Jamie Dornan’s newest film, "Untogether", has landed with a thud. But at least his co-star Jemima Kirke has great things to say about him.
Kirke – she was one of the stars of "Girls" on HBO – plays Dornan’s love interest in the film, and chatted about the sex scenes last week on the E! show hosted by Busy Phillips. Jamie’s obviously a pro at those as he’s a graduate of the three "Fifty Shades of Grey" flicks.
“I'm not familiar with someone who looks like that…I had to do a lot of work,” Kirke said of her Irish co-star. “I did because I just didn't, he looks like the sculpture.”
Things apparently got pretty steamy, and Jamie was in full control.
“It wasn't intimidating until…so he did this one part where he's supposed to go down on me and there was no, I was like, ‘Oh my god, like wow, you really,’” Kirke revealed.
“He didn't go down on me at all, at all, no, but there was no like, it was close. And I'm like, of course, "Fifty Shades" – he knows what he's doing.”
The reviews for "Untogether", an R-rated romantic drama which is playing in a few theaters throughout the country and is also available on demand, aren’t the greatest. “Like its psychologically adrift characters, this … feature comes fancily packaged; what’s inside, though, is mostly hot air,” The New York Times wrote.
Dornan, meanwhile, has been doing some publicity for "A Private War", a film about the American war correspondent Marie Colvin who was killed in Syria in 2012 by an explosion. The reviews were good when it dropped last year and there was even talk of award nominations, but nothing materialized.
Still, Jamie and co-star Rosamund Pike are doing the rounds in the U.K. where the film recently opened. Jamie says that playing Colvin’s photographer Paul Conroy and filming in Jordan was a harrowing experience.
“We knew from the offset we were gonna make this as authentic as possible. For a lot of the times in the film when we were depicting Syria, Iraq, we were using real refugees who found themselves in Jordan,” he told an interviewer.
“We were talking to women who had gone out for the day and did not come back. It was the most cathartic, emotional job I would ever do. I was in bits by the end.”