Jamie Dornan has come a great distance since “50 Shades of Grey,” starring in hit movies like “Belfast” and “A Haunting in Venice” and main the Netflix collection “The Tourist.” But the actor nonetheless remembers the mockery that he endured for starring within the poorly-received diversifications of E.L. James’ bestselling erotic novels.
In a current look on the BBC 4 radio present “Desert Island Discs,” Dornan opened up concerning the preliminary wave of dangerous publicity after Sam Taylor-Johnson’s first “50 Shades of Grey” film hit theaters in 2015. He defined that the movie’s poor reviews stung him given his current performing successes, prompting him to cover out in Taylor-Johnson’s nation house till the dangerous press blew over.
“I think I hid,” Dornan stated. “I was coming off the back of career-altering reviews for ‘The Fall’ and BAFTA nominations and all the madness ‘The Fall’ brought… to ridicule. We went down to Sam and Aaron Taylor-Johnson’s place. They weren’t there. They let us have their place in the country and we sort of hid there for awhile and shut ourselves off from the world a little bit.”
Dornan went on to say that his disappointment with the movie was exacerbated by his realization that its monetary success would require him to reprise his function as Christian Grey two extra occasions.
“It made so much money so like… films two and three were greenlit overnight,” Dornan stated. “It was a strange thing because there’s a bit of ridicule here and I’m now contracted to do two more, knowing that there will be much more damnation to come.”
While the trilogy’s dangerous critiques might have harm Dornan, they weren’t solely stunning to him. The actor previously told IndieWire that he at all times anticipated the movies to bomb with critics.
“The fans, for the most part, loved it and it made a ton of money,” he stated. “I think if everyone’s honest with themselves, that was the main two intentions going into it. We were aware that the critics probably weren’t going to love it, because the critics did not love the books. I don’t know how we would’ve changed that when we were sticking so close to the books. But there’s no regret or anything.”