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Jamie Dornan plays Will "Scarlet" Tillman in the new Robin Hood movie, and it must've tickled him that he'd play the boyfriend of Marian. Dornan recently confirmed his longtime crush on Maid Marian -- the animated Marian, that is, from the 1973 Disney movie.
I definitely did/do have a crush on Maid Marian the fox in the Disney animated version.
Can you blame him? She is pretty ... foxy:
I just had such a crush on Maid Marian, the fox. I thought she was so beautiful growing up.
Sounds like he still has that crush today as a married 36-year-old man. But Jamie Dornan told Collider his crush on the animated fox wasn't his main reason for signing on to the movie:
There are obviously so many other reasons I wanted to do it. But it is cool -- not just [the animated version], and Prince of Thieves, and Ridley Scott's version, and even Errol Flynn ones. I have always loved this story, and I remember how excited I was to see Prince of Thieves when I was 11-years-old. I remember that like it was yesterday, that trip to the cinema. I remember the car journey there, I just remember everything about it. And to be involved in something that hopefully some kid somewhere will have a similar excitement to see -- to be involved in that is a very cool thing.
Not all Robin Hood films have performed equally at the box office. Prince of Thieves picked up $390 million off a reported $48 million budget, which is pretty darn sweet. The 2010 Robin Hood made $321.5 million worldwide - $105M from the domestic side -- but that was off a reported $200 million budget. Slightly less sweet.
On the upside, at least the film hasn't come with the kind of attention Jamie Dornan got with Fifty Shades, which is why he'll never take another job like that again.