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Jamie Dornan Almost Lost a Role for Being 'Too Attractive'

Jamie Dornan Almost Lost a Role for Being 'Too Attractive'

Jamie Dornan sports some major scruff as he arrives to film some Fifty Shades of Grey re-shoots on Saturday (October 11) in Vancouver, Canada.

It was recently revealed that the 32-year-old actor almost lost his role in The Fall because of his looks!

“The initial intention was not to hire somebody who was that attractive,” his co-star Gillian Anderson told THR, adding,”[h]owever, it was clear that he was very much the man for the job. It didn’t have anything to do with his good looks, although in the process, we realized what that would do psychologically to the viewer. There was something intriguing about that, most definitely.”

Gillian added, “Jamie is one of the most grounded people I know. He has a really good head on his shoulders. He has a really lovely wife and a lovely family life with his new baby. He’s got it all in perspective and has a very appropriate and right-sized take on all of this. I don’t think he needs any advice.”

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  • bap

    Boy is he delusional!

  • Meh

    He’s plain looking to me, no charisma either.

  • KBB

    This guy is damn beautiful. That is all

  • d

    i have never heard a bigger lie in my life. in fact, neither of the leads are remotely attractive which is ridiculous

  • Living in a box

    Well this guy is Taurus, Taureans are usually good looking.

  • jenna

    the best decision for 50 shades coz he has the look of being the strong dominant of christian grey at the same time the playful side and relaxed….!! cant wait…i hope its not true tha thes not working in a sequel to 50 shades damnnn

  • sarah

    what a gorgeous guy!! love him!!

  • Me

    Enough of this guy, he’s insufferable already and this awful movie isn’t even out yet. He sure thinks he’s something special, he’s bland as white bread, with zero charisma. He’s not even particularly good looking. Meh.

  • gd

    oh pls, all the haters come on…cant you see his intensity in the FSOG trailer…its got such high views alreayd…! i personally am so psyched..hes got those rugged good looks…im jus tso bored of the chocolate lookin guys like ashton kutcher n zac efron…they get so annoying after a while!

  • gd

    @Me: its not always about getting some hot looking guy…..oh pls…hes really good looking

  • mmull5

    If you actually read this article you would see this has nothing to do with FSOG. Also, Jamie didn’t say he was too good looking it was Gillian his costar on The Fall, who said that originally the creators of the show didn’t want Paul Spector to be that good looking. Jamie is scary good in that show, I’d much rather watch him on that instead of in Fifty.

  • scarlett

    Oh yes, so plain looking and lacking in charisma, that’s why he was one of the highest paid male models in the world for a number of years. Also, you’re aware Gillian Anderson is talking about his role in The Fall, as a serial killer not 50 Shades right? He’s so very not full of himself, just watch him in interviews.

  • Hay

    @Me: if you actually read all of his interviews, you’ll realize that he is probably one of the most humble guys out there. He’s even admitted to himself that he knows that he’s not the hottest guy out there. So please, get more information before you try to make a judgement on someone!

  • Etienne

    I love Jamie! Everyone watch The Fall, he is fantastic in it! :)

  • Dee

    I agree that Jamie is great in The Fall, but I don’t agree with the 50 casting. He is handsome, but not how the character was described in the books. Yet, what’s done is done. In addition, how many reshoots does the film need? Isn’t it a red flag when a film needs multiple reshoots? Also, if anyone is interested Google Nick Bateman. He fits the description of CG wonderfully, and he’s Canadian. I wonder how they missed him after all the casting hoopla?

  • Sayer

    Jared, you need to change the headline. The word is “LOST” not ‘LOSS.” Please change.

  • Pepperona

    @bap: It was his co-star who said that nitwit.

  • Nicole

    @Dee: it’s entirely normal to do reshoots. Almost all movies call actors back for reshoots all the time. It’s as common as walking.

  • Jen

    Not that attractive.