Jamie Dornan turns to power of push-ups during takes

Jamie Dornan gets in some last-minute push-ups before a shirtless scene so he’s always looking his very best.The hunky Northern Irish actor became a global pin-up after being cast as Christian Grey in the big screen version of E.L. James’ steamy novel …

Jamie Dornan gets in some last-minute push-ups before a shirtless scene so he’s always looking his very best.

The hunky Northern Irish actor became a global pin-up after being cast as Christian Grey in the big screen version of E.L. James’ steamy novel Fifty Shades of Grey, and its sequels, Fifty Shades Darker and Fifty Shades Freed.

But Jamie is no stranger to stripping off, having made his name as an underwear model for Calvin Klein. Talking on the Out To Lunch with Jay Rayner podcast, the 37-year-old explained why push-ups are his secret weapon.

“Oh yeah, Jesus, yeah, yeah, yeah (I do a lot of push-ups). I’ve done that for various reasons. I’ve done that for reasons of, ‘I’m about to have my top off, and everything they film is committed to celluloid forever.’ Why not try to look as good as I can in that moment?” he said.

The exercise doesn’t just serve Jamie well when it comes to aesthetics though; he also turns to push-ups when he either needs a hit of energy, or has to burn off any excess energy.

“I’ve also done it sometimes when I’m particularly spent and exhausted after a scene where I’m running in The Fall or whatever. Sometimes I do it because I sometimes just have a lot of energy and I don’t know what to do with it,” he shared. “They’re f**king hanging around, ‘Oh, I just gotta fix this light, sorry Jamie.’ I’m good to go, champing at the bit to get rid of some of this energy, so I’ll drop and just do press-ups – just for something to do.”

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Rosamund Pike: ‘Starring in A Private War sometimes felt too big a responsibility’

Rosamund Pike sometimes worried she was taking on a job “too big” when she was preparing to play late journalist Marie Colvin in A Private War.In the drama, the Gone Girl actress plays American journalist Colvin, who worked as a foreign affairs corresp…

Rosamund Pike sometimes worried she was taking on a job “too big” when she was preparing to play late journalist Marie Colvin in A Private War.

In the drama, the Gone Girl actress plays American journalist Colvin, who worked as a foreign affairs correspondent for The Sunday Times from 1985 until her death in 2012, while she was covering the siege in Syria.

Rosamund had to change a lot about herself to transform into Colvin, and she admitted to Marie Claire magazine that she was daunted by the enormous responsibility of the role as she was preparing for the shoot.

“At the end of film, Marie says, ‘Fear comes later when it’s all over.’ And now I’ve done it, sometimes I think, ‘How did I have the audacity?'” Rosamund said. “There were definitely times I felt at a loss in the preparation; that it was too big, that there was too much to change. The voice, the smoking, the head gestures, her laugh, her walk, her brain… everything, really.”

The British actress had plenty of insight from people who knew Colvin well, such as photographer Paul Conroy, who joined her in warzones, to journalist Rosie Boycott and politician Jane Bonham-Carter.

Rosamund explained that her and director Matthew Heineman gradually won people over by proving that they were staying true to Colvin’s story.

“There’s a horrible fear that you’ve dared to tread in their dear friend’s shoes, and that can make you feel quite apologetic at times, although in this case, I’m not apologetic because we’ve made the film with the fiercest integrity,” she continued. “Gradually, people trusted that Matt and I were committed to depicting their friend truthfully and not for any Hollywood-isation.”

The actress has been nominated for a Golden Globe for her work in A Private War, but will face stiff competition from Lady Gaga, Melissa McCarthy, Glenn Close and Nicole Kidman for the best dramatic actress in a film prize.

A Private War, which also stars Jamie Dornan as Conroy, hits U.K. cinemas from 1 February (19).

