The hunky actor says playing such a dark role in the BBC2 psychological thriller has affected him and he found it hard to leave the character behind
Actor Jamie Dornan has admitted the role of serial killer Paul Spector has left him “scarred” for life.
The Fifty Shades Of Grey actor was speaking at the premiere of series two of BBC2 series The Fall where he plays Spector, a sexually motivated murderer.
Asked about the impact of the role, he said:
“There are maybe not a lot positives. You can’t fail to be left lightly scarred by inhabiting someone like that for two seasons.
“I do carry elements of him in a worrying way. I find him relatable and understand why he is how he is.
“There are times towards the end of filming series one and series two where I did scare myself that some of Jamie’s reactions were like Paul’s.
“You do carry some of that anger and that hatred in you a little bit, especially towards the end of filming.”
Watch Jamie talk about his life-changing role below.
In a Q&A after the screening co-star Gillian Anderson also said she was keen to continue making drama in the role of DSI Stella Gibson, who has the job of catching Spector.
She said: “Who she is and everything she stands for I find very compelling on the page.”
The Fall Series two will be screened on BBC2 this autumn.