Jamie and Dakota feature in the Spanish magazine Fotogramas. You can find the scans in our gallery; thanks to Inma
Moreover, the magazine contains several quotes from the cast and crew in Spanish but thanks to LaFanny for the English translation! You can read Jamie‘s ones / or those about him, below:
2. Jamie Dornan (Belfast, Northern Ireland 1982) didn’t read the book before getting the role. “I started reading it before the audition…” At this time, he has read the complete trilogy.
3. Who has not read it is his wife, English actress/singer Amelia Warner. “She has only skim the book… her friends have certainly read it” He says pouting.
5. When he was called in for the Christian Grey’s role audition, he reinterpreted an iconic scene from “True Romance” where Christian Slater meets Patricia Arquette.“It was difficult to perform it as Grey” He says.
7. Dornan assured that he has little in common with Christian. “I don’t like the cars or the fucking helicopter. I’m a a free spirit, not a control freak. Hopefully, Sam and EL James thought I was the top contender for the role.”
10. Dornan and Grey have a tragic past in common. He lost his mother of pancreatic cancer when he was a teenager. Later, four friendsdied in a car crash.
14. Before signing up, Dornan signed a contract to ensure his “parts” won’t be shown.“Viewers wouldn’t see my todger” . However, as the director says: “We didn’t want to film that kind of movie. And hopefully we can always show a butt cheek of his”. She laughs.
18. How to obtain “a Grey body”? He complains about “With only 4 weeks before starting shooting, there is no more I could do”. He attributes it to have good genes and to be into sports. “I take them seriously. Sports let me be more competitive than I am in other areas.”
19. Both Johnson and Dornan “did their homework”. She spoke with two profesional submissive, and he spent a night with “Liam, a dominatrix that introduced his submissive to me. I needed to know about it.”
20. The Dornan’s warning to the Toys of Fifty Shades, “There’s nothing like a S&M survival kit. There’re thousand of different objects, everyone has a favorite.” Funny moments, “How to hold this?” says Dornan “It’s like playing golf, you’ve got many different clubs… but each one has a different function”
22. To be a lover of sailing has helped Dornan to tie knots. Between this and the Fall series two « I’ve been tying women for 7 months »
26. To put a blanket over them when they were naked didn’t work. “There’s nothing sexual on filming sex scenes. There are a lot of people, which isn’t how you usually have sex. Unless you like it.”
27. Unlike some other movies where the film crew get undressed as a sympathy with the actors, Dakota and Jamie where the only ones naked. “Who wants to see them naked?” says Dornan.
30. Jamie Dornan’s favorite erotic movie is Badlands (Terrence Malick 1973). “Well, it’s my favorite film.”
31. For Dornan, the worst thing about being naked was the “modesty patch” to cover his private parts. “To start everyday putting your “parts” inside… it was not sensual”.
32. When filming, he was really stuffed “with shaving my beard. I fell naked without it. I miss the beard. After all, I hate shaving.”
33. His past as a model helped him when playing the role. “The difference is that I can’t lose the concentration or got serious.”
34. Dornan has posed with Eva Mendes and Rosie Hungtinton. Both shared the same humour.
35. Both Dakota and Jamie are clear about the idea of Grey as a superhero, a fantasy.
36. “You cannot be prepared to be this generation’s sex symbol. But this is better in my 30s than 20s. People will not believe it but I’ve been working for so long.”
37. “Women love Grey because of his prowess. A very attractive attribute.” Dornan says.
40. Why should a man watch Fifty Shades? “It may beneficial for both parties if you go and see that film.”