Jamie Dornan plays Christian Grey – the often-naked sexy billionaire – in the upcoming film adaptation of “Fifty Shades of Grey,” but unlike his character, the actor is not that comfortable with his body.
“I don’t like my physique,” Jamie told Interview Magazine. “Who does? I was a skinny guy growing up, and I still feel like that same skinny kid.”
The British star said he logged plenty of hours in the gym in order to fill out Christian’s designer suits (and look good shirtless in the red room!).
“I think there was so much more to Christian that we covered,” Jamie said, when asked how he and director Sam Taylor-Johnson approached the role. “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,” he continued. “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.”
(Courtesy Interview Magazine)
After spending a good portion of his on-set time in suits, Jamie said he’s getting used to it.
“When you end up in a suit for 80 percent of the filming process, you become pretty comfortable with it,” he told the mag.
“Fifty Shades of Grey” is set to hit theaters on February 13, 2015.
-- Erin O’Sullivan