“Fifty Shades” Jamie Dornan Auditioned for Superman in His Own Costume

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Actor Jamie Dornan reveals he once auditioned for the role of Superman… in his own Superman costume!

In an interview with the “Happy Sad Confused” podcast, the “Fifty Shades of Grey” actor was asked if he had auditioned for any superhero movies over the years. He revealed that he’d mostly steered clear of superhero films, except for “Man of Steel”.

“The only one I auditioned for is Superman,” Dornan said. “That was way back when, like when Henry Cavill got cast. That’s probably 12 years ago or something. I wore my own suit there. Was that a mistake? They were Superman pajamas, they weren’t an actual suit. I remember an early audition for that. I got nowhere near putting the [real] suit on… I’ve had meetings with heads of studios that do those things and would talk about it, but I never got deep in any audition process for them.”

Dornan currently stars opposite Gal Gadot in Netflix’s “Heart of Stone”.

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August 23, 2023 10:08 pm

During the casting calls for what became Superman Returns, actors were explicitly told NOT to show up wearing costumes. I can only imagine that would get an actor kicked off the list really fast for breaking the rule.