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Jamie Dornan used fragrance to become a man

Actor Jamie Dornan credits cologne with helping him come into his own as a man.The Fifty Shades of Grey star is the new face of Hugo Boss fragrance, Boss the Scent, and appearing in the campaign made him reflect on how scents have shaped him as a perso…

Actor Jamie Dornan credits cologne with helping him come into his own as a man.

The Fifty Shades of Grey star is the new face of Hugo Boss fragrance, Boss the Scent, and appearing in the campaign made him reflect on how scents have shaped him as a person, revealing his first Calvin Klein cologne helped him feel more mature.

“CK One was probably the first fragrance I had, at least in my consciousness,” he tells Esquire. “I’m sure I was first given Old Spice or Brut, something that stinks like a locker room. I think everyone in Northern Ireland was wearing CK One.

“I was probably 14 years old at the time. Fragrance at that age is so expensive, so you get it at Christmas and use it for a few years or so. When I put the fragrance on, I felt like a grown up. I thought, ‘I’m sophisticated. I’m a man now’.”

Jamie, who was a model before becoming an actor, loved the concept for his Boss the Scent ads, admitting he was able to lose himself during the photoshoot.

“I felt the world that the team created lent itself to giving in to this bizarre sense of existence in the virtual world,” the 36 year old shares. “I did feel like we had to embody something other than ourselves, which is fun to do. There’s usually a formula for standard fragrance campaigns, and this turned that on its head. Having a unique concept is really fun.”

Although dapper Jamie sports a fine black suit in the Hugo Boss campaign, he prefers to be as casual as possible when he’s not working.

“My whole thing with style is comfort,” he explains. “For me, I feel the most comfortable in a white T-shirt. I have a pile of white T-shirts that I did a clear out on last week, so now I know that it’s all T-shirts that I like. I feel comfort in just reaching for one of them.

“I like wearing it with jeans and Nike Air Maxes. That’s the easiest thing to do: put on some T-shirts, jeans, and trainers. That’s the easiest way to be. Sometimes you can’t even be bothered buttoning your shirt.”

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Lily Aldridge reflects on family connection to Levi’s

Lily Aldridge has reflected on her family’s long history with iconic denim brand Levi’s.The model previously starred in the label’s Walk the Line commercial alongside Jamie Dornan in 2006 and is now fronting the Made Crafted campaign for the fall/winte…

Lily Aldridge has reflected on her family’s long history with iconic denim brand Levi’s.

The model previously starred in the label’s Walk the Line commercial alongside Jamie Dornan in 2006 and is now fronting the Made Crafted campaign for the fall/winter 2018 collection.

As she is “very much” a jeans and T-shirt girl, Lily was more than up for the gig, and has now shared that she has a number of personal links to the Levi’s brand.

During a tour through the Levi’s archives with the collection’s design director, Nicolle Arbour, Lily came across a retro contribution, courtesy of her late father, artist Alan Aldridge.

“You guys found a piece of my dad’s art from the ’70s. He did a Levi’s ad and I had no idea. I was grateful to you guys to have this special moment. It was something I’ll never forget,” she smiled in a promotional video for the brand.

Lily added that Levi’s also aided an unexpected meeting between her and her now-husband, Kings of Leon singer Caleb Followill.

“(Walk the Line) was the first kind of thing I experienced where people would recognise me like, ‘You’re the girl from the Levi’s commercial,'” the 32-year-old recalled. “And my husband actually recognised me at Coachella. He’s like, ‘That’s the girl from the Levi’s commercial.’ He found me.”

Last month (Aug18), Lily and Caleb – who married in 2011 – revealed that they were expecting their second child together, a sibling for their six-year-old daughter Dixie.

The Victoria’s Secret Angel shared the happy news via Instagram, showing off her blossoming bump in a photo of herself wearing a bikini on the beach.

“SURPRISE,” she captioned the shot, while the mother-to-be received many messages of congratulations, with Alessandra Ambrosio, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Adriana Lima, Irina Shayk, Sara Sampaio, and Winnie Harlow among the well-wishers.

