Saturday 21 September 2019

'I don't feel typecast - there aren't a lot of scripts out there about sadomasochist men,' says Jamie Dornan

Actor Jamie Dornan poses as he arrives to attend 'Fifty Shades Freed - 50 Nuances Plus Claires' Premiere at Salle Pleyel in Paris on February 6, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / PATRICK KOVARIKPATRICK KOVARIK/AFP/Getty Images
Actor Jamie Dornan poses as he arrives to attend 'Fifty Shades Freed - 50 Nuances Plus Claires' Premiere at Salle Pleyel in Paris on February 6, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / PATRICK KOVARIKPATRICK KOVARIK/AFP/Getty Images
Jamie Dornan attends Aviron Pictures' Los Angeles Premiere Of "A Private War" at Samuel Goldwyn Theater on October 24, 2018 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Presley Ann/Getty Images)
Northern Irish actor Jamie Dornan (L)and his wife English actress Amelia Warner pose on the red carpet upon arrival at the UK premiere of Fifty Shades Darker in London
Jamie Dornan arrives at the Los Angeles premiere of "My Dinner with Herve" on Thursday, Oct. 4, 2018, at Paramount Studios. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)
Ann Skelly and Jamie Dornan in character as Beth Winters and Liam Warn in drama Death And Nightingales. Picture: Teddy Cavendish/BBC/PA Wire
Irish actor Jamie Dornan with ‘Fifty Shades’ co-star Dakota Johnson. Photo: Getty Images
Jamie Dornan (L) and Amelia Warner attend Charles Finch and Chanel Pre-Oscar Awards Dinner at Madeo in Beverly Hills on March 3, 2018 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images )
Jamie Dornan attending the A Private War Premiere (Ian West/PA)

Jamie Dornan doesn't feel typecast by the 'Fifty Shades of Grey' franchise.

The 37-year-old actor portrayed kinky businessman Christian Grey in all three movies in the series but he isn't worried that will define his career because it's so unlike any other role.

He said: "I don't know how much onus I would put on me trying to step away from 'Fifty Shades'. In some ways, I feel the opposite of typecast.

"Mostly for the fact that there aren't a lot of scripts out there about sadomasochist men."

Jamie Dornan and Dakota Johnson in Fifty Shades Darker
Jamie Dornan and Dakota Johnson in Fifty Shades Darker

And Jamie thinks the franchise was an "anomaly" because it was adored by fans yet savaged by critics.

He told Red magazine: "The thing is, I just think 'Fifty Shades' is an anomaly, in that it's sort of incomparable to anything else that will go on to be made. For one, I don't think there will be another movie made on that subject matter again.

"I don't think there will be more films with quite that same fan base. But also, I'm pretty certain there won't be another set of movies that are so critically disliked that make so much money.

"When you think about it, the remarkable thing about 'Fifty Shades' was the fact the fans didn't give a f**k what the critics had to say. They didn't give a f**k about what some Oxbridge graduate on whatever newspaper wrote.

"So to compare it, or look at it in a way that relates to whatever I do next, I kind of feel that's impossible. The chances are, neither me or anybody will be in that kind of situation again."

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