"I don't even think he saw my tape, it was that bad."

It's always humbling to hear a big-name actor laugh about a time in their past when they made an absolute hames of their audition tape for a big-budget movie. Jamie Dornan is one such example, admitting this week that he originally auditioned for Marvel Studios' 'Thor'.

Dornan is currently doing the interview rounds for his latest release, 'Belfast' (watch our interview here), which was directed and written by Kenneth Branagh. Now, despite Dornan apparently being the only actor that the director knew he wanted to star in the film, it turns out he previously missed out on giving the Northern Irish actor a shot in his Marvel action creation.

Speaking with Jimmy Fallon on his late-night chat show this week, the 39-year-old admitted he originally auditioned for 'Thor', which went on to star Chris Hemsworth as the almighty God of thunder.

Discussing the director, Jamie Dornan admitted: "I did audition for 'Thor' when he directed the movie way back when. But I didn't, you know, I talked to Ken about it but I don't think he even saw my tape, it was that bad."

But Dornan wasn't going for the title role, admitting: "No it was one of the guys... One of his smaller buddies."

However, it turns out that the actor always had a connection to the famed director while growing up, as his father and Branagh were photographed together, and the picture sat on his family's bookshelf. Dornan describes working with Branagh on 'Belfast' as "full circle".

Here's the interview, which also features a video of the actor doing his best Kermit the Frog impression.

The pair also discussed the premiere of the movie that took place in Belfast, which Dornan describes as "one of the best nights of my life"; as well as working with the breakout star of the film, Jude Hill, and the legendary Judi Dench.

'Belfast' starring Jamie Dornan, Caitríona Balfe, Ciarán Hinds, Judi Dench and Jude Hill is in cinemas now.