“Fifty Shades Darker” isn’t the first time Jamie Dornan has shed some clothes.
Toronto-raised Malin Akerman once posed nude next to the Northern Irish hunk in an ad campaign for Abercrombie & Fitch. The “Billions” actress was on “Late Night” Thursday when host Seth Meyers pulled out an ad featuring a mostly-naked Akerman and Dornan in his pre-Christian Grey days.
“You are selling clothes, right?” Meyers jokes.
“That was the whole question. I don’t really know what we were selling,” the actress admits. “We got to set and after two shots, the clothes came off. [The photographer] didn’t want any clothes on us.”
“Needless to say we got to know each other very well,” Akerman says of the future Mr. Grey.
The trip down memory lane didn’t stop there.
Meyers showed a clip of a 17-year-old Akerman at the Ford Supermodel Of The World competition in Las Vegas. After winning a number of competitions within Canada, Akerman was there representing our country in the international search for the modelling company’s next famous face. While Akerman looks nothing but poised and professional on camera, she reveals she suffered a serious injury on the runway.
“As I was walking down the runway, my joint collapsed in my toe,” she tells Meyers. “Five months later I had to have surgery.”
“We’re going to see the moment your joint collapsed, and I want to credit the level of model you are, because you are ice cold,” Meyers says.
After watching the clip, Akerman explains what was going through her head at the time: “A little bite of the lip, went ‘Oh, s***. Keep going! Keep going!'”