You're going to have to excuse me for a moment while I catch my breath. Because the latest photos of Jamie Dornan for his spread in Interview magazine are ... let's just say they're pretty good. Like, Jamie Dornan wearing fire engine-red briefs while partially submersed in the tub level good. Jamie Dornan without his shirt on good. *Fanning self*
Of course, our favorite thing about Jamie isn't just how good he looks partially dressed, it's his down to earth humility about his physique and his good-natured humor at suddenly being known as one of the hottest guys on the planet. The Fifty Shades of Grey actor actually admitted to not liking the way his body looks, if you can believe that. How very un-Christian of him.
"I don't like my physique. Who does? I was a skinny guy growing up, and I still feel like that same skinny kid," he told the interviewer while dishing about his role as Christian Grey. Dude, Jamie. Did you forget that you got your start as an underwear model?
Aside from dishing about how not hot he thinks he is, Jamie also revealed a little about how he connects to the "broken" characters he's found himself playing. His other big roles at the moment is serial killer Paul Spector in the BBC series The Fall, and "young, idealistic renegade" Abe Goffe in the historical action drama New Worlds.
The actor said, "I see broken people as those who have been through hardship -- whether it's really ugly hardship like abandonment, abuse, something definitively life altering, like Christian Grey. Maybe in the second series of The Fall, we will find out why Spector is the way he is -- so I don't want to say too much about that. But there are reasons for these people being the way they are, and that's what drives them."
Apparently, just because he's not self-deprecating enough, Jamie said that in addition to not liking the way his body looks, he had to develop some confidence about one more thing when it came to playing Christian Grey -- he had to learn how to wear a suit.
When asked what physical abilities he had to bring to the uber-rich, BDSM-loving title character, Dornan said, "A lot of that work was done in the gym and with costume. 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."
We can't wait to see the movie in February 2015. But until then, we'll just have to distract ourselves with this lovely photo spread.
Do you really think Jamie Dornan doesn't like the way he looks?
Image via Interview Magazine