“Fifty Shades of Grey” star Jamie Dornan will soon be seen in the small screen, ahead of his controversial movie. The actor will reprise his role as the serial killer Paul Spector on BBC Two’s “The Fall,” which is set to return for a second season in November 2014. In an advanced preview of the show with members of BAFTA, Dornan confessed that his character has both scarred and transformed his life. Read on for more of the story.
“The Fall” had a special screening with members of BAFTA in London last Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2014, and its stars, Gillian Anderson and Jamie Dornan, were present to join the discussion with the press. The series, about a family man who is actually a psychopath, has received glowing praises from the critics when it debuted in 2013. It has been the most watched — and arguably the most violent — drama series on the network after 20 years.
Playing the character of Spector, who was a sexual predator, Dornan admitted that he became quite scarred.
“You can’t fail to be left slightly scarred by inhabiting someone like that for two seasons. I do carry elements of him with me in a worrying way. I find him relatable … I have a deep understanding of him and why he is why he is,” said Dornan to the panel, as published on Mirror.
The actor, however, said that despite the evilness of his character, with one British newspaper calling Spector the most repulsive on television, Dornan said that the role has transformed his life. He credited the show’s writer, Allan Cubitt, for creating such a complex person. He also told the press that he prepared for this character with the help of his wife, by reading books in bed with her. Cubitt apparently recommended for him to read these books to get into the psyche of the serial killer.
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Meanwhile, Gillian Anderson, who plays DCI Stella Gibson on the series, said that viewers will have to prepare for more shocking scenes in the second season. She called the script as one of the best she had read for television, describing it as more unpredictable than the last one.
Watch the video of the panel interview with Dornan and Anderson at the BAFTA screening of “The Fall.” Movie News Guide (MNG) will be keeping you updated with the series regularly.
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