Christian Grey has become a household name since the Fifty Shades Of Grey series was released, and now that the books have been adapted for the silver screen, that name is being thrown about more than ever. Before the film’s stars were cast, Sons Of Anarchy star Charlie Hunnam was poised to take the role of domineering businessman Grey, but he eventually dropped out due to scheduling conflicts, and while some fans of the book were wary of Jamie Dornan when he nabbed the role, he has proven himself practically made for it. The movie has garnered astronomical box office numbers since its Valentine’s Day release, and now the question on everyone’s mind is whether Dornan will come back for a potential sequel.
Although a second film hasn’t been officially announced, Dornan’s reps told Us Weekly that he would be more than happy to step back into Christian Grey’s highly-polished shoes.
“Jamie is delighted that the film is breaking box office records worldwide and whilst the studio has not made any formal announcements about sequels, he is looking forward to making the next film,” his rep said in a statement.
Dornan said in a recent Details interview that he was scared of how loyal fans of the books might react once the film came out, noting that sometimes superfans are very involved when a film adaptation is made.
“I almost don’t want to put this out there into the ether, but I fear I’ll get murdered, like John Lennon, by one of those mad fans at the premiere. Because a lot of people are very angry that I’m playing this character. And I’m a father now, and a husband. I don’t want to die yet,” he said.
Though the books–and subsequently, the film–are well known for racy subject matter, some viewers think there’s a lot more to the story than kinky sex. As one reviewer wrote, Christian Grey is a man who was sexually abused as a child and, therefore, is looking for fulfillment as an adult while simultaneously pushing intimacy away.
“Fifty Shades of Grey is not a movie about kinky sex. There is hardly anything sexual about the movie. It is about the abuse of power, and its tragic aftermath. It is about a wealthy, handsome young man at the peak of his manhood being incapable of developing a meaningful relationship with a young woman who tries everything (including becoming somewhat of a sex slave) to get to his soul,” wrote Robert Hoatson.
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