We Just Can't Get Enough of Jamie Dornan
in Interview Magazine
Before he became Christian Grey, the star in the movie adaptation of E.L. James' bestselling novel, Fifty Shades of Grey, most people knew him as the sexy guy in those steamy underwear ads. Things have surely changed for Jamie in the last couple of years, he went from struggling actor to starring in the BBC series, The Fall and landing the coveted role that other actors were literally begging for.
"I'd been auditioning for parts for years," Dornan, 32, says on the phone from London. "I never got any better at it. I'm crap at auditions. I know there are people who can walk into those rooms and make those lines sing on the page and get the job immediately. I wasn't one of them." He pauses and laughs. "I'm still not one of them..."
In The Fall Jamie plays a Paul Spector, a bereavement counselor with a loving wife and kids but he is also a serial killer. If you've watched the show you know that he does a great job turning the dark side on and off with a comfortable and believable ease.
[Jamie] suggests that the quiet he performs rises from the types of men he's taken on. "I've played a lot of broken people. Maybe the silences are about the different kinds of vulnerability in all of them." When I mention that he's often played characters with two sides, he agrees. "That's true. Even Christian has two sides. Come to think of it, he has 50." When I laugh, he barely suppresses a chuckle in response. "I guess I'm gonna be using that line all over the planet in a few months. Shouldn't waste it."
Later in this interview Jamie talks about his vision of Christian Grey and how he and Sam Taylor-Johnson approached getting him ready to play the role and much more. To read the rest and check out all of the hot pictures, head over to Interview Magazine.