'Fifty Shades' Star Jamie Dornan Opens Up About Trying To Break Away From Being Christian Grey

'Fifty Shades' Star Jamie Dornan Opens Up About Trying To Break Away From Being Christian Grey
Credit: Source: Elle

Prior to Fifty Shades of Grey , most fans recognized Jamie Dornan as Sheriff Graham on ABC's hit show, Once Upon A Time .

That all changed after Dornan landed the part of Christian Grey in Fifty Shades of Grey. While the actor is moving on with his career in Hollywood, he still struggles with always being recognized for his role in the popular erotic drama.

According to Cinema Blend , Dornan recently opened up about trying to break free from the Fifty Shades character and said he hopes that fans will soon recognize him for his other work.

"Sometimes and I struggle with that. I might be fighting this my entire career. I hope not. You just want to keep trying to improve yourself and better yourself," Dornan explained.

Dornan talked about his struggles while promoting his new film, A Private War . The movie, in which Dornan plays a photographer, has been met with great reviews and is hovering around 89 percent on Rotten Tomatoes .

Another one of Dornan's movie this year, My Dinner With Herve, was also well received by the critics, which proves that Dornan is equipped to take on different roles.

That does not, of course, mean that every project Dornan accepts will succeed.

He also played a part in the latest Robin Hood adaptation, which starred Jamie Foxx and Taron Egerton. The film did not do well in the box office, though it does show off a bit of Dornan's range.

Although Dornan is working hard to separate himself from Christian Grey, he understands that the Fifty Shades franchise has opened a lot of doors in Hollywood.

Beyond a big payout, Dornan admitted that he probably would have never starred in films like A Private War if it had not been for Fifty Shades of Grey and the popularity it brought.

Moving forward, Dornan has vowed never to take on a role like Christian Grey ever again, though that could change if it changed how fans viewed him.

Jamie Dornan's latest movie, A Private War , was released in a limited run in November.


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  • Gina
    Gina Dec 29, 2018 2:46 PM PST

    Jamie be grateful for Fifty Shades, you were basically an unknown actor until auditioning and getting Fifty Shades Of Grey. A Movie You Auditioned for not once but, twice. Robin Hood was an expensive movie to make and it was a Bomb! Next Role Trolls 2. So once again be grateful for the Fifty Shades Of Grey Trilogy

  • PF
    PF Dec 29, 2018 9:11 AM PST

    Their films (including all 3 50 Shades films) have pushed boundaries, addressed biases and ignorance, displayed humans at best and worst and are therefore art. Their dedicated performance in each shows some of their capability and humanity instead of the usual cardboard cutout films we see coming out ad infinitum ad nauseum. Thanks for your courage. I hope they don't get past any of them, but continue to build on their great performances.I am a big fan and will see anything they are ever in.

  • Felicia
    Felicia Dec 28, 2018 9:55 PM PST

    I loved them both in Fifty Shades and I have been watching them both in there other movies. I don't understand why people want to only talk about the one movie they probably only watch! Why not check some of there other movies and then decide how you feel.

  • Richard S
    Richard S Dec 28, 2018 7:19 PM PST

    They are very good in their role in the films but I see them both in others movies and they are still great in those films great actors really help you feel the person they are playing ❤️ Them both! Thank you!

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