Jamie Dornan: Fifty Shades 'isn't grotesque'

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 13 September 2014
Jamie Dornan

Jamie Dornan

'Fifty Shades of Grey' star Jamie Dornan insists the movie, which is based on the erotic trilogy of books by E.L. James, will not be "grotesque"

Jamie Dornan insists that 'Fifty Shades of Grey' won't be "grotesque".

The handsome actor insists the latest film - which is based on the erotic trilogy by author, E.L. James - will not be too dirty for audiences to enjoy, but admits it will "break a few boundaries".

He explained: "You've got to make something a large amount of people can go and see. It's not going to be grotesque.

"I mean, in some ways, it'll break a few boundaries. But at the same time, they want to put bums on seats. They can't alienate an audience. You know it has to be watchable. It can't be hardcore. I wouldn't have signed up for it if it was."

The 32-year-old star also admitted he wasn't worried about filming the explicit scenes with his co-star Dakota Johnson.

Jamie added to GQ magazine: "I'm not really fearful of that stuff. It's just work. It's strange work, sure, but it's still work. I just get on with it."

He even revealed that his father had encouraged him to take on the role of Christian Grey, as he added: "[Dad] was all for it. I don't come from a cagey family. We're fairly liberal."

Fifty Shades of Grey

  • 3 stars
  • 2015
  • US
  • 2h 5min
  • 18
  • Directed by: Sam Taylor-Johnson
  • Cast: Dakota Johnson, Jamie Dornan, Luke Grimes, Victor Rasuk, Jennifer Ehle
  • UK release: 13 February 2015

Despite its troubling gender politics and distinct lack of plot, the likeable Johnson brings nuance and charm to a paper-thin character; Dornan manages to offer a hint of humanity; and given the many constraints, this sleek, fairly trim and occasionally sensual adaptation is the best imaginable outcome.

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