Throughout the promo for Fifty Shades of Grey, the film’s star Jamie Dornan has been very self-aware and even made a few jokes about the material.
He’s not complaining about his character Christian Grey, but he’s not exactly giving the studio line in his interviews either. In his most recent interview, Dornan got extremely frank about what he thinks about his characters, including the elusive Mr. Grey.
According to The Guardian, the 32-year-old actor said that sometimes he can’t believe he’s actually a part of the Fifty Shades world.
“There are times when I’ll be like: ‘Huh, someone made a Fifty Shades movie, that’s funny.’ And then I’ll be like: ‘Wait, I’m the guy?!'”
As for what people might think of the Fifty Shades of Grey world, Dornan said he’s very much aware of the perception, but sees an upside about being in a very popular film.
“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, 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.”
And as for his thoughts on Christian Grey, the actor says he couldn’t be further from the characters he plays. “I consider myself quite light-hearted, pretty easy-going, and I keep playing sick psychopath bastards! It kinda worries me sometimes how comfortable I am in that zone.”
In addition to playing Christian Grey, he also plays a psychopathic murderer in the BBC2 series The Fall.
Aside from that there’s been some talk about whether or not Dornan will continue on with the sequel. Although Dornan has denied rumors that he would be out of the second film, as the Inquisitr reported, there’s some things to work through before pre-production begins.
According to rumors, Dornan and Dakota Johnson are looking for more money, which makes sense considering how much money the first film brought in.
One producer, Dana Brunetti, wasn’t happy with the idea that the actors are asking for more money to continue on with the franchise.
“Look, when I was starting out and had to cut my teeth and build my resume to get in, I had to basically work for free on a lot of things. I still take reductions in my fees for the opportunities to do certain things. We got slack on Captain Phillips about how much Barkhad [Abdi] and those guys got paid. Look at Jonah Hill in The Wolf of Wall Street. It was great for his career. So I’m not going to cry for anybody who wants to be in this business just because a thing they were involved in did very well and they didn’t get paid [a lot]. That’s not the deal that you made.”
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