If you were one of the "Fifty Shades of Grey" fans left scratching your head after
On Wednesday evening, Variety reported that Dornan, 31, would fill in for Hunnam, who abruptly dropped off the highly anticipated project Oct. 12. While Hunnam was by no means a major movie star, he was known to many for his role on FX's popular series
Earlier this week, "Fifty Shades" producer
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Dornan's looks have long gotten him attention. In 2006, the
3. He prepares heavily for his roles. There may only be a few weeks until "Fifty Shades" begins production Nov. 13, but don't expect Dornan to show up on set unprepared. To get into character on "The Fall," he said he read a handful of books on serial killers and watched hours of interviews with Ted Bundy.
His serious preparation may have to do with the fact that he doesn't like being considered a model-turned-actor. "There's a massive stigma attached to it," he told The Scotsman earlier this month. "Why do people think it can't be done? Why can't you be a good actor – I'm not saying I am a good actor – but why can't you do good work as an actor when you've had your photograph taken? Is it because you stood in a room and looked depressed while people took photographs of you?"
4. He's also a musician. Until 2008, Dornan was in a folk duo called Sons of Jim. They opened for KT Tunstall on six occasions, and you can still hear some of their songs on YouTube.