Fans can't wait to see Jamie Dornan on the big screen as "Fifty Shades of Grey" lead character Christian Grey, but he sounds a bit less enthusiastic about the coveted role. Earlier this week, the Northern Irish actor spoke with The Guardian about his most prominent role to date.
Dornan also plays a serial killer in British TV series "The Fall." In that series, as in the graphic “Fifty Shade of Grey,” Dornan ties women up. The only difference is that on the show it is for death, while in the movie it is for sex. When asked about the similarities between the characters, Dornan hinted that he may be ready to move on from "Fifty Shades of Grey" soon. “I’d like to do a job where I don’t have to tie women to beds,” he said.
Does this mean he will not play the starring role in possible "Fifty Shades" sequels?
In September, British actor Charlie Hunnam was given the role of Christian Grey in the film, but many fans protested that casting decision. The “Sons of Anarchy” star later quit the film, citing his an “immersive” filming schedule. By October, Dornan replaced Hunnam in the movie adaptation of E.L. James’ best-selling erotic novel.
He later told Entertainment Weekly about learning he won the role of the BDSM-obsessed billionaire, “I was sort of pretending I wasn’t waiting, but the phone was in my hand, halfway to my ear,” he said, stating he received the call in the dead of night from the film’s director, Sam Taylor-Johnson. “There was a slight fear, but beyond anything else, I was really f—king excited,” he said.
While the original release date was Aug. 1, 2014, due to the casting shakeup, “Fifty Shades of Grey” is now set to be released Feb. 13, 2015.