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Jamie Dornan talks low-maintenance grooming regime

Jamie Dornan does not prioritise grooming due to his laidback lifestyle.The actor worked as a model until he landed his first onscreen role in Sofia Coppola’s Marie Antoinette, and went on to become a Hollywood sex symbol after being cast as Christian …

Jamie Dornan does not prioritise grooming due to his laidback lifestyle.

The actor worked as a model until he landed his first onscreen role in Sofia Coppola’s Marie Antoinette, and went on to become a Hollywood sex symbol after being cast as Christian Grey in the Fifty Shades film series.

In spite of frequenting many best-dressed lists over the years, Jamie has now insisted that he takes little care of his appearance when he’s at home with his wife Amelia Warner, and daughters Dulcie, four, and Elva, two.

“We live out in the English countryside, where it’s not really about looking or smelling good,” he explained in an interview with WWD. “You sort of get up and go, really. It’s the life we’ve chosen, and we love it. I have two very small kids, and it’s the last thing in your mind in the morning – how you look and how you present yourself.”

Jamie recently made a return to the fashion industry when he was announced as the new face of Hugo Boss’ BOSS The Scent alongside Dutch model Birgit Kos.

The new advertising campaign goes live from 1 September (18), and the film star admitted he feels bolstered when wearing the iconic scent.

“It does give you a bit of a lift – it does elevate you a bit, and it’s a nice feeling,” the 36-year-old smiled. “I don’t like anything too fresh, fruity or floral usually. I just find it a bit distracting, and it makes me a bit dizzy. I prefer the earthier, woodier, leather sort of stuff.”

Jamie also added that the emotions and memories linked to a particular fragrance “never fails to blow my mind”.

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Peter Dinklage addresses My Dinner with Herve whitewashing claims

Peter Dinklage has hit back at claims that his new film My Dinner with Herve has whitewashed Herve Villechaize.The Game of Thrones star portrays the Fantasy Island actor in an upcoming HBO movie, while Jamie Dornan plays a journalist who interviewed Vi…

Peter Dinklage has hit back at claims that his new film My Dinner with Herve has whitewashed Herve Villechaize.

The Game of Thrones star portrays the Fantasy Island actor in an upcoming HBO movie, while Jamie Dornan plays a journalist who interviewed Villechaize shortly before he committed suicide at the age of 50 in 1993.

However, there has been some criticism over Dinklage’s casting after a reporter recently alleged that Villechaize had Filipino heritage. But, contrary to popular belief, the Emmy Award winner has insisted this was not the case.

“Herve wasn’t Filipino,” Dinklage explained in an interview with Entertainment Weekly. “Dwarfism manifests physically in many different ways. I have a very different type of dwarfism than Herve had. I’ve met his brother and other members of his family. He was French, and of German and English descent.”

He added that while those who accuse the film of whitewashing “think they’re doing the right thing politically and morally,” in reality, they are “judging and assuming what he is ethnically” based on his looks alone.

Editors at IndieWire have reported that HBO president Casey Bloys also rejected the allegation, agreeing that Villechaize’s brother confirmed that they were not Filipino.

And while he had considered the issue of race, the executive asserted that it was Dinklage’s “passion project” to dramatise Villechaize’s life.

“I don’t think anyone like him has really been humanised like that (onscreen) before… having gone through this experience of acting in Hollywood (and how it) takes a toll,” he said at the Television Critics Association press tour.

Villechaize achieved worldwide recognition for various roles, including his portrayal of evil henchman Nick Nack in the 1974 James Bond film, The Man with the Golden Gun.

My Dinner with Herve, which Dinklage is also producing, is scheduled for release in the U.S. on 20 October (18).

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Jamie Dornan lands Hugo Boss fragrance campaign

Jamie Dornan has been tapped as the new face of Hugo Boss’ BOSS The Scent.The popular fragrance is available in versions for men and women, and the Irish actor will front the latest campaign alongside Dutch model Birgit Kos, who has previously walked t…

Jamie Dornan has been tapped as the new face of Hugo Boss’ BOSS The Scent.

