Jamie Dornan: I Drank Whiskey And Vomited Before Audition
Star reveals he went 50 shades of green before musical try-out...
Jamie Dornan might be one of the hottest stars in Hollywood right now, but success hasn't always come easily to the man who plays Christian Grey on the big screen.
The Fifty Shades Of Grey star has been telling Variety about an unfortunate - but amusing - incident in which he attempted to boost his confidence before an audition for the cinema version of stage musical Rock Of Ages.
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Tasked with performing a tricky Foreigner song, he decided that a little "Dutch courage" was the order of the day - with disastrous consequences.
He said: "I had to sing Waiting For A Girl Like You. It's nearly impossible to sing, and I've got quite a deep voice when I sing.
"My audition was at 10 in the morning on the Warner Brothers lot. I convinced myself it would be a good idea to have a bit of whiskey to relax my vocal cords and maybe as a bit of a confidence booster.
"I took a swig of Jameson and I instantly f**king puked.
"So I'm standing with all these executives driving around in golf carts, as I'm vomiting on the lot. It was a bad look.
"I hadn't been clever enough to bring mouthwash. And then I had to go in, stinking of whiskey and vomit and proceed to sing Waiting For A Girl Like You, which I couldn't sing."
Before you scurry off to check the credits and see if he made the grade, we'll save you the bother.
"It was the worst situation ever," he concluded. "Obviously, I didn't hear anything back."