Jamie Dornan Fears That He'll "Get Murdered" After Playing Christian Grey
Jamie Dornan stuns in Detail magazine's February issue, sporting a white tee and blue hues. The Irish model-turned-actor is no stranger to the camera, and in the interview, he talked about preparing for the role of Christian Grey, his newfound fear, and his favorite romantic comedies. With Fifty Shades of Grey's release coming soon, find out how Jamie remains grounded and why he thinks he's funnier than Dakota Johnson, who plays his love interest, Anastasia Steele. And if the photos below aren't enough eye candy, check out Jamie's hottest pictures and watch the sexiest sneak peeks from the Fifty Shades of Grey trailer. You can also read the entire Jamie Dornan feature at Details, and don't miss the behind-the-scenes video.
- On being labeled a sex symbol: "What does that even mean? When I think of sex symbols, I think of posters my two sisters had on their bedroom walls. What was he called? Luke Perry? Even then, the label was more definitive. There are so f*cking many young actors in that bracket now that it's a bit of a hollow crown. You'd be hard-pressed to find an actor who isn't a sex symbol somewhere."
- On his interest in playing Christian Grey: "[It had to do with] an attraction and understanding I have for people that are broken in some way. Not that I'm some broken bird, but there's a massive element of me that's fractured from losing my mother so young, and I'm drawn to characters who are wounded."
- On his biggest fear after playing Christian Grey: "I almost don't want to put this out there into the ether, but I fear I'll get murdered, like John Lennon, by one of those mad fans at the premiere. Because a lot of people are very angry that I'm playing this character. And I'm a father now, and a husband. I don't want to die yet."
- Joking about his newfound fear: "And when I do get murdered, people will say, 'God, isn't it haunting how he did that interview in Details magazine and predicted his own death on the red carpet?'"
- On his appreciation for romantic comedies: "Jesus, it's dessert. What movie is it where the girl starts with dessert? Oh, I'm going to embarrass myself here because it's some tragic rom-com. I think when romantic comedies are done well, it's a great genre. When Harry Met Sally is kind of a benchmark for me, but I'm very happy to admit that I love Pretty Woman. I do! It's a great film, and so is Sixteen Candles. I was a big John Hughes fan — still am. I have moments where I have to watch a Hughes film."