The smoldering Fifty Shades of Grey star, who was named one of Men of the Year in PEOPLE's Sexiest Man Alive isssue, says he's ready to play the business magnate in the franchise's second installment, due out in February 2017.
"I'm looking forward to embodying Christian again – and getting a chance to show more of him," he tells PEOPLE.
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What he's not anticipating, however, is the dreary rain in Vancouver – the Canadian city where the movies are filmed.
In Fifty Shades Darker, the second book in the trilogy by E.L. James, Christian reunites with recent college grad Anastasia Steele, played, once again, by Dakota Johnson.
The best part of working on the series? "Getting to film in Belfast (where I grew up) and being surrounded by fellow Irish people," Dornan says.
While Dornan is great as bad guy Paul Spector, we definitely prefer him in that silver tie.