AceShowbiz - Jamie Dornan used to lie about his modelling career because he was embarrassed.
The actor - who has three daughters with wife Amelia Warner - struggled with the "energy" and the "vanity" of his former career and admitted when he used to meet women he'd pretend he had a different job.
"I struggled with, let's say, the energy. There's too much vanity and it just feels douche-y as f**k," he told Britain's GQ Magazine. "Too much nonsense. Whenever I went on a date or met a girl in a pub or whatever, I'd say I was a landscape gardener or worked for Google - anything but admit to having my photograph taken for a living."
Despite it being a big part of the job, the Belfast star - who started modelling in 2003 before taking his first steps into acting in 2006 - still isn't comfortable having his photograph taken because it feels so "unnatural."
"I didn't love (modelling)," he admitted. "And I still don't like having my photograph taken. I find it odd. I find it an unnatural thing to happen. It's not fun to be told continually to move your head about like it is on a swivel."
Jamie turns 40 in May next year (22) but he isn't "afraid" of the milestone because it has given him perspective.
"It gives you perspective, doesn't it? I am not afraid of that any more," he grinned. "I'm not someone with a five-year plan... but if my twenties were about beginning this career, modelling, the start of acting, and my thirties were about establishing myself, then I want my forties to be about building something that will last."