'Fifty Shades of Grey' Star Reveals his Worst Audition Ever

Fifty Shades of Grey star Jamie Dornan revealed that he auditions for roles drunk.

Fifty Shades of Grey has shattered records and dominated the box office. It is currently, the highest grossing movie for the month of February and producers are already ramping up production for the Fifty Shades of Grey sequel. But, Jamie Dornan was not always an A-List actor. He spent years in Los Angeles as a struggling actor. But, the 32-year-old actor revealed during a two-hour interview with Variety his worst audition ever.
Dornan auditioned for the lead in “Rock of Ages,” but it didn’t go too well. “I had to sing ‘Waiting for a Girl Like You.’ It’s nearly impossible to sing, and I’ve got quite a deep voice when I sing. My audition was at 10 in the morning on the Warner Bros. lot. I convinced myself it would be a good idea to have a bit of whiskey to relax my vocal cords and maybe as a bit of a confidence booster. Suddenly, I took a swig of Jameson and I instantly f–ing puked. So I’m standing with all these executives driving around in golf carts, as I’m vomiting on the lot. It was a bad look. I hadn’t been clever enough to bring mouth wash. And then I had to go in, stinking of whiskey and vomit and proceed to sing ‘Waiting for a Girl Like You,’ which I couldn’t sing. It was the worst situation ever. Obviously, I didn’t hear anything back.”
Nowadays, Dornan is now humble. He tells reporters that he is "so f-ing privileged to work. I’m doing a big studio movie. You can’t take those things for granted. It’s insanity when you think a couple years ago, the stuff I’d audition for and really wanted and didn’t get. That’s the madness to this industry.” Discuss this story with fellow Project Casting fans on Facebook. On Twitter, follow us at @projectcasting.

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