Jamie Dornan's latest role sees him play kinky billionaire Christian Grey in the film adaptation of E. L. James's bestselling erotic novel 'Fifty Shades of Grey,' and since it is one of the highly anticipated flicks of next year, it seems the Irish actor wanted to prepare for the part properly.

Christian Grey
Dornan as Christian Grey in the film adaptation

In the February issue of Elle U.K., Dornan reveals he visited a real sex dungeon to gather research, and help him get into the character of the S&M enthusiast.

"I went there, they offered me a beer, and they did...whatever they were into," the 32-year-old star told the mag. "I saw a dominant with one of his two submissives. I was like, 'Come on guys, I know I'm not paying for this, but I am expecting a show.' It was an interesting evening. Then going back to my wife and newborn baby afterwards...I had a long shower before touching either of them."

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Dornan was cast in the movie, directed by Sam Taylor-Wood, after English actor Charlie Hunnam dropped out of the production in October 2013. He is starring alongside actress Dakota Johnson who plays Anastasia Steele.

This isn't the first time Dornan has expressed being uncomfortable when talking about portraying Christian Grey, he previously opened up to The Guardian about filming racy sex scenes in bed with Johnson.

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"Anyone who thinks actors get turned on doing sex scenes in films is mistaken," he said. "There are dozens of hairy men standing around, moving cables and lighting equipment. That's not sexy unless you're into being watched, which I'm not."

'Fifty Shades of Grey' is slated to hit theatres on Feb 13th, 2015.