Fifty Shades of Grey heart-throb Jamie Dornan has admitted he cannot stand the sight of his own face.
The star of the film adaptation of E.L. James’s erotic novels may have fans swooning over his image, but he says he really hates how he looks.
Being interviewed for The Jonathan Ross Show, he said: “I hate my face without a beard, I swear to God I really hate it. I always think I look really young. I think when I’m clean shaven, I look like a thumb.
“My own ‘Jamie resting face’ is what I have an issue with.”
However, the 34-year-old actor has no issue with being naked on camera, something his role as Christian Grey requires of him.
Talking about the forthcoming second film in the series, and whether he would appear fully nude, he told the chat show host: “I haven’t seen it so I don’t know. I don’t know where the cameras were, I don’t bother myself with that, I just get on with it. At times you are [fully naked].
“I don’t really care about that sort of stuff. I’m not nudist beach guy, but I don’t really mind.”
He added that his wife Amelia Warner had steered clear of the box office hit: “My wife is one of the most brilliant human beings in the world. She hasn’t watched it. Why would she watch it? She wouldn’t put herself through that.”
Jamie, who appears on the ITV show alongside guests Davina McCall and Rob Beckett, also spoke about his starring role in BBC drama series The Fall, about to launch its third and final run.
He revealed he was offered the role of serial killer Paul Spector unexpectedly: “I auditioned for Olsen, who dies in the second episode of the first series. I auditioned for the good guy, for the police officer. Usually it happens the other way around, you go in for one of the jazzier parts in the production, and you think it goes relatively well, and they say, ‘They loved you but they’re going to bring you back in [to read the part] for the postman’.”
He went on: “We’re billing this as the final series, but there may be a world where it comes back in some incarnation with whoever else at a certain time, but for now this is it, which is very sad.”