Jamie Dornan Stalked A Woman To Prepare For A Role & 9 Other Actors Who Pushed The Limits For Their Characters
There has to come a moment when an actor decides if it is worth it. In a recent interview with the Los Angeles Times, Jamie Dornan admitted that he stalked a woman while preparing for his role as a serial killer in the series, The Fall. Dornan shared, "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... 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?’”
Dornan admitted that he wasn't entirely comfortable with what he did and insisted that he doesn't "want to be in that headspace all the time. Certain actors would but I remember thinking I was in over my head when they cast me."
It is true, many of our greatest actors have been wholly dedicated to preparing for their role, to the point of causing physical and psychological turmoil. Here is a list of some other actors who stepped out of their comfort zone for their craft and have pushed the limits with their method acting.