How Peter Dinklage Helped Jamie Dornan Prepare For Fifty Shades Freed

Jamie Dornan and Peter Dinklage in My Dinner With Herve

There are a lot of fairly famous names in Fifty Shades franchise movies, but we didn't know until recently that Game of Thrones actor Peter Dinklage was actually responsible for helping Jamie Dornan get ready for the third movie Fifty Shades Freed. During a recent appearance on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, Peter Dinklage volunteered the information, noting,

I read some of the screenplay, though, in our dressing room. I went in. He had to do some reshoots for Fifty Shades and I would help him out learning lines. I would read the Dakota Johnson parts. Yeah, I was just helping a friend learn lines. I nailed it. I really did.

Following Peter Dinklage's amusing reveal about how he helped his My Dinner With Herve co-star Jamie Dornan prep for Fifty Shades Freed, Stephen Colbert chimed in with a great joke of his own, noting after Peter Dinklage said he "nailed it" that he thinks "that was one of the lines." Classic late night.

All in all, it's still a really funny image to think about Jamie Dornan and Peter Dinklage sitting in a dressing room together and reading a bunch of "kinky fuckery" sex scenes with Dinklage in the role Dakota Johnson plays in the movie. Scratch that, I'm really hoping they were rehearsing the scene where Anastasia Steele makes Jamie Dornan steak and they talk about having a family. The possibilities for Dinklage and Dornan rehearsing scenes are endless.

Stephen Colbert also attempted to get Dinklage to compare Fifty Shades fans with those fans who are obsessed with HBO's Game of Thrones. However, Peter Dinklage said there may not be as much crossover as Colbert seemed to be implying, noting that he personally feels they are very different fanbases.

I think Game Of Thrones fans would take issue with comparing the two, because Game of Thrones fans are very specific and lovely.

Peter Dinklage was on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert to talk about his upcoming movie My Dinner with Herve, a TV flick which is airing on HBO this weekend and tells a story about Fantasy Island actor Hervé Villechaize. Peter Dinklage and Stephen Colbert may have just met, but they do have a good rapport, so take a look at the full interview, below.

As for Jamie Dornan, the Fifty Shades Freed actor will also appear in My Dinner with Herve and has a slew of other projects coming up as well thanks to the success of his BDSM movie series. You can also catch him in Robin Hood and A Private War coming up. Although, it's probably safe to assume Peter Dinklage wasn't also around to read Jamie Foxx or Rosamund Pike's parts, unfortunately. I need more collaborations between the two actors right meow.

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