Jamie Dornan Discloses the Most ‘F–ing Difficult’ Part of Working on the ‘Fifth Shades’ Films
Jamie Dornan is best known for his role as Christian Grey in the Fifty Shades of Grey films, and he recently opened up about the most “f—ing difficult” aspect of starring in the series.
Dornan reflected on Fifty Shades of Grey and offered his perspective on the series’ reception while speaking with British GQ about his latest film, Belfast.
“There’s nothing like Fifty Shades of Grey in terms of being based on books and staying very close to these books,” he explained.
“Fandom adored these books.”
Every critic adored, obsessively adored, and despised Dornan.
“You know you’re going to have these movies for the fans, that the fans are going to love, that are going to make a ton of money,” he continued, “you know you’re going to have these movies for the fans, that the fans are going to love, that are going to make a ton of money.”
However, you know the critics will be licking their lips, which is exactly what happened.
And we knew that was going to happen, so you’re watching it unfold, which can be f—ing difficult at times.”
While playing the lead in Fifty Shades of Grey wasn’t always easy, Dornan is grateful for the opportunities it has provided him.
“The thing is, I’ve only been able to do everything I’ve done in my career because of those films,” he explained.
“Because all of the stuff I’ve done in the last five or six years, like Belfast, Beyond Private, and other well-received more independent stuff, they’re only budgeting, they’re only paying for those films to be made off my name because I’m in a franchise that made 1.4 billion dollars.”
That’s the way it’s done.
It’s all part of it, and it’s given me so much, so I can’t say I’m sorry.”
The first film in the novel-inspired series, Fifty Shades of Grey, was released in theaters on February 14th.
13th of January, 2015.
Fifty Shades Darker, the first sequel, was released two years later, in February.
Fifty Shades Freed, the trilogy’s third and final installment, was released in February.
9th of this year.
While Dornan’s assessment of the franchise’s critical reception is somewhat accurate, it was a huge hit with readers and audiences.
Fifty Shades of Grey grossed more than (dollar)1.32 billion worldwide, making it the seventh highest-grossing R-rated franchise of all time.
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