Jamie Dornan’s daughter thinks he’s a tractor driver because it sounds like ‘actor’

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Jamie Dornan, the least sexy thing about the 50 Shades of Grey movies, is still apparently regarded as a sex symbol in some circles. And the 36-year-old Irish actor has had some “tricky” fan requests.

In an interview with the Irish Sun, Jamie recalled, “Once, after I’d played golf, a woman came up to me and asked for her breasts to be signed. Seriously.” He declined to sign the woman’s décolletage, because, “I was so aware of how that photograph would look, particularly if you got a certain angle.” He told the fan, “I respect that you want me to do that, but I’m going to respectfully decline” and instead, signed a copy of a 50 Shades book.

As someone who struggled through the first Fifty Shades movie, I never thought I’d change my opinion on this guy, but her grew on me during this interview. He also shared that his almost five-year-old daughter, Dulcie, (Jamie also has a two-year-old daughter, Elva, with his wife, Amelia Warner) thinks he’s a tractor, not an actor. “I tried to tell her one time that I was an actor and because we live in the countryside with a lot of tractors, she somehow put the two together and I became a tractor driver in her head.” Cute story.

Jamie also shared another adorable tale on Wednesday’s Ellen. He recounted dressing up as Tigger for his daughter’s last two Winnie the Pooh themed parties. He also shared a photo of himself, drunk, in a Tigger costume. Between that and that accent, my feelings about Jamie have been slightly altered.

Plus he got drenched for charity, helping to raise $10,000 for the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. The money was actually donated by Ulta Beauty, but, hey, he’s on Ellen and she loves to drench men with water. It is her way. Jamie played a game called “Oops My Water Broke,” which was basically a game of pixy sticks that dropped water balloons on Jamie’s head. He sure was a good sport, and it makes him quite endearing. He should just stay away from any future Grey-esque projects.

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  1. Lakota says:

    He was great in The Fall, although that did rather put paid to any chance of my seeing him as sexy, he was terrifyingly creepy! However, I have zero interest in any 50 shades stuff.

    • Esmom says:

      I couldn’t get through that show because it creeped the F out of me!

    • Kcat says:

      Loved him in the Fall. Still wanted to climb him up and down even though he was a psycho killer. Dead sexy.

    • Dani says:

      He was UNREAL in The Fall. So creepy but my lord so sexy. Him getting wet here isn’t so bad either.

    • Vanessa says:

      He was so sinister, it’s a testament to how well he played the role that it’s still confronting to think of him as sexy. But superficially, he is, and he’s funny. Let’s just hope he gets good roles in the future!

  2. Lex says:

    He is so sexy! Watch The Fall and you’ll get it. His natural accent is amazing. His American one is gross

  3. BaeBae says:

    I literally shudder when I see pics of him after watching The Fall 😭 I don’t think I’ll ever be able to disassociate him from that role.

  4. Aang says:

    He was great in The Fall.

    • Juls says:

      Yes, he was. On a side note, his wife is gorgeous! She reminds me of Julia Ormond, a shamefully underrated actress.

  5. Esmom says:

    He is one fine looking, sexy man. And his wife is beautiful. Their family seems lovely.

    When I was little and my dad said he was an engineer, I assumed he drove a train. I was highly disappointed to find out he only designed machines.

  6. Profiterole says:

    I’m sorry I don’t want to hijack the thread but I quite need to talk.

    I lost my beloved dog this morning, a West highland White terrier who was 14 (it hurts so much to talk about him in the past). I cried this morning but now it’s like I’m under anesthesia I’m kind of numbed.

    I know he’s better. He was ill with cardiac, respiratory and kidney problems. But he was with me half of my life and I’m heartbroken. I was able to see him one last time but it doesn’t ease the pain.

    I don’t know what to do about his stuff. Do I throw them out or do I keep them ?

    I’m lost. I imagine him everywhere in my house.

    • Doodle says:

      I’m so sorry about your dog. We lost our cat recently – it’s never easy. I say hold onto his stuff for a few days, then pack it into a closet u til you are ready to let it go. You don’t need to get rid of it all at once.

      People who don’t have pets don’t get it. They become a part of your family. I am so, so sorry for your loss.

    • KNy says:

      I am so very, very sorry. The love we have for our pets is so different from anything else – and so powerful. They bring such joy and laughter, and the relationships we have with them are so vital. Take your time to mourn your loss, but I suggest you put his toys and things to use by fostering a rescue dog in the future – a dog that needs you, a dog that you can focus on. You would be saving a life. There’s no replacing your pup, but I think forging a new relationship with a dog, getting it ready to be adopted, might help you heal.

    • Juls says:

      Our Jack Russell is 9. We got him when my boys were toddlers and they are almost teens now. He is my third baby. I know we will lose him someday, hopefully later than sooner. And it will be a terrible day. I’m so sorry for your loss. What was your precious baby’s name? You are in my thoughts today.

      • Profiterole says:

        His name was Voyou (French for cheeky or rascal I think – I’m French). He was the sweetest.

    • elimaeby says:

      I’m literally crying for you right now. I am so sorry for your loss. I have an almost-three-year-old westie who is the sun and the moon at our house. They really are magical little babies. Whenever we’ve had to board him before trips or leave him overnight at the vet, the mister cries when we get home to the empty house.

      I wish I had good advice. I wouldn’t throw any of his things away. When we adopted our Finn, Mister’s mom gave us a box of her late westie Bonnie’s things, and they are such a delight. She loves when she comes over and sees Finn in her sweaters, sleeping on her favorite pillow.

      I’ll be thinking of you. I’m so sorry again. <3

    • Valerie says:

      Oh, it’s hard! I had a budgie for almost 15 years and I felt the same way. I knew she had to go, but she was such a big part of my life. She saw me through a particularly difficult time (all our pets do, don’t they?) and I’ll always remember her as a source of comfort during that time. I couldn’t take her everywhere with me the way you can a dog, but she was still my near-constant companion.

      Pets are such a gift to us, no matter how long we have them for. Maybe you can donate some of his stuff but keep something like his collar as a memento. <3

    • Susan says:

      My 15 year old dog passed six weeks ago so I feel your pain. He was all I had. I haven’t given it away yet but I have a lot of useful stuff like unopened food and wee pads etc bagged to donate to a shelter. But I kept a sweater, collars and tags, his favorite toy and his fur clipping and paw print and put it in a memory box I found on Chewy. I also kept some pricier things like a stroller and stairs in case I get another little guy but I also may sell those. It’s heartbreaking but I couldn’t even sift through the stuff for a week so it’s probably too soon for you to make the decision yet. And I have stuff I should donate but can’t bring myself to do yet that I’m putting in a storage bin. I just need time. Love to you. I’m sorry about your baby.

  7. jessamine says:

    +1000 for The Fall. And bonus drop-dead stunning and bad-ass Gillian Anderson.

    Plus, no clearly no one wanted to be in the 50 Shades movies. No. One.

  8. moco says:

    He has the same quality as Ashton Kutcher — the right pose and the right face and they look like amazing male models, a smile and they look like very hot guys, and as soon as they talk, you realize they are actually pretty goofy.

  9. Valerie says:

    I’ve only seen him in The Fall and daaaamn, damn, is he scary in it. Still haven’t gotten to the third season!