Jamie Dornan appears inside of the February issue of Elle UK that features model Rosie Huntington-Whiteley on its cover. In the February 2015 issue, Dornan discusses his role as Christian Grey in the movie adaptation of E.L. James’ popular S&M books Fifty Shades Of Grey.
Dornan recently revealed that he visited a sex dungeon in order to research his role in the movies. Despite the Red Room of Pain being a constant in the books, Dornan says that there is more to the story than the ever-present S&M theme.
He told the publication, “The love story is more important than the BDSM aspect. I mean, we are going to tell a love story, you know, it can’t just be what happens in the Red Room, that’s not a film. There’s so much more going on than that.”
With regard to his dungeon visit, Dornan revealed, “I went there, he offered me a beer, and they did…whatever they were into. I saw a dominant with two submissives, and he became our kink advisor on the film. Then going back to my wife and newborn baby afterwards… I had a long shower before touching either of them.”
In the movie’s preview, we see Christian Grey tying up Anastasia Steele, as played by Dakota Johnson. Despite that, Dornan says that S&M actually reverses gender stereotypes. He revealed, “I can understand why people say tying a woman up and spanking her is misogynistic. But actually, more men are submissives than women. Very powerful men. It’s a far bigger scene than I imagined. In pretty much any city in the world that you could name, people want to get spanked with a paddle with studs on it.”
Jamie Dornan stars in the movie trilogy as billionaire S&M aficionado Christian Grey. The first movie in the series of three hits theaters on February 14, 2015. Will you be attending a viewing of the show with your girlfriends? Share your thoughts with us in the comments section below.