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Jamie Dornan Describes Visiting a Sex Dungeon While Prepping for 'Fifty Shades'

“Extra’s” Renee Bargh sat down with “Fifty Shades of Grey” star Jamie Dornan, and talked about his sexually-charged alter ego, Christian Grey, and the research it took to play the role.

Jamie Dornan Describes Visiting a Sex Dungeon While Prepping for 'Fifty Shades'
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Dornan said he understood the fan pressure of playing Grey. “I was aware of it, but I was trying every day to block it out.”

As for preparing for the Red Room, Christian’s playroom for BDSM, bondage, discipline, sadism and masochism, Bargh said she heard Jamie spent the night in a sex dungeon to do research. The actor laughed, “No! I didn’t spend the night… that would have been too much!”

Dornan recently described the experience to Glamour magazine. “For research, one rainy Tuesday evening, I kissed the wife and baby good night and went to watch a dominant-submissive session in a dungeon. The dominant was our sort of adviser on the job. He’d be on hand anytime there was a scene in the Red Room, to say, ‘You’re doing that wrong.’ So I watched him do his thing… it was quite jovial, a very different approach to how I saw Christian being in the Red Room. I think Christian takes it a bit more seriously.”

“Fifty Shades of Grey” colors theaters this Friday!

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