Jamie Dornan worried he keeps playing 'sick psychopaths'

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 19 March 2015
Jamie Dornan and Amelia Warner

Jamie Dornan and his wife Amelia Warner

'Fifty Shades of Grey' star Jamie Dornan has joked about being cast as a "sick psychopath"

Jamie Dornan is worried he keeps playing "sick psychopath b*****ds".

The 32-year-old actor, who is best known for playing the part of Christian Grey in the film adaptation of the E.L. James novel 'Fifty Shades of Grey', considers himself to be an easygoing personality, but says his on-screen roles are often the exact opposite.

Jamie - who also starred in the BBC show 'The Fall' as a serial killer - shared: "I consider myself quite light-hearted, pretty easy-going, and I keep playing sick psychopath b*****ds! It kinda worries me sometimes how comfortable I am in that zone."

The 'Fifty Shades of Grey' movie - which also stars Dakota Johnson - has been greeted by mixed reviews, but Jamie isn't surprised by the negative publicity.

He told the Guardian newspaper: "You know, I'm not naive as to why people would think it was a bad [career] choice, or why there is a snobbery about it.

"But I'm also not stupid, and I knew with [director] Sam [Taylor-Johnson], and [cinematographer] Seamus McGarvey, the film would be in safe hands. And, you know, it does no harm to be in a film that makes half a billion dollars."

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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