Saturday 16 February 2019

'Ah, f*** it, you can't please everyone' - Jamie Dornan responds to criticism of season 2 of 'The Fall'

Jamie Dornan as Spektor in The Fall
Jamie Dornan as Spektor in The Fall
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Jamie Dornan and his wife Amelia Warner arrive for the British premiere of the movie 'Fifty Shades of Grey' in London
Aisling and Jamie Dornan in The Fall
Colin Morgan and Jamie Dornan on the set of The Fall
The Fall starring Gillian Anderson and Jamie Dornan
Jamie Dornan and Dakota Johnson
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The Fall star Jamie Dornan has responded to criticism of the second season of the hit BBC show.

The 32-year-old actor is set to reprise the role of serial killer Paul Spektor in the third season, which has just been commissioned, despite accusations of plot implausibility in the final episodes of season two.

Speaking to The Guardian, the Northern Irish star said, “The thing is, the show had to develop and expand. You can’t just regurgitate what you did in the first series.

"But then, some people’s argument is that you should stop after the first series.  But I would happily play Paul for ever and one thing I’m learning is: ‘Ah, f**k it, you can’t please everyone.’”

Jamie, who is riding high on the commercial, if not critical, success of Fifty Shades of Grey, the erotic drama big screen adaptation of EL James novel, in which he played an emotionally distant billionaire who embarks on a relationship based on BDSM with a naive young graduate.

The actor also revealed that he considers himself a light-hearted, easy going person and joked about playing "sick psychopathic bastards".  He added, "It kinda worries me sometimes how comfortable I am in that zone."

Although the film has been widely panned, it had earned more than €500m at the worldwide box office, and Dornan has signed up for two more sequels, along with Dakota Johnson.

“You know, I’m not naive as to why people would think it was a bad [career] choice, or why there is a snobbery about it," he said.

"But I’m also not stupid, and I knew with [director] Sam [Taylor-Johnson], and [cinematographer] Seamus McGarvey, the film would be in safe hands. And, you know, it does no harm to be in a film that makes half a billion dollars.”

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