Excitement for the upcoming “50 Shades of Grey” film adaptation has been at a fever pitch ever since it was announced that British thespian Jamie Dornan would assume the role of Christian Grey.
And the actor turned up the dial this week, when he revealed to Elle UK that his preparation for the role included a trip to a sex dungeon.
“I was like: ‘Come on guys I know I’m not paying for this but I am expecting a show,'” Dornan told the magazine. “It was an interesting evening. Then going back to my wife and newborn baby afterwards … I had a long shower before touching either of them.”
But there’s more to being “50 Shades'” leading man than just nailing the sexual escapades. Business-mogul Grey also has a keen eye for impeccable suits and never has a hair out of place.
Can Dornan really pull off the look? The former Calvin Klein underwear model certainly has some experience in the fashion realm, though with limited actual attire. And fans did dub him “Sheriff Skinny Jeans” for his brief but well-outfitted role in ABC’s family show “Once Upon a Time.”
In his own red-carpet appearances over the years, Dornan’s sartorial choices have been hit or miss, but lately he seems to be adopting a bit of his character’s wardrobe, with sleek, classic shoes and suits. Check out our slideshow for a few highlights over the years, to judge how well the actor has been preparing for this fashionable new role.
“50 Shades of Grey” debuts Feb. 13, just in time for Valentine’s Day weekend.