Jamie Dornan is pretty sexy — as long as you don’t ask him to walk.
The 35-year-old “Fifty Shades Freed” star dished on his early days as a model during his appearance on “The Late Late Show” Thursday, explaining that his “bouncy” walk kept him off the catwalk.
“I went for some castings, but I have a really unfortunate walk that is very, very bouncy,” the Northern Irishman said, adding that a career as a model didn’t really “appeal” to him.
Naturally, host James Corden and fellow guest Pete Holmes demanded Doran show off his “unfortunate” walk.
“That’s me really trying to tone it down,” Dornan says after strutting across the stage to huge cheers from the audience.
“You don’t have a long enough stride. It’s your stride length,” Corden offers.
Doran goes on to explain that his bouncy walk caused some confusion on the set of his serial killer drama “The Fall” during the series’ first season when the episode’s director, Allan Cubitt, saw the actor walk for the first time.
“I did this walk and he was like, ‘Um, that’s a character thing or is that…,’ and I was like, ‘Sorry, what?'” he says as Corden and Holmes laugh. “He goes, ‘Just your walk,’ and I was like, ‘Oh no, that’s how I walk. That’s just it,’ and he said, ‘Let’s just do one where you take longer strides…Longer strides! Longer strides!'” he mimics the director yelling at him.
“So you’re right,” he tells Corden. “But I looked ridiculous. It was terrible.”
Dornan will show off his bouncy walk and a lot more when “Fifty Shades Freed” opens in theatres on February 9.