If you’ve read 50 Shades of Grey chances are you already know where you’re going to be on Valentine’s Day: Planted in a movie theater seat with a bucket of popcorn and a bestie on either side of you, ready to watch Christian Grey and Anastasia Steele steam up the big screen. You know the book isn’t winning any Pulitzers, but there’s no shame in being super excited for the movie adaptation - especially since they cast a total hottie as everyone’s favorite sadomasochist. Here are some reasons why we’re psyched about Jamie Dornan.
1. He’s exactly what we pictured Christian Grey to look like - and he looks good in a suit.
2. He also looks good, um, out of a suit.
3. He used to be a Calvin Klein model. Google those pics immediately. We’ll wait.
4. He played a creepy serial killer in The Fall.
The Fall is a fantastic BBC series now streaming on Netflix and he played his character so well, we didn’t hate him for it. That’s not easy to do. Just ask Dexter Morgan.
5. He’s Irish. So, even though he’s playing an American as Christian Grey, you know the accent is there. And that’s automatically sexy.
6. He appeared on everyone’s favorite fairytale series, Once Upon a Time, and shockingly wasn’t playing Prince Charming. But he was still just as dreamy.
7. From the looks of the 50 Shades teaser trailer, he appears to be a very good kisser.
8. He was in Marie Antoinette with Kirsten Dunst and wore a three-corner hat like a boss.
9. He’s set to appear in a movie with Breaking Bad’s Aaron Paul called The 9th Life of Louis Drax. Might as well just take our money now!
10. He may have smoldering good looks, but he’s a family man at heart.
Dornan is married to English singer-songwriter Amelia Warner and they have a baby girl together. Aww.
11. This face.
Still not convinced he’ll make a good Christian Grey? Sorry, we can’t be friends.
Breaking Bad star Aaron Paul has blasted bosses at kids' store Toys 'R' Us for pulling his action figure from shelves. The actor, who played Jesse Pinkman in the hit series, was upset to learn miniatures of his and Bryan Cranston's drug dealer characters had been dumped following complaints from a mum, who felt they were inappropriate.
He took to Twitter.com on Thursday (23Oct14) and wrote, "Wait, so @ToysRUs pulled all of the Breaking Bad figures from their shelves and still sells Barbie? Hmmmm... I wonder what is more damaging?
"And what about all of the violent video games you sell @ToysRUs? Do you still sell those? Florida mom really messed it up for everyone."
Toys 'R' Us bosses have no plans to put the figures back on shelves, announcing they're taking an "indefinite sabbatical".
Cranston let his feelings be known earlier this week (beg20Oct14) when he tweeted: "Florida mom petitions against Toys 'R' Us over Breaking Bad action figures. I'm so mad, I'm burning my Florida Mom action figure in protest... Nicely played Florida Mom."
Dame Helen Mirren looks so well for her age that a body double 39 years her junior has been hired for her new movie Eye In The Sky.
The Queen actress wowed fans with her figure when she was famously pictured in a red bikini in 2008, and she frequently receives comments that she looks more youthful than her 69 years. Her body is in such great shape that 30 year old Fleur Van Eeden has been hired to stand in for Mirren for some scenes in the war thriller, which is being filmed in Cape Town, South Africa.
Eeden tells Britain's Daily Mirror newspaper, "It's amazing to be playing her body double when I'm 40 years younger her. But Helen looks fantastic... No way does she look her age - she looks amazing. I want to look like that when I'm 69." Mirren will play a colonel leading a drone operation in Eye in the Sky, which also stars Alan Rickman and Breaking Bad's Aaron Paul. It is due for release next year (15).
Matt Damon is reportedly in talks to reprise his role as Jason Bourne in a new installment of The Bourne Identity franchise. Damon decided not to sign on for last year's (13) The Bourne Legacy, which starred Jeremy Renner, despite leading as the spy in the three previous films of the blockbuster series.
