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Jamie Dornan stalked a woman to prepare for ‘The Fall’

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Y’all know I love The Fall. It’s one of the best dramas that’s been on TV in the past couple of years – the script is fantastic and Jamie Dornan and Gillian Anderson really get a chance to shine every single week. It’s a shame Jamie is wasted in shit like Fifty Shades, but let’s concentrate on the good stuff, for now. Like how Jamie stalked a woman in preparation for his role as the crazed Belfast serial killer Paul Spector. Uh… what?

Here’s what he told The Los Angeles Times:

“On the tube, which is our underground system,” Dornan said, pausing before he told his story. “Can I get arrested for this? Hold on … this is a really bad reveal: I, like, followed a woman off the train one day to see what it felt like to pursue someone like that. I really kept my distance and was aware that it was kind of half-hearted.”

Dornan said it didn’t last long because the woman got off the train a few stops earlier than he was planning, but admitted, “I followed her around a couple of street corners and then was like, ‘What are you doing?’”

The 32-year-old actor added, “It felt kind of exciting, in a really sort of dirty way. I’m sort of not proud of myself. But I do honestly think I learned something from it, because I’ve obviously never done any of that. It was intriguing and interesting to enter that process of ‘What are you following her for?’ and ‘What are you trying to find out?'”

Yikes! Ladies, try to resist the whole, “Jamie Dornan can stalk me anyday!” response that wayyyy too many came out with on Facebook like they were the most clever women to ever live. That’s a pretty intense experience, but hey, I guess method acting exists for a reason.

Right, so who’s finished the second season of The Fall? I know a couple of you were working on it, but hurry it up! It needs to be discussed!

Oh, and because I care, here’s a video of part of his interview:

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  • I hated the show. I don’t understand why I need to watch yet another TV show about a misogynistic murderer that gets off harming women. Nah I’m good thanks.

    • I wouldn’t necessarily say that’s what the show is about, and Gillian Anderson’s Stella is quite a fascinating female – and, dare I say, feminist – character. Of course, to each her own, but I watch it more for the bigger picture than for the murder plotline. :)

  • I don’t know if Stella is a feminist exactly, she’s more of a completely self-contained being, and the double standards that play in her favour are….well, it’s okay that she’s randomly picking up co-workers for smash and bangs, but a male lead would never get the pass she does. I mean, she promotes one just on his cheekbones and bed bouncability, I’m pretty sure. A male lead would be crucified for that.

    She is definitely the most interesting character, Jamie Dornan, who I hate that I root for, is mostly acting as an absence of normal emotion. Essentially, his Pretty Brick Wall acting style works very well, you can project all kinds of malevolence onto him.