Jamie Dornan has become famous around the world for tying up women as BDSM-obssessed billionaire Christian Grey, and he found an even creepier way to get into character for his current TV role.
The “Fifty Shades of Grey” actor stars as serial killer Paul Spector in Netflix’s “The Fall” and his preparation took him deep underground — to the London Tube, to be exact.
“The first series, I did do a couple of things to try to get inside [his mind]. On the Tube, which is our underground system,” the British actor told the Los Angeles Times, before asking the reporter: “Can we get arrested for this? Hold on … this is a really bad reveal: I, like, followed a woman off the train one day to see what it felt like to pursue someone like that.”
The dashing 32-year-old actor said he kept his distance from his target, but felt it really helped him get into the head of Spector.
“It felt kind of exciting, in a really sort of dirty way,” Dornan said. “I’m sort of not proud of myself. But I do honestly think I learned something from it, because I’ve obviously never done any of that. It was intriguing and interesting to enter that process of ‘What are you following her for?’ and ‘What are you trying to find out?’”
Dornan, who was born in County Down, is returning for Season 2 of the crime drama that is set in Northern Ireland and aired on BBC 2 in the U.K. It also stars Gillian Anderson as Detective Superintendent Stella Gibson and Colin Morgan as Detective Sergeant Tom Anderson, who pursue the bereavement counselor turned serial killer.
It was announced in March that “The Fall” will return for Season 3 but the date has not yet been set.
Watch video of Dornan’s interview with LA Times here.