Jamie Dornan has had enough of starring in Fifty Shades Of Grey. During an interview on Monday on ITV’s Lorraine, the host asked Jamie if fans would ever have the chance to see him portray Christian Grey again.
However, unfortunately for his fans, it appears as though the actor has since gotten over it. Lorraine Kelly asked him if the third film would be the last one, and he said, “the last one, Um yeah, I think so.”
Dornan stated that both of the first two books were from “Christian’s perspective,” so they may not decide to do “that again.” The 35-year-old said he was “getting too old for this,” unless EL James continues to write the books, which she may or may not.
Despite his feelings of ambivalence toward the idea of playing Christian for the fourth time, Dornan said he likes the character more this time around.
Jamie revealed Christian has become a “better version of himself,” and likes him more because of it. Grey has evolved in his relationship with Anna, the primary protagonist.
And while the immense popularity of the first three books garnered a significant positive reaction from readers everywhere, the movies and the source material have been received unfavorable from a majority of film and literary critics.
One of the main criticisms of the franchise is its “poor literary” qualities, even though most fans have found the novels to be entertaining.
Maureen Dowd from The New York Times said it was like a “Bronte devoid of talent” as well as “dull and poorly written.” Regarding its literary significance, even though the novel wasn’t up there with The Great Gatsby written by F Scott Fitzgerald, it still managed to sell 125 million copies worldwide by June of 2015, making it one of the best selling novels of all time.