I have an awkward confession to make. I didn't know much about Jamie Dornan before he was cast as Christian Grey for the upcoming Fifty Shades of Grey movie. I mean, sure, I recognized the actor from his stints in Once Upon a Time and Marie Antoinette, but was convinced that he didn't have the same kinda pizzazz that some of the other major contenders (ahem, Matt Bomer or Ian Somerhalder) had.
Now, after seeing those steamy Fifty Shades photos alongside costar Dakota Johnson, I've decided otherwise. But get this: Apparently Dornan doesn't consider himself a stud of epic proportions (unlike millions of women ogling over those blue eyes). The future Christian Grey told The Sun that he "got lucky" back when he landed a high-profile modeling gig alongside Eva Mendez, he's not the "best-looking" guy to be a model, and that that whole phase of his career was "just a fluke."
Um, sorry, Jamie, have you looked in the mirror lately? You're pretty damn good looking.
Dornan continued on, saying:
I got lucky ... I knew I wanted to act and was always trying to find my way into it. But there were always other distractions. I was still involved in modeling contracts and still mucking around trying to be in a band. I always knew I wanted to purely be an actor though.
Swoon. I don't know what is hotter: the thought of this stud in the bedroom as Grey or thinking of him up on stage with a microphone. Does this mean that Jamie's got a voice on him (and a good one, at that!)? Ugh. Directors, take note. That may be worth investigating for the Fifty Shades film!
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But back to this whole modeling "fluke." Crazy to me that a man that's about to play a character with such killer confidence doesn't seem to have much of his own. Besides, if he never had those modeling gigs, who knows where he'd be now! That "fluke" may as well have landed him in the right places at the right times!
Jamie, like I said, you're a hunk of a man. You may have to drop some of that modesty before you put on your suit and gray tie, sir.
Are you happy that Jamie's playing Christian Grey? Do you think he's the right man for the part?
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