Top Quotes from Jamie Dornan

I don’t like myself without a beard.

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If you are a skinny, baby-faced teenager, the last thing you want to hear is that you’re cute.

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‘The Fall’ changed my life – that’s not an overstatement.

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I’m still not aware that I’m good looking.

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The man is meant to be the alpha in the relationship on the money and power front.

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There are so many ways to make a living that don’t involve hiding in bushes opposite houses of 18-year-old girls with a camera in your hand.

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They do very classy, sexy television in the U.S. – and they pay a lot more, so there’s always that draw!

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I want to keep an element of myself in every character I play. And maybe that’s connected to finding something that you like in every character. Maybe they coincide.

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I don’t like my physique. Who does?

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I think I’ve done two shoots in my underwear ever. They both happened to be for Calvin Klein. But that tag – ‘underwear model’ – I just can’t get rid of it. And it’s such a bizarre, specific thing – underwear. It’s like I never modelled clothes.

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No matter what happens in my career, I’ve always got ‘The Fall.’

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Everyone likes a bit of competition.

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I very much feel like I’m part of the makeup of ‘Once Upon a Time.’

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I’ve never read anything set in Belfast that doesn’t involve the Troubles or something senseless over a flag.

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Christian Grey – he isn’t a real person. He’s a superhero. A myth. He’s like Bigfoot! He’s unbelievable. He’s unattainable. There’s no actor in the world who could live up to that.

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I’m probably the worst person for ‘Men’s Health’ to interview.

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Addiction is a terrible thing.

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One of my favorite things about my life is that I have the same group of friends that I grew up with. I love them so dearly, and we give each other a hard time.

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Modelling doesn’t hold you back in L.A. at all.

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I guess I’m just lucky with my genes.

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I’ve always needed to bulk up, so until the modeling took off I was ramming Big Macs down my throat and doing plenty of bodyweight work. I’m over the Big Macs now, but I’ll still drop down and do my press ups whenever I find the time.

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I can’t really do the running on hard ground that I used to do. Instead I go swimming as often as possible.

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Fairytales are stories that span every generation and they’ve been around for a long time.

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It’s funny when you know you’re playing two characters and you’re aware of how you have to play each one into your performance of the other. You’re constantly at the back of your mind thinking and it all gets a bit confusing.

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It’s not like I cleaned up with girls. I always looked young and I was very small; I hated being ‘cute.’

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Because I used to play a lot of sport, I’ve always been in decent enough shape. When I used to get asked to do a bit of body work before a photo shoot I’d lie and say, ‘Yeah, I’m going to the gym.’ I literally never did anything.

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Because I used to play a lot of sport, I’ve always been in decent enough shape. When I used to get asked to do a bit of body work before a photo shoot I’d lie and say, ‘Yeah, I’m going to the gym.’ I literally never did anything.

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It’s funny how you get a bit older and become more accepting of things. When you’re in your twenties, you’re skeptical of everything. I definitely felt like that.

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I think when romantic comedies are done well, it’s a great genre. ‘When Harry Met Sally’ is kind of a benchmark for me, but I’m very happy to admit that I love ‘Pretty Woman.’ I do! It’s a great film, and so is ‘Sixteen Candles.’ I was a big John Hughes fan – still am. I have moments where I have to watch a Hughes film.

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You’d be hard-pressed to find an actor who isn’t a sex symbol somewhere.

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I’ve never felt massively satisfied from standing there while someone takes my photograph. It’s never given me a thrill.

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People attach too much to the idea of being a model, that you can only be a certain way to have done it. You will always be dealing with it. You’re an actor who used to be a model who never trained; there are not many directors queuing up.

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I’m not saying that experiencing loss is why I can cope with darker worlds – I’m not saying that for a second – but I think it opens up a side of you in terms of work that wouldn’t be as accessible had that stuff not happened.

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Being a leading man can come in many different forms.

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Love from the fans is flattering. That’s what makes the show. They are so essential to everything involved with ‘Once Upon a Time.’

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I was a skinny guy growing up, and I still feel like that same skinny kid.

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I’d been auditioning for parts for years. I never got any better at it. I’m crap at auditions. I know there are people who can walk into those rooms and make those lines sing on the page and get the job immediately. I wasn’t one of them. I’m still not one of them.

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I didn’t do particularly well with girls at school. I was very shy. I’m not saying that was the only reason I didn’t do well with them, but I just didn’t.

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I love fatherhood.

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It’s a strange environment, being hounded. The paparazzi are cretins.

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I could eat 10 packs of Hula Hoops a day and not think about it.

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I like playing characters who are fractured, broken. I find that more relatable, for some reason. I don’t feel that I’m like that myself by nature, but there’s just something that you can really grab hold of if people have a darkness in them, I think.

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People ask me what Gillian Anderson’s like to work with, and I have no idea!

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My wife is a brilliant, hugely understanding person.

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When I think of sex symbols, I think of posters my two sisters had on their bedroom walls.

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I read a lot about serial killers.

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When I was younger, I thought maybe one day I’d be involved in sport in terms of career.

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My dad was a keen actor when he was young; my auntie is heavily involved in amateur dramatics back in Northern Ireland, and my great aunt was a woman called Greer Garson.

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Although just being employed as an actor is a big thing, I’m not sure I’d be satisfied playing the same character for 30 years; it’s not why I want to do this for a living.

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People expect me to be stupid. I’m not saying I’m Stephen Fry, but it is amazing the perception people have.

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I grew up in a very liberal place.

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I think my lesson is to back yourself once you’ve been given a job. Far too often, I’ve been given a job and then doubted why I’m there.

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