Jamie Dornan admits “Fifty Shades of Grey”, overall, was a positive experience, however, he wouldn’t take on a role like that again.
The 36-year-old, who starred as Christian Grey in the franchise alongside Dakota Johnson, who played Anastasia Steele, was asked about the movies as he chatted to Vulture.
Dornan said when questioned about whether he saw this stage of his career as a “new phase”: “I don’t see it like that, no. They’re [the ‘Fifty Shades’ films] perceived the way they’re perceived. Critically, that’s not very favourably. But they made a lot of money, and as studio pictures go, they’re pretty unique. To speak for myself, and I’ll speak for Dakota as well, it’s another job on another set.
“I probably won’t ever take a job with this much attention and scrutiny and public opinion directed at it again. And that’s fine! From a practical point of view, you just move on to the next and keep your head down. But listen, it’s given us so much. The work that I’ve been doing has been a million miles from that, and not even by choice. You just keep plugging away, doing good work, and trying to better yourself.”
Not ending the “Fifty Shades” chat there, Dornan continued: “It was mad, a mad thing to be involved in. It was so big in its scale and the reception, and it remains beloved to many people.
“As a life experience, I’m glad I could go through it. Though now, it almost feels like it didn’t happen? It’s that thing where you film it, maybe do some reshoots, and then you’re on your way. For the fans, it’s all-encompassing, spending all your time waiting for the next book or the next movie.
“Dakota and I kept coming in and out of it, going to promote it and do press and reimmerse yourself in the hysteria. And then you’re away from it again! It was a strange time, but without that, I don’t get to do “Anthropoid”, I don’t get to do “A Private War”, you get the idea.”
The final “Fifty Shades” film, “Fifty Shades Freed”, was released in February of this year.