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Jamie Dornan Doesn't Like His Physique and Thinks He's "Awkward"

Jun 2 2014 - 11:15am

It's hard to believe that it's been less than a year since Jamie Dornan flew onto our radar when he was added to the cast of 50 Shades of Grey [1]. And we haven't been able to get enough, even scraping up all the hottest pictures we could find [2] and collecting every shot from the 50 Shades set [3]. Today, though, we learned some startling news: we might think Jamie Dornan is superhot, but he has an entirely different opinion of himself. Keep scrolling for the most interesting quotes from the June issue of Interview magazine [4], due out on June 10.

Source: Interview Magazine / Elvis Mitchell [5]

On preparing for the role: "I think there was so much more to Christian that we covered — someone who is careful to keep himself in shape, someone who spends obscene amounts of money on presenting himself. A lot of that work was done in the gym and with costume."

On his appearance: "I don't like my physique. Who does? I was a skinny guy growing up, and I still feel like that same skinny kid."

On losing himself in the role: "I want to keep an element of myself in every character I play. And maybe that's connected to finding something that you like in every character. Maybe they coincide. I get that the job is to make people believe that you're this guy, and the more you can kind of lose yourself in it . . . I don't know what I'm saying."

Source: Interview Magazine / Elvis Mitchell [6]

On wearing a suit for most of the film: "We didn't talk about particulars of the way he would move. But I'm quite awkward in a suit because I don't have an opportunity to wear a suit very often, and this is a guy who lives in a suit — the best suit. That has to have an effect. But when you end up in a suit for 80 percent of the filming process, you become pretty comfortable with it."

On being a character actor: "I don't think I'll ever play a character that I don't have some fondness for or who doesn't have some redeeming quality to me. . . . I think you've got to learn something from every character you play. You've got to take something away, as an actor, as a person."

On acting in films versus acting on TV: "I approach it all as the same thing. I've just finished watching True Detective, but I didn't watch it thinking that Matthew McConaughey [7] and Woody Harrelson were acting for the small screen. I just thought they were f*cking brilliant and giving epic performances."

Source: Interview Magazine / Elvis Mitchell [8]

If you're determined to convince Jamie Dornan that he's hot, bump up his rating in our POPSUGAR 100 Faceoff [9]!

Source: Interview Magazine / Elvis Mitchell [10]

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