He”s officially replacing Charlie Hunnam in the upcoming film adaption of E.L. James” bestseller “Fifty Shades of Grey” and now Jamie Dornan is revealing his true thoughts about taking on the role in the latest issue of Entertainment Weekly”s.
During his interview with the mag, the “Once Upon A Time” actor shares his reaction to Christian Grey”s character and how he feels about the movie”s graphic sex scenes with co-star Dakota Johnson.
“I”m a fairly worldly guy,” the 31-year-old former model stated. “I grew up in a very liberal place. I”m not saying we had a playroom, but I”m not shocked [by the sex in the book]. It”s essential to the story. I can”t believe films that don”t invoke the sexual side of it. So it works for me.”
He continued, “I certainly don”t fear it. I already got a glimpse into working with [director] Sam [Taylor-Johnson] at the test and I”d met Dakota by then. So I had a glimpse into how I felt it would be if I got the part. None of it scared me.”
While discussing how he received the news about replacing Mr. Hunnam, Mr. Dornan recalled, “I was sorted of pretending I wasn”t waiting, but the phone was in my hand, halfway to my ear. There was a slight fear, but beyond anything else, I was really f**king excited.”
In regards to nabbing the part after Charlie left the production, Jamie said, “You know, one door closes, another opens. When [Charlie] dropped out, I didn”t instantly think, “Oh here we go, maybe I should cancel that holiday,” but I did feel that maybe we”d revisit the idea of me.”