Jamie Dornan 'won't star in Fifty Shades of Grey sequel'

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 24 February 2015
Jamie Dornan

Jamie Dornan

'Fifty Shades of Grey' actor Jamie Dornan will decline the opportunity to return to the franchise, because his wife Amelia Warner is unhappy with him appearing in explicit sex scenes

Jamie Dornan won't star in a 'Fifty Shades of Grey' sequel because his wife doesn't want him to.

The 32-year-old actor appeared as Christian Grey in the film based on the erotic novel by author E.L. James, but is reportedly set to spurn the opportunity to star in a sequel because his actress wife Amelia Warner - with whom has a 15-month-old daughter, Dulcie - is unhappy with him starring in explicit sex scenes.

An insider shared: "Jamie said the movie would skyrocket his career.

"He tried to assure Amelia nothing would change but women all over the world now lust after Jamie.

"She hasn't seen the film and I don't think she will to be honest."

It's also been reported Jamie didn't click with his 'Fifty Shades of Grey' co-star Dakota Johnson, and has blamed her for the film's generally poor reviews.

The insider told Australian magazine NW: "Jamie does not think his performance was bad - instead he blames Dakota and says it wasn't possible to have chemistry with her.

"He says Dakota gave him nothing to work with."

The claims come shortly after it was reported director Sam Taylor-Johnson wants to pull out of the 'Fifty Shades of Grey' sequels after several clashes with E.L. James.

The 47-year-old filmmaker previously said she'd "signed on" for the second and third movies in the erotic film franchise, but she's apparently no longer keen to helm the follow-up projects because she blames the writer for the film's failings.

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.

Fifty Shades Darker

  • 2 stars
  • 2017
  • US
  • 1h 58min
  • 18
  • Directed by: Sam Taylor-Johnson
  • Cast: Dakota Johnson, Jamie Dornan
  • UK release: 10 February 2017

No surprises here: Anastasia (Johnson) gets sweet-talked back into the red room by Christian (Dornan). Foley seems to be under orders to skip the actual sex, as the real money shots are of Christian’s wardrobe. Johnson manages to be likeable and human, but otherwise it’s high on production values and short on story.

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