By Lindsay Kimble
November 20, 2015 at 05:29 PM EST
Chuck Zlotnick

This article originally appeared on PEOPLE.COM.

Anxiously awaiting Jamie Dornan’s next big screen romp as Christian Grey? So is he. 

The hunky Fifty Shades of Grey star, who is PEOPLE’s “Sexiest Shade of Grey Alive,” 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. 

What he’s not anticipating, however, is the dreary Vancouver rain – 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 young (recent college grad) Anastasia Steele, played, once again, by Dakota Johnson. 

The 33-year-old – who is expecting his second child with wife Amelia Warner – says he’s currently busy dodging fans of Fifty Shades on the street (“The only thing they all ever ask is ‘can I get a selfie?’ “) and filming BBC psychological thriller The Fall in Ireland. 

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.