The popular fragrance is available in versions for men and women, and the Irish actor will front the latest campaign alongside Dutch model Birgit Kos, who has previously walked the runway for Fendi, Alexandre Vauthier, Versace and Roberto Cavalli.

And Jamie, who previously enjoyed a modelling career after appearing on British television show Model Behaviour in 2001, was honoured to embody the brand’s classic ethos.

“For me, Boss represents sophistication, masculinity and elegance,” he said in a statement released to WWD.

Of the collaboration, Birgit, 22, added: “Working with Jamie was great. I could not have asked for a better person to work with.”

The Fifty Shades of Grey star has partnered with Hugo Boss in the past, having showcased the label’s ready-to-wear garments and underwear from 2006 to 2008. He also appeared in the German brand’s fall/winter 2011 campaign.

Other luxury collaborations include Aquascutum, Armani, Dior and Calvin Klein, while the actor has been lucky enough to pose with fashion icons including Kate Moss, Gisele Bundchen and Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, as well as actress Eva Mendes.

Though Jamie is pleased to announce his latest venture with Hugo Boss, acting remains his priority and later this year (18) he can be seen in movies including Otto Bathurst’s Robin Hood and Matthew Heineman’s A Private War. The 36-year-old even previously admitted that he never believed modelling was his calling.

“I’ve never felt massively satisfied from standing there while someone takes my photograph,” he told The Evening Standard in 2014. “It’s never given me a thrill, but it would take a very foolish man to turn down the stuff that was offered to me.”

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Jamie Dornan and Chance the Rapper join Trolls 2 voice cast

Jamie Dornan, Chance the Rapper and Sam Rockwell have signed on for voice roles in animated film Trolls 2. The newcomers will join returning castmembers Anna Kendrick and Justin Timberlake, who played trolls Poppy and Branch, respectively, in the mus…

Jamie Dornan, Chance the Rapper and Sam Rockwell have signed on for voice roles in animated film Trolls 2.

The newcomers will join returning castmembers Anna Kendrick and Justin Timberlake, who played trolls Poppy and Branch, respectively, in the musical children’s movie, a sequel to the 2016 film, which grossed $346 million (£255 million) worldwide.

According to Deadline, the DreamWorks Animation film will follow Poppy and Branch when they discover there are other Troll worlds beyond their own and their differences cause tension between the tribes. However, when a mysterious threat puts all of the Trolls across the land in danger, Poppy, Branch, and their band of friends “must embark on an epic quest” to create harmony among the feuding Trolls.

James Corden, The Big Bang Theory’s Kunal Nayyar and Ron Funches will reprise their roles from the first film, while new additions also include Karan Soni, best known for playing taxi driver Dopinder in the Deadpool franchise, Pitch Perfect 2’s Flula Borg, and Hamilton star Anthony Ramos. It is not known what characters the newcomers will play.

“We are thrilled to have these talented artists join the cast of Trolls 2,” Christopher DeFaria, president of DreamWorks Animation Film Group, told Variety in a statement. “This film, like the first, gives our cast an opportunity to show their performance range – integrating comedy, adventure, and emotion with centerpiece musical numbers that resonate with fans across the globe.”

Sam, who won the Oscar for Best Supporting Actor earlier this year (18) for Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, and hip-hop star Chance will be recording songs for the movie’s soundtrack.

Justin produced the first soundtrack, as well as writing and performing some of the tunes. His track Can’t Stop the Feeling! received an Oscar nomination for Best Original Song.

Trolls is being directed by Walt Dohrn and David P. Smith, written by Jonathan Aibel and Glenn Berger and produced by Gina Shay, with a scheduled release date of April 2020.