The Oscar winner hinted he was open to reprising his lead role in May (14), but only if his director pal Paul Greengrass, who helmed The Bourne Supremacy in 2004 and The Bourne Ultimatum in 2007, is back behind the camera.
While Greengrass has openly stated there was no place else for the Bourne character to go creatively once he regained his memory, it seems they might have found a way around the plot roadblock.
Editors at Deadline.com reported on Monday (15Sep14) that Universal Pictures bosses are hoping to get Damon and Greengrass to start production on the next Bourne film in 2016, which would delay the planned spin-off sequel starring Jeremy Renner as Aaron Cross and directed by Fast & Furious' Justin Lin.
Representatives for the studio have yet to comment on the report.
Comedian Jimmy Kimmel helped actor Aaron Paul celebrate his birthday and Emmy Awards win by decorating his trophy as a member of rap act RUN-DMC. Kimmel also gave Paul two extra Emmys dressed as the other two members during the star's appearance on his U.S. late-night show on Thursday (28Aug14).
Breaking Bad star Aaron Paul caused mayhem as he prepared for his historic night at the Emmy Awards on Monday (25Aug14) by staging a Twitter scavenger hunt all over Los Angeles for fans of the show. The actor found keepsakes in a closet and decided to part with them by sharing them among savvy fans - but he had no idea so many people would be interested in his character's license plate, plants, props and scripts from the show.
He explains, "The first clue was: 'Go find R.J. Mitte, aka Walt, Jr., at the IHop (restaurant) in West Hollywood. He'll be eating breakfast and he'll have some signed scripts for you'.
"Literally within 60 seconds, the IHop is just bombarded with just crazy fans and causes so much traffic."
Fans were so keen to get their hands on Paul's random stuff from the show, some were caught cheating.
He explains, "These ladies were camped outside my house and I pulled out and... they kept following me. I walked directly up to their, I took a picture of them and said, 'Shame on you, shame on you! You cannot cheat! You don't win anything!'"
Paul showed off photos from the scavenger hunt during an appearance on chat show Jimmy Kimmel Live! on Thursday (28Aug14), and one featured himself on a park swing, dressed as his Breaking Bad character Jesse Pinkman.
He explained, "This is me in a West Hollywood park. I said, 'Tag, you're it,' on Twitter. 'The first person to tag me in the West Hollywood park (will win the suit I was wearing)'... and I signed it on the back, 'Ya b**ch, Aaron Paul'."
The actor made it extra difficult because when fans arrived at the park, he started running away from them.
"I have a case for all the stuff from Breaking Bad... This third one, there's no room, so I've put it on top of it right next to my gas mask I wore on the show." Actor Aaron Paul on where he'll be putting his third Emmy Award.
"It was a long night... It ended in the pool at the Chateau (Marmont) with (us in) our tuxedos and all the girls in their gowns. I mean, when you have a night like that you gotta go swimming." Aaron Paul on how he and his Breaking Bad castmates celebrated their Emmy Awards wins on Monday night (25Aug14).
Aaron Paul became the youngest actor to win three Emmys when he picked up gold at the prizegiving in Los Angeles on Monday night (25Aug14). Paul, who celebrated his 35th birthday on Wednesday (27Aug14), was honoured for his role in Breaking Bad.
Breaking Bad star Bryan Cranston returned home to a hero's welcome following his big win at the Primetime Emmy Awards on Monday (25Aug14) after his Los Angeles neighbours decorated the front of his house with posters and balloons. The actor claimed the coveted Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series trophy for his portrayal of chemistry teacher-turned-drug lord Walter White, while his co-stars Aaron Paul and Anna Gunn, creator Vince Gilligan and director Moira Walley-Beckett also struck gold at the Hollywood ceremony.
And, as Cranston celebrated the recognition by dancing the night away at an Emmys afterparty, his neighbours showed their pride by decking out his front gate and fencing with helium balloons and notes of congratulations written by local kids.
The star was photographed smiling at the touching decor outside his home on Tuesday (26Aug14).