Why hello, Mr. Grey! Jamie Dornan stepped out in London on Friday, Oct. 25, looking scruffy and casual, just two days after it was revealed that he would be replacing Charlie Hunnam in the film adaptation of E.L. James' Fifty Shades of Grey.
Mysterious and handsome — just like his character! — the Irish actor and model surfaced wearing dark blue jeans, a plain white t-shirt and a black peacoat. The brunette hunk, 31, also tried to keep a low profile by wearing shades during the outing.
It was confirmed earlier in the week that the former Once Upon a Time actor would be gearing up to star in the S&M trilogy alongside Dakota Johnson in the Sam Taylor-Wood directed film. "Stow your twitchy palms ladies…our man is here. Welcome to #TeamFifty @JamieDornan1 x," James would later confirm via Twitter.
"Jamie has a really good reputation as someone easy to work with, easy going and is seen as someone who will be very appreciative of this role," a source told Us Weekly of Dornan. "It's his charm and personality that is winning people over."
One day earlier, Johnson stepped out herself shortly before news broke that her Anastasia Steele had a leading man once again. The actress, 24, sizzled in a black and blue dress (with a lingerie-inspired bustier top!) at the CFDA & Vogue Fashion Fund Event in West Hollywood, Calif., on Oct. 23. A second insider added: "She's ready for this role."