Jamie Dornan makes Christian Grey 'more human' in Fifty Shades Darker

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 10 February 2017
Jamie Dornan and Dakota Johnson

Jamie Dornan and Dakota Johnson at the 'Fifty Shades Darker' Los Angeles Premiere

Jamie Dornan wanted to make Christian Grey "more human" in 'Fifty Shades Darker' when producers told him he could have more "control" over his on-screen character

Jamie Dornan wanted to make Christian Grey "more human" in 'Fifty Shades Darker'.

The 34-year-old actor has reprised his role in the follow up to the erotic drama 'Fifty Shades of Grey', alongside Dakota Johnson, 27, and the dark-haired hunk has revealed producers gave him "a little bit more control" over his character in the recent release, which allowed him to show a softer side to Christian.

Speaking to PEOPLE about the movie, Dornan said: "I definitely feel with this movie, 'Darker', I was given a little bit more control over how I wanted to play him, and elements of his character that I wanted to show and basically own it a little bit more. I didn't really feel I had an opportunity, due to lots of different circumstances, with the first movie, so that was pleasing.

"I wanted to make him more human"

And the Northern Ireland-born star decided the key to making Christian more "relatable" and "more attractive" was to allow him to smile more in the production.

He explained: "To make him more relatable to guys as much as anything else, and to make him more attractive to women and that's a big part of it and I felt like maybe some of that wasn't achieved in the first movie if I'm being really honest. So I wanted to see him smile more and make him someone that is an actual human being."

Meanwhile, 'The Fall' star - who played serial killer Paul Spector in the British television series - enjoys returning to a project where he can play the same character again because he finds it "exciting".

Dornan explained: "Having done television before, being able to return to a character and keep the groove going is something I really enjoy, why I am desperate to do more television that is well-crafted like that because it's exciting to go back for lots of different reasons, but then equally you get this if you do a trilogy or series of films."

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