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Dakota Johnson learned all about sex toys from Fifty Shades experts

Dakota Johnson and Jamie Dornan worked with sex toy experts on the Fifty Shades films, so they looked like they would know what they were doing during steamy scenes. The couple’s characters, Anastasia Steele and Christian Grey, test the bounds of sado…

Dakota Johnson and Jamie Dornan worked with sex toy experts on the Fifty Shades films, so they looked like they would know what they were doing during steamy scenes.

The couple’s characters, Anastasia Steele and Christian Grey, test the bounds of sado-masochism in the movie trilogy, based on E.L. James’ erotic books, and to make sure they looked like old pros, there were consultants on set to show them how to handle whips and other sex den necessities.

“We just had people who specialised in knowing how things work, like how to use certain tools and toys,” Dakota tells MarieClaire.com. “There’s a certain method. It’s very intricate and the details are really important. The rules are also really important. We didn’t want to go make a movie about something we didn’t research to the bone. So to really honour the BDSM community and we did it the right way.”

But that didn’t make the sex scenes comfortable – and one in particular left Dakota battered and sore.

“The most difficult one (scene) by far, I think in all three movies, was a sex scene in the third film, where I was handcuffed with my arms and legs to the gate,” she recalls. “It’s like a fence thing that comes down. And I was blindfolded. And it was kind of shocking, because I didn’t realise that no matter how prepared or rehearsed I was, when your senses are taken away like that, you can’t control the way your nervous system will react.

“It was really tricky to navigate that scene. It was kind of difficult.”

And she still can’t believe the silly things she had to wear for the steamy scenes in which she appears to be naked: “I had these sort of strapless thongs that had glue on them. It’s not glue, but it’s sticky,” she giggles. “They’re, like, basically if it were a nipple pastie, but underwear. But it’s only sticky at the top, it’s not sticky the whole way.

“It would also come off because the adhesive would wear out, so then they would superglue it to my body so that it wouldn’t fall off. And I would wear two of them. It’s not painful… (but) it’s f**king bizarre.”

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Fifty Shades Freed opens big to take film franchise past $1 billion

The final Fifty Shades movie has helped tip the franchise over $1 billion at the global box office. Fifty Shades Freed has opened with an estimated global haul of $136.9 million (GBP99 million), taking the total for the three films, based on author E….

The final Fifty Shades movie has helped tip the franchise over $1 billion at the global box office.

Fifty Shades Freed has opened with an estimated global haul of $136.9 million (GBP99 million), taking the total for the three films, based on author E.L. James’ erotic fiction books, to $1.08 billion.

The movie, starring Jamie Dornan and Dakota Johnson, stormed to the top of the North American box office with $38.6 million (GBP27.9 million) over the weekend (09-11Feb18).

And the film is set to have a good second week, thanks to Valentine’s Day screenings on Wednesday (14Feb18).

Meanwhile, the new adaptation of Beatrix Potter’s beloved Peter Rabbit tale enjoyed a big hop at the U.S. box office in it’s opening weekend, stunning many experts by debuting at two with a $25 million (GBP18 million) haul, and Clint Eastwood’s new film, The 15:17 to Paris, has made it a trio of debuts at the top with an opening of $11.7 million (GBP8.5 million).

Eastwood’s movie is based on the book The 15:17 to Paris: The True Story of a Terrorist, a Train, and Three American Heroes by Jeffrey E. Stern, Spencer Stone, Anthony Sadler, and Alek Skarlatos, about the 2015 terror attack on a Thalys train in France. The film stars Stone, Sadler, and Skarlatos as themselves.

Former number one Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle and The Greatest Showman round out the new top five, which is expected to be obliterated next week following the launch of Marvel blockbuster Black Panther, which has become the most anticipated movie of the year. Experts predict the Ryan Coogler-directed superhero movie will open with a $150 million (GBP108.4 million) weekend.

The new top 10 in North America is completed by Maze Runner: Death Cure at six, Dame Helen Mirren’s horror film Winchester at seven, The Post, The Shape of Water, and Den of Thieves.

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