbeek: (about why being an actress is appealing to her) I like the fact that you can transform me into other people, other characters. I like to use your fantasy and imagination and put you in somebody else's shoes, try to imagine how things could be.
Lotte Verbeek: (telling why she loves being a part of "Outlander," the British-American television drama series based on the historical time travel "Outlander" series of novels by Diana Gabaldon) The whole theme of strong, female leads – and not just leads, but female stories. And it's crazy that we should even call them "female," because if they're male we don't even talk about it. And that, exactly that, should change. That's what I want to be part of, a generation that's taking a stand for that and really, truly delivering great work. And Outlander has been great for that and I think there's just more to come. Now that it's doing so well, it's just so fantastic for all of us to get the opportunity to really work on something that – people were actually waiting for this to happen, and waiting for this to be onscreen. It's a very loving, warm bath we were thrown into, and that's awesome.
Lotte Verbeek: (about playing the role of presumed witch Geillis Duncan on the British-American television drama series "Outlander") It just felt surprisingly natural to me (laughs) to play a character that's so mischievous and so playful. I wouldn't call her "mean," but she definitely likes to poke here and there. So there's a very nice combination of elements to the character. To me, it came pretty naturally.
Lotte Verbeek: You'll never really reach perfection, but the strive for it, I love it.