Day two of Fifty Shades Darker promo started off with a bang as photographs and clips of Jamie on Ellen began emerging bright and early on this Tuesday morning.
Jamie sat down with America’s most beloved talk show host to talk Fifty Shades Darker, body hair, baby booms and more.
About Fifty Shades and the BDSM aspect of it, DeGeneres asked “Had you known anything about that world before?” to which Dornan replied “Uh, not at all, no. I mean, the funny thing is, pretty much everything you find in the Red Room you’ve used a version of but not for the same effect. It’s maybe more around like, a horse, or, or you know like doing up a bag that’s particularly filled and you’re using a buckle, that kind of thing. So you have the skill set and you sort of surprise yourself.”
Ellen continued to probe the star about bedroom questions and asked if he brought any of the Red Room props home. “Did Millie say, ‘Bring something home?'” to which Jamie replied a very bashful “No. I don’t think she wants some like, used prop.”
Also asking what we all think and feel, Ellen told Jamie he was responsible for a large baby boom. The Fifty Shades Darker star replied “I’d imagine there was a few extra deliveries,” which he then later elaborates on by telling a beautiful and genuine story about a woman who “…stopped me, I was in an elevator (…) she told me she had trouble conceiving and after Fifty Shades came out, it all sort of clicked into place for them and that they had a baby.”
About Darker, Ellen asks what we can expect in the next movie to the trilogy. “…basically Christian can’t foresee his life without Ana and he’s going to do anything to get her back and she wants him to make massive changes because obviously, he has a few flaws. And there’s some things about the way he treats her that she really isn’t that into. So, he makes big sacrifices for her and compromise in the second movie because he just knows he needs her. And we see a softer side of him as well. We see a softer side of him as well. We see him smile a lot more in the second movie.”
Jamie has had much more time with his character of Christian Grey this time around. For Fifty Shades of Grey, the star only had a mere four weeks to prepare for the character while this time, he had roughly a year before filming began and even had a dialect coach help him perfect a more America accent.
“Did you have to get waxed?” (for Fifty Shades) Ellen asks as a video of her DJ Twitch getting waxed for his role in Magic Mike XXL plays behind him. As Dornan is watching the clip you can hear the discomfort in his voice, squinting and rubbing his face and hands. Sympathetic “No’s” rolling off his tongue before asking Twitch “Why man?” as the crowd continues to roar behind him. Dornan says “I am not particularly a hair suit person, yeah I know I have a very hair suit face. I’m not very hairy so…” We’re just glad the beard is back and we hope it stays! Don’t shave it for anyone Jamie!
But the laughs were only getting started. In the next segment, Jamie being the great sport that he is, helps Ellen complete a scene titled “Fifty Shades Darkest” and just as you’d expect, it exceeds all expectations.
Jamie dons a wig (although we’re loving the buzz cut) while Ellen enters holding a Staples bag (nice advertising) and a faux bust, practically wide open at the collar and down her stomach. The sketch obviously parodies BDSM but finds Dornan in some pretty awkward situation. out of her Staples bag, Ellen pulls out first a staple remover, then a stapler, followed by an old fashioned pencil sharpener – you know, the ones that were mounted to walls at school that you had to turn. But Ellen couldn’t have Jamie fidgeting and squirming while playing with their ‘toys.’ So, she tapes his arms above his head to the headboard. The crowed chuckles and belly laughs at the irony as both Christian Grey and Paul Spector (Jamie’s two most infamous characters) are usually the ones tying up women.
By far, this is one of the funniest sketches Ellen has ever volun-told someone into. As she’s shoving her bogus boustier in Dornan’s face, he’s kicking and giggling his infections giggle as the fans join them in a bluster of howling.
The segment ended with various bows and curtsies from the pair as DeGeneres thanks Dornan for being on her show. Let’s not make it so long before he’s asked back again, Ellen!
You can check out photos of the show by clicking the thumbnails below.
10 days to go – are you ready for something… Darker?