You might remember Dornan from Sofia Coppola’s Marie Antoinette or TV’s Once Upon A Time. He was also a Calvin Klein model and dated Keira Knightley. For a split second I was a bit shocked at this casting choice, but you know what? I’m embracing it. He’s not an unknown actor, but his resume does not boast as much as Charlie Hunnam’s or any of the other actors whom fans of the book wanted to see as Grey. I don’t think his career will take a negative hit once Fifty Shades of Grey is shown in theatres. It will only make him more known and, if he executes Christian Grey well, more in-demand for future acting gigs. Plus, I sense something from his demeanor and gaze in pictures that he has the potential to do this role justice.
Watch the video below, a short interview featuring Jamie for Cosmopolitan magazine, and let me know what you think!