Jamie Dornan Admits to Stalking Woman to Prepare for Serial Killer Role on The Fall

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Jamie Dornan Stalked Woman The Fall

By Minyvonne Burke

Jamie Dornan Stalked Woman The Fall

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Jamie Dornan admits he once stalked a woman to prepare for his role as a serial killer on the Netflix drama “The Fall.” The 32-year-old actor admits it was a very unusual tactic, but says it helped him get inside the mind of his character, Paul Spector.

In “The Fall,” picked up earlier this month for a third five-episode season, Dornan’s character is a family man who likes to tie-up his female victims before killing them. During an interview with the Los Angeles Times, Dornan reveals he did “a couple of things to try to get inside [Paul’s mind].”

“On the tube, which is our underground system,” begins Dornan before trailing off. “Can we get arrested for this? Hold on… this is a really bad reveal,” he continues adding, “I, like, followed a woman off the train one day to see what it felt like to pursue someone like that.”

Dornan says he kept a bit of distance between him and the woman while on the train, and once she reached her stop he trailed her for a few blocks. “It felt kind of exciting, in a really sort of dirty way,” confesses Dornan, adding, “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?’” What do you think about Dornan admitting he stalked a woman to prepare for his role in “The Fall?”

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