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Jamie Dornan Doesn't Want To Get Typecast In The Same Kind of Roles: 'I Want To Prove Something To Myself'

Jamie Dornan Doesn't Want To Get Typecast In The Same Kind of Roles: 'I Want To Prove Something To Myself'

Jamie Dornan is opening up about his latest role in Belfast.

The 39-year-old actor chatted with IndieWire in a new interview, and revealed his reasons for stepping outside the box for the new movie.

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Jamie explained that he stepped into the role, which required him to sing again, as a challenge for himself.

“It’s all about seeking a challenge,” he said, sharing some of his work philosophy. “And if you get too comfortable in this industry, you’re f***ed. I believe that.”

Jamie continued, “I always want to prove something to myself. I’m a bit driven in that way of always wanting to challenge myself beyond what I’ve already achieved, or what I’ve already sort of dealt with. I want the next thing to be something I have to work really hard to prove to myself — and potentially to other people — that I’m capable of this, whatever it is.”

“I think I’ve always been driven by that, but I’m more willing to admit that recently. Call it an ambition, or a desire, or whatever, but it’s something within me, to constantly test yourself. Otherwise, I just don’t think I get as much out of it, I don’t think I’d enjoy it as much.”

As for the singing in Belfast, Jamie called the bit a fun aspect of the role.

“It’s fun. I probably don’t want to make it too much of a habit, but I enjoy it, I really do,” Jamie shared. “I get something out of it. I like the idea of exploring it more, and I think there is a bit of overcoming a fear with it sometimes.”

He recently sang for his fans on Instagram, too!

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