03/31/2015 03:03 pm ET Updated Mar 31, 2015

Jamie Dornan Says He Stalked A Woman To Prep For His Role On 'The Fall'

It's pretty common for actors to research the roles they take on, but Jamie Dornan may have taken it a step too far when he started to prep for his role as a serial killer who stalks his victims on "The Fall."

Speaking to the Los Angeles Times, Dornan said that although he's not a method actor, there were a couple of things he did to get inside his character's mind -- one of which was stalking a woman through London's subway system.

"On the tube, which is our underground system," Dornan said, pausing before he told his story. "Can I get arrested for this? Hold on ... this is a really bad reveal: I, like, followed a woman off the train one day to see what it felt like to pursue someone like that. I really kept my distance and was aware that it was kind of half-hearted."

Dornan said it didn't last long because the woman got off the train a few stops earlier than he was planning, but admitted, "I followed her around a couple of street corners and then was like, ‘What are you doing?’"

The 32-year-old actor added, "It felt kind of exciting, in a really sort of dirty way. 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?'"

Dornan will return to "The Fall" for the show's third season, which is expected to air in 2016.



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