June 18, 2014 at 1:09 PM ET
Carpooling just got a lot more fun for a certain segment of the population, since Christian Grey is evidently doing the driving today.
A new photo released Wednesday by the "Fifty Shades of Grey" Twitter and Facebook feeds shows Jamie Dornan, the handsome star of the upcoming film, staring at us from behind the wheel of a car. The posts wish a happy birthday to the fictional character from the erotic novel upon which the movie is based.
It's the first look at Dornan as Grey, at least from the front. Billboards and posters have shown the character from behind, with the tagline "Mr. Grey will see you now," and fans have been tweeting images of the signage from various locations.
Last month, the birthday wishes were directed at Dornan himself. The Northern Irish actor turned 32 on May 1.
"Fifty Shades of Grey," which also stars Dakota Johnson as Anastasia Steele, is due in theaters on Valentine's Day 2015.
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