Sunday 25 March 2018

'Being Irish helps you cope with fame' - Jamie Dornan insists on Late Late Show

Geraldine Gittens

Geraldine Gittens

The Fall star Jamie Dornan will join Ryan Tubridy on tomorrow night's Late Late Show where he'll discuss life in the spotlight.

The Fifty Shades of Grey actor is in Ireland this week to promote his new film Anthropoid with Cillian Murphy.

In a pre-recorded interview with Tubridy, Dornan insists his family life is very normal - despite all the fame.

“The fame aspect that comes with being a working actor does not intrigue me in the slightest,” he tells Tubridy.

“I think something like being Irish helps, and my friends. There’s just no allowance for it... In your life, no matter what happens or how much notoriety you gain through your work, the fundamentals of your life don’t change. I hope not."

"Your wife, your kids, your family and your friends, all that stuff, the stuff that makes you, doesn’t change. On nights like this when you go to a premiere and it all seems crazy, it’s all very heightened but every day is totally normal. It’s just a job, you go to work and do your job and then that’s it.

The County Down-born actor also tells Tubridy that none of his friends have seen Fifty Shades of Grey and he wouldn’t want them to.

“I’m just thinking about some of my mates here and I would never want to go to see them in that movie! It would be no different. Why would they want to see me like that? None of them have seen it. I think a couple came to the premiere in London actually but with wives and girlfriends,” he says.

Meanwhile, in an Olympics special, boxer Michael Conlan will join Ryan to talk about his shock defeat in Rio, how his dream of Gold turned into a nightmare and what’s next as he contemplates life outside the amateur scene.

Olympic heroes with silver medallists Annalise Murphy and Gary and Paul O’Donovan in studio to chat about achieving glory in Rio.

Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport Shane Ross will be in studio to give his unique insight into the ticketing scandal in Brazil, and on the EU’s Apple ruling.

Comedian Al Porter and band Picture This will also appear on the show tomorrow night.

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