Will Jamie Dornan quit the Christian Grey role and Fifty Shades franchise in order to salvage any chance at serious Hollywood acting career? Jamie Dornan is treating his Christian Grey role in the upcoming ‘Fifty Shades Darker’ like any other job. In fact, there’s speculation that Jamie Dornan might be deliberately trying to downplay his involvement in the ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ series simply because he wants to be taken as a more serious actor in Hollywood.
Jamie Dornan was virtually unknown before he replaced actor Charlie Hunnam as Christian Grey in ‘Fifty Shades of Grey.’ Whereas Charlie Hunnam didn’t want to jeapordize his acting career by playing a sex addict in the film adaptation of the popular ‘Fifty Shades’ series, Jamie Dornan agreed to the role without any reservations.
The Irish-born actor perhaps didn’t realize that he would be mocked and ridiculed for playing Christian Grey in the series, which is often compared to soft “mommy porn.” And that’s why Jamie Dornan is looking for a way out, or at least treat his Fifty Shades movies as any other film project, rather than the one that made him a household name.
In a new interview with Britain’s The Morning Jamie Dornan admitted that being attached to the ‘Fifty Shades’ franchise can be seen as a burden, mostly because it’s made him a worldwide star. He said, “It can be, but that’s just one job. To me or any actor that is involved in any franchise, it is just another job and you move on to the next thing.”
By already thinking about his post-Fifty Shades future, Jamie Dornan is making it clear that he is treating his Christian Grey fame as nothing more than a Hollywood paycheck. Unfortunately, Jamie Dornan is contractual obligated to star in the films, whether he likes it or not.
Sure, the actor is getting paid a whopping salary for his work, but Jamie Dornan has the same aspirations as Tom Hiddleston, Eddie Redmayne, Jonathan Rhys Meyers and other actors who dream of Golden Globe and Oscar winning roles. Jamie Dornan knows that sooner or later he is going to have to shed his Christian Grey image if he wants to move on to bigger and better things.
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