Any good actor researches his or her role before filming begins, and Jamie Dornan was no exception after taking the part of S&M-loving billionaire Christian Grey in the film adaptation of the erotic novel, Fifty Shades of Grey.
In order to understand his character's kinky desires, the 32-year-old visited a sex dungeon in what proved to be a rather "interesting evening."
Jamie with co-star Dakota Johnson in 'Fifty Shades of Grey.' (Photo Credit: Universal)
"I went there, they offered me a beer, and they did...whatever they were into. I saw a dominant with one of his two submissives," Jamie admitted.
"I was like: 'Come on, guys, I know I'm not paying for this, but I am expecting a show,'" he teased to 'Elle UK.' But returning home that evening proved to be an experience in and of itself!
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"Going back to my wife and newborn baby afterwards...I had a long shower before touching either of them," he confessed to the mag.
Jamie and wife Amelia Warner (Photo Credit: Getty Images)
That one visit wasn't the Irish-born star's only form of preparation! He told 'The Guardian' earlier this year that he became quite good at working with his hands (excuse us while we drift into dreamland!).
"There are a couple of classic knots I know now, and I've put them to good use far too many times recently," he shared. "In fact, I'd like to do a job where I don't have to tie women to beds."
As long as his future roles still require him to be shirtless, we're fine with that! 'Fifty Shades of Grey' is set to hit theaters on Valentine's Day 2015. Here's a sneak peek to tide you over:
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