With the long anticipated release of the Fifty Shades of Grey film came a storm of rumors about the actors. One of the stars of the movie, Jamie Dornan, has already denied the rumor that he won’t be returning to do any sequels — a representative confirmed he’ll be around for the whole franchise. But Dornan has also had to fight off a slew of other accusations about Fifty Shades, including the harsh claim that he and his co-star Dakota Johnson have no chemistry.
According to the Latin Post, Dornan responded to an article by Gawker pointing out the awkward relationship he and Johnson seemed to have during the press tour for Fifty Shades of Grey, and piling on several accusations that the two don’t seem to like being around one another. Jamie Dornan fired back at these claims with some valid reasoning about how the film was cast.
“They wouldn’t have shot the film with us if there was a chemistry problem… whatever chemistry means. You have to jump through a lot of hoops to get a part like this, and they simply wouldn’t have cast us.”
Another major rumor about Jamie Dornan’s involvement with Fifty Shades of Grey was that his wife was deeply displeased with the film and wanted Dornan to drop out from future projects. According to the Daily Mail, this is not the case. Dornan insists that he has his wife’s full blessing to continue on with the Fifty Shades of Grey franchise.
“The idea was that we honour the trilogy and do all three,” Dornan said.
When the Daily Mail brought up the rumor that his wife hated how sexually explicit the movie was, Jamie Dornan was quick to clear up that misconception.
“Total b*****ks! Of course she would have read the scripts well in advance, and she’s massively supportive of Fifty Shades.”
One major rumor about Fifty Shades of Grey that Dornan hasn’t responded to yet is the claim that both he and Dakota Johnson are expecting $40 million each to star in the sequel, according to the International Business Times. Due to the massive success of the books, the film adaptations are expected to bring in a lot of money, so it wouldn’t be surprising for the stars to expect a huge chunk of that cash.
“It was a very basic franchise starter deal,” a source close to the movie explained to the Hollywood Reporter. “Look at ‘Twilight’ and ‘Hunger Games,’ and that’s where it is heading.”