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The Scottish actor studied law for five years and spent two working at an Edinburgh firm—where, he said on The Late Show With Stephen Colbert in 2018, he became "the first trainee lawyer ever in the history of the Scottish legal system to be fired before he qualified." Getting sacked actually took "a lot of work," he added, sharing that he racked up 32 days of being OOTO in his first two years.
"You find yourself suddenly working at a law firm," Butler explained, "and you follow that through and you think, 'Okay, I can see myself now in retirement age, having done something that— in truth—I don't care about. I have no interest in this.'"