Jamie Dornan is set to receive a huge pay rise when he reprises his role as Christian Grey in the upcoming Fifty Shades Of Grey sequels.
There had previously been a bevy of rumors suggesting that Dornan was going to drop out of the role. Some of this speculation had suggested that his wife had interfered and proclaimed that she was unhappy with him continuing his work in the erotic drama, while others had suggested that these rumors were all just a ploy to loosen the grip of the novel’s author, E.L. James, on the series.
But it’s now been reported, via the Mirror, that the actor is going to pocket around $7 million for reprising Christian Grey. While Hollywood Life has alleged that the actor will actually get $12 million for his future performances. Either way this would be quite a huge increase for the actor because it’s been alleged that he was only paid $125,000 to play the character in the first film.
A source for the Daily Star has reportedly confirmed, “Jamie has signed the deal and he’s thrilled, the money on offer was just too good.”
The insider also confirmed that Dornan did have concerns about returning to the franchise though, as he was worried about being typecast. However, the financial rewards offered to him soon made him change his mind.
“He’s been really worried that he will get typecast as Christian Grey and it will do his long-term career ambitions damage. So he was about to walk away and leave it all behind then bosses of the movie franchise came back with the jaw-dropping offer.”
Meanwhile, the source also confirmed rumors that Amelia, Jamie’s wife, had voiced her concerns with him starring in Fifty Shades Darker were completely wide of the mark.
As the Inquisitr previously reported, it was revealed just a few days ago that Dornan had insisted that if Sam Taylor-Johnson, who directed Fifty Shades Of Grey, didn’t return for the future sequels, neither would he. He made this claim “as a ploy to put pressure on James and push her to loosen her grip.”
Jamie Dornan’s pursuit not to be typecast as Christian Grey has seen him sign up for Anthropoid, via Coming Soon. Dornan will take the lead role of a Czech soldier who leads the attempt to assassinate SS officer Reinhard Heydrich. Sean Ellis, who previously directed 2006’s Cashback, is overseeing the war-time epic, which is set to start filming in July.
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