His signature roll had fans both hot and bothered by the Fifty Shades Of Gray franchise.
But Jamie Dornan has certainly made his legions of fans very pleased with his latest role.
The 38-year-old actor was shirtless in the official Edgar Prayer music video posted on Lionsgate Movies’ official YouTube account on Thursday.
In the video, Dornan’s character spends an energetic afternoon on the beach while pouring his heart out after coming to a crossroads in what he wants to do with his life.
New Debut: Jamie Dornan starred in the official Edgar Prayer music video posted on Lionsgate Movies’ official YouTube account on Thursday
The song comes from the comedy film Barb and Star Go To Vista Del Mar, in which the actor starred alongside Kristen Wiig and Annie Mumolo.
At the beginning of the video, Dornan’s character Edgar was seen hung up and angrily fell on a bed while staring into the distance.
Then he suddenly turns to the camera and delivers the first lines of the song, in which he expresses that he has the feeling that his blood is in a pan on a stove and it heats me up to the max.
Edgar then rolls off the bed and sprints to a beach, where he runs in front of several onlookers and humorously announces that he is “a frustrated man”.
Story: In the video, Jamie Dornan’s character struggles with inner turmoil after coming to a personal crossroads
Source Material: The clip is from the comedy film Barb and Star Go To Vista Del Mar, which was released in February
Serious talent: The film, directed by Josh Greenbaum, also starred Kristen Wiig and Annie Mumolo, who co-wrote the script
After finishing his running session, Dornan’s character sat down and kicked the sand to “understand all the fire that rages within me”.
The actor then went for a walk again while singing the first chorus of the song and asked a nearby seagull a question, “Am I in heaven or am I in hell?”
Edgar began doing various jumps and leaps in front of a duo of sun-kissed beachgoers who didn’t seem affected by the confused character’s athletic prowess.
The character then started spinning like a baby ballerina before quickly gaining speed and digging a hole in the sand.
Dornan’s emotional turmoil then prompted him to climb a nearby palm tree while singing that he felt like a cat on a palm tree that chose to climb a palm tree.
Out with it: During the video, Dornan’s character sings that he’s trying to “understand all the fire that’s raging inside of me”.
Deep questions: Edgar also sings about his personal problems and asks if he is in heaven or if I am in hell.
Purpose: The outbreak of Dornan’s character was caused by the fact that he was torn between his devotion to the villain’s villain and the impulse to do the right thing
After completing the second chorus, Edgar began vocalizing against a gentle piano solo before a backup singer stepped in and started singing with him.
After declaring his love for the villain’s villain, portrayed by Kristen Wiig, he rips his shirt and goes into the waves where he sings the song’s final chorus with the other singer.
At the end of the video, the character falls on his knees in the water and concludes that he is “in hell”.
Shortly after the movie’s release in February, Dornan spoke to Uproxx and gave the media company his opinion on how the scene fits in Barb and Star Go To Vista Del Mar.
“While it’s so ridiculous what happens, it’s a very bizarre way of asking about something or looking for answers. It’s just so silly, but it made sense in this whole world of silliness we’re in, ”he said.
Getting Help: At one point a backup singer would come and accompany the character for the remainder of the song
This is how it works: At the end of the song Edgar grapples with the fact that he is ‘in hell’.
Have fun: During an interview with Uproxx, Dornan thought about the scene and said it was “so ridiculous”.
The actor also noted that the scene served as a clue to the audience that the film was beginning to delve deeper into the absurdity.
“It’s definitely difficult, but I have a feeling that this ‘prayer’ is almost a catalyst for ‘Oh, this is going to be really weird’. It’s best to set the tone, ”he remarked.
Dornan concluded that while his children enjoy watching the song and dance number, they are always reminded of the physical exertion he put into the scene.
He said, “I can see it with the kids, but I can’t see it without remembering how burning the sand was at that moment and how sweaty I was at that moment.”
Let everyone know: The actor also spoke about how the scene fits into the rest of the film, commenting, “It’s best if she sets the tone.”
Fan Favorite: Dornan noted that his children were fans of the music number, although he is usually reminded of the physical exertion that went into the production