Words matter. These are the best Jamie Dornan Quotes, and they’re great for sharing with your friends.
I’m a fairly worldly guy.
There are so many ways to make a living that don’t involve hiding in bushes opposite houses of 18-year-old girls with a camera in your hand.
I think when romantic comedies are done well, it’s a great genre. ‘When Harry Met Sally’ is kind of a benchmark for me, but I’m very happy to admit that I love ‘Pretty Woman.’ I do! It’s a great film, and so is ‘Sixteen Candles.’ I was a big John Hughes fan – still am. I have moments where I have to watch a Hughes film.
Now and again, an actor will blow my mind by doing something really unexpected, like Mickey Rourke or Christopher Walken – you have absolutely no idea what they’re going to do, which is really thrilling to watch.
I can’t really do the running on hard ground that I used to do. Instead I go swimming as often as possible.
A doctor once told me I have abnormal levels of adrenaline in my system.
When I was younger, I thought maybe one day I’d be involved in sport in terms of career.
People expect me to be stupid. I’m not saying I’m Stephen Fry, but it is amazing the perception people have.
I grew up in a very liberal place.
One of my favorite things about my life is that I have the same group of friends that I grew up with. I love them so dearly, and we give each other a hard time.
I read a lot about serial killers.
I didn’t do particularly well with girls at school. I was very shy. I’m not saying that was the only reason I didn’t do well with them, but I just didn’t.
I’ve never felt massively satisfied from standing there while someone takes my photograph. It’s never given me a thrill.
I feel pretty secure about who I am.
It’s funny when you know you’re playing two characters and you’re aware of how you have to play each one into your performance of the other. You’re constantly at the back of your mind thinking and it all gets a bit confusing.
I think I’ve done two shoots in my underwear ever. They both happened to be for Calvin Klein. But that tag – ‘underwear model’ – I just can’t get rid of it. And it’s such a bizarre, specific thing – underwear. It’s like I never modelled clothes.
It’s not like I cleaned up with girls. I always looked young and I was very small; I hated being ‘cute.’
Throughout Ireland, there’s a brilliant community of filmmakers and actors, and I guess there was always a lure to do some work in the place where I come from.
Christian Grey – he isn’t a real person. He’s a superhero. A myth. He’s like Bigfoot! He’s unbelievable. He’s unattainable. There’s no actor in the world who could live up to that.
I like playing characters who are fractured, broken. I find that more relatable, for some reason. I don’t feel that I’m like that myself by nature, but there’s just something that you can really grab hold of if people have a darkness in them, I think.
Addiction is a terrible thing.
I think people from Northern Ireland have some kind of unspoken general feeling of what it is to be around segregation. You have an awareness of it because you know how much grief it’s caused.
When I think of sex symbols, I think of posters my two sisters had on their bedroom walls.
I think sometimes actors are drawn to good television because you have more time to sell it, you have more time to shape a character, and to tell a story, and that’s really appealing.
My wife is a brilliant, hugely understanding person.
You’d be hard-pressed to find an actor who isn’t a sex symbol somewhere.
I could eat 10 packs of Hula Hoops a day and not think about it.
I’ve always needed to bulk up, so until the modeling took off I was ramming Big Macs down my throat and doing plenty of bodyweight work. I’m over the Big Macs now, but I’ll still drop down and do my press ups whenever I find the time.
To play any character, you have to have a total understanding of why they do what they do.
Mass appreciation doesn’t always equate to something good.
People attach too much to the idea of being a model, that you can only be a certain way to have done it. You will always be dealing with it. You’re an actor who used to be a model who never trained; there are not many directors queuing up.
Love from the fans is flattering. That’s what makes the show. They are so essential to everything involved with ‘Once Upon a Time.’
Basically, I’ve always had a complex with the way I walk. I’ve not always been told I’ve got a bad walk, but someone’s always commented on my walk.
I’m not saying that experiencing loss is why I can cope with darker worlds – I’m not saying that for a second – but I think it opens up a side of you in terms of work that wouldn’t be as accessible had that stuff not happened.
I feel very tied to Ireland and the U.K. and that side of the world.