All Jamie Dornan Is Doing To Prepare For 50 Shades Of Grey Is Practicing Wearing Suits

Jamie Dornan in bathtub for Interview Magazine cover issue June 2014If you’ve seen an episode of Inside The Actors Studioyou know as well as I do that the hardest thing about acting is looking natural in a suit. That’s it, right? I’m not remembering that wrong? Jamie Dornan said it’s right, so I’m sure I’m fine.

As you may or may not recall, since this movie is moving toward the box office at a literal snail’s pace, Jamie is the guy who was cast as Christian Grey in 50 Shades Of Grey after that other guy you haven’t heard of backed out.

But anyway, he did an interview in the very fittingly-titled Interview Magazine, and when asked how he was preparing for the role, the only thing that seemed to pop to mind was going to the gym and ‘getting better at wearing suits’.

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.”

So…less about how he’s preparing, and more about what he’s wearing.

“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.”

So get ready guys! After just four more years of filming, you too can watch what’s starting to sound like a porn-themed Men’s Wearhouse commercial. Can’t wait.

(Photo: Mert Allas & Marcus Piggott for Interview Magazine)

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    • Valerie

      Porn themed Men’s Warehouse commercial?! Bwahahaha. Alexis, you’re amaze.

      • Alexis Rhiannon

        Yayyy, thank you Valerie!

    • capoupascap

      I still find it hard to believe this is a movie that’s actually happening…..are people going to be interested in a year? But he is gorgeous and he was pretty good in The Fall

      • Alexis Rhiannon

        He is a good looking fellow for sure, but I’m also not convinced that this is a real movie. Maybe it’s just an elaborate plot to sneak some actors out of the country, ala Argo?

      • capoupascap

        Haha that made me laugh too hard. I actually think you nailed this mystery.

    • rachel

      Love him from The Fall & i still can’t wrap my head around him being in this movie.

      • Alexis Rhiannon

        This is the first I’ve heard of him, but I like his lookings!

    • Nbl

      I read 50 Shades of Grey and I almost pried my eyeballs out of their sockets with a spork. Unfortunatly for me, I have a tick where I can’t stop reading a book until its finished. I made the mistake of buying all 3 on my nook. Worst 6 hours of my life. Alexis, your literary wit has made my day once again. Porn themed Men’s Warehouse commercial?! I guarantee it.

      • Alexis Rhiannon

        Huzzah! This makes me feel great!

    • J_Doe5686

      I couldn’t read past the third chapter of the first book. So I don’t know much about the books other than it’s mommy porn. But . . . I don’t know, I don’t even know who this guy is. Hopefully he can pull the suits/walking off.

      • Alexis Rhiannon

        It will be difficult, but I have faith.

    • markmywords

      He might just give “Suits” a shot and mimic them. I like him on the Tudors.

      • Nbl

        I think you’re thinking of Henry Cavill. Jamie wasn’t in The Tudors

      • markmywords

        You’re right! I tend to mistake one for the other. Jamie Dornan was the Huntsman on Once upon a Time.