In a recent chat with Interview, Dornan discussed the enigmatic man at the heart of the "Fifty Shades" series, and how he plans on bringing the S&M-loving British billionaire to life. For one, he plans on being as mysterious and understated as possible.
"I don't want to be showy. I'm not interested in seeing that, and I don't want to do it," Dornan said. "I've played a lot of broken people. Maybe the silences are about the different kinds of vulnerability in all of them."
As for that vulnerability, the actor told Interview that that was just one layer that Grey possessed.
"Even Christian has two sides. Come to think of it, he has 50," Dornan said, smirking at his unintentional play on words. "I guess I'm gonna be using that line all over the planet in a few months. Shouldn't waste it."
As fans of the books on which the film is based are well aware, the role of Christian will require a lot of Dornan -- namely, showing a lot of skin. Is the actor ready to reveal everything?
"I don't like my physique," he admitted. "Who does? I was a skinny guy growing up, and I still feel like that same skinny kid."
"Fifty Shades of Grey" hits theaters on February 13, 2015.
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