We love Jamie Dornan, but this is just inappropriate.
In a recent interview, the Fifty Shades of Grey actor admitted to following a woman around in order to get into character for his serial killer character in Netflix‘s The Fall:
“The first series, I did do a couple of things to try to get inside [his mind]. On the tube, which is our underground system… Can we get arrested for this? Hold on… this is a really bad reveal: I, like, followed a woman off the train one day to see what it felt like to pursue someone like that… It felt kind of exciting, in a really sort of dirty way. I’m sort of not proud of myself. But I do honestly think I learned something from it, because I’ve obviously never done any of that. It was intriguing and interesting to enter that process of ‘what are you following her for?’ and ‘what are you trying to find out?'”
Yes, that IS a really bad reveal.
While legally stalking someone requires more than one action (following someone twice, etc.), we think that you don’t need to actually purposefully follow someone to get into character.
You’re a good actor, Jamie. You didn’t have to do this.
There are real victims of stalking out there, and to make it seem like a game? Well, that’s not cool.