Thursday 21 March 2019

Jamie Dornan admits he has been 'scarred' by playing serial killer in 'The Fall'

Jamie Dornan in The Fall
Jamie Dornan in The Fall
Jamie Dornan as Christian Grey with Dakota Johnson in ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’
Aoife Kelly

Aoife Kelly

Fifty Shades of Grey star Jamie Dornan has said that the role of serial killer Paul Spector in The Fall has left him 'scarred'.

The actor was speaking at the permiere of the second season of the BBC2 series where he plays the sexually motivated killer alongside Gillian Anderson, who plays the detective on his trail.

Of the role he said, "There are maybe not a lot positives. You can't fail to be left lightly scarred by inhabiting someone like that for two seasons.

"I do carry elements of him in a worrying way. I find him relateable and understand why he is how he is.

"There are times towards the end of filming series one and series two where I did scare myself that some of Jamie's reactions were like Paul's.

"You do carry some of that anger and that hatred in you a little bit, especially towards the end of filming."

The Fall series two will be broadcast on BBC2 in the coming weeks whilst Dornan's next film, Fifty Shades of Grey, will release in cinemas on Valentine's Day next year.

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