Thursday 26 April 2018

Jamie Dornan: My wife won't watch Fifty Shades of Grey

Jamie Dornan and wife Amelia Warner
Jamie Dornan and wife Amelia Warner
Jamie Dornan with wife Amelia Warner
Jamie Dornan and his wife Amelia Warner.
Actress Amelia Warner (L) and actor Jamie Dornan attend the 72nd Annual Golden Globe Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel
Jamie Dornan with wife Amelia Warner and their baby go for an early morning walk for breakfast in downtown Vancouver

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Jamie Dornan doesn’t think 50 Shades of Grey would be a “comfortable watch” for his wife.

The Northern Irish actor is married to Amelia Warner and the couple have a daughter together. But with his role in the steamy big screen adaptation of the E.L James novel only days away, Jamie isn’t sure his spouse will be heading to her nearest movie theatre.

“She doesn’t want to watch this. She wants to support me and my work. I won’t be able to sit there myself,” he explained to USA Today. “I am not going to put any pressure on her either way. It’s her decision. She’s well aware that it’s pretend, but it’s probably not that comfortable to watch.”

The 32-year-old stars alongside Dakota Johnson in the flick, which is directed by British director Sam Taylor-Johnson. The film required both of the main stars to get virtually naked on screen, and it’s not something that the actor is looking forward to seeing.

“There’s quite a long shot of my [butt]” he added. “I wasn’t hugely comfortable with it when I watched it. That’s my bum. Still my bum. Wow.”

Jamie took on the role after Charlie Hunnam, who was originally cast in the part, pulled out of the production. But he recently admitted that he didn’t find it too difficult to get to grips with Christian.

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“Luckily, there were aspects to the character that I felt relatively solid with, without feeling like I needed to do loads of work on," he explained to Time Out London magazine.

“I had a decent sense, I think, of his torture, of people misunderstanding him, of his struggle for love and acceptance. He's an extremely powerful guy, but I think there's a big element of Christian that is unfulfilled. I don't mean it is in anyway parallel with my own life - but I just felt early on that I had an understanding of that and so I felt comfortable when I went to play him."

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