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Jamie Dornan opened up about his developing career and playing Christian Grey in the movie adaptation of “Fifty Shades of Grey” penned by E.L. James this week. The 32-year-old model turned actor got the role after Charlie Hunnam dropped out, which gave the 34-year-old “Sons of Anarchy” star something to say about the role recently as well at the Hauding Film Awards in Hollywood.
Jamie Dornan Aka Christian Grey first gained fame as an underwear model but he struggled a lot for a break in acting scenes because he’s “crap at auditions,” as he said in an interview for Interview magazine’s June issue. “I know there are people who can walk into those rooms and make those lines sing on the page and get the job immediately. I wasn’t one of them,” he said with a laugh. “I’m still not one of them. Even after I got my first acting job, thanks to Sofia Coppola, director of 2006′s ‘Marie Antoinette,’ where Dornan played Count Axel Fersen, I still went a while without working.”Playing the lead role in the movie adaptation “Fifty Shades” Dornan might have better luck. But don’t worry the 32-year-old actor as an S&M-loving billionaire, won’t let fame get to his head. “I don’t want to be showy,” he said. “I’m not interested in seeing that, and I don’t want to do it.”
Meanwhile Charlie Hunnam, who dropped out of the role of Christian Grey is still heartbroken. The “Sons of Anarchy” star told Life & Style Magazine that he regrets backing out the role of Christian Grey in the movie “Fifty Shades of Grey.” Hunnam steeped down due to alleged scheduling conflict with “Sons of Anarchy”.”I felt like I had an interesting take on that character and felt like I could have done a good job of playing Christian Grey, otherwise I wouldn’t have taken it on in the first place,” he told Life & Style. “When you put the time into something like that and a character comes alive in your mind, it’s heartbreaking not to be able to play him … It was definitely kind of heartbreaking having to say goodbye to that character and not bring it to life.” Despite backing out, Hunnam did say that he still plans on going to see the movie.”If they invite me to the premiere, I will go and see it there,” he said. “If not, I’ll go and buy some tickets on opening night.”
Fifty Shades will be Dornan’s first major movie role as a leading man following his strong performance as a serial killer on television drama The Fall. When asked if there is a difference in artistic approach for the big and small screen, Dornan said good acting is good acting on any size of the screen. The movie Fifty Shades of Grey is scheduled to hit theaters on February 13, 2015. The film adaptation of E.L. James’ best-selling erotic novel will focus on the deepening relationship between a college graduate, Anastasia Steele, and a young business magnate, Christian Grey.
Hold onto your bloomers ladies, the new Christian Grey has been announced. Yes, the kinky, Seattle businessman who makes Anastasia weak at the knees will be played by Jamie Dornan.
The Irish actor is from Northern Ireland and is 31-years old and ladies, I think you’ll be suited with the replacement for Charlie Hunnam.
Jamie is also a model (swooning now) and was introduced by Keira Knightly to her agent on a photo-shoot and the couple dated for a couple of years. He is now married to English singer and songwriter, Amelia Warner. They are now expecting their first child.
Jamie’s previous film roles are by no means small. He has starred in Sofia Coppolla’s Marie Antoinette and in the summer of 2013, he starred alongside Gillian Anderson in The Fall, a BBC2 series in which Jamie portrayed a serial killer. If you have the opportunity to watch this TV show then do so, then I highly recommend you watch. If you’re not afraid to, it’s highly dark and dangerous with Gillian Anderson playing the cop who’s on his tail. He’s also been a Calvin Klein model.
He’s also a talented musician and has played with a now defunct band who released a couple of singles in 2005 and 2006.
Love it or loathe it, we await the fans’ response to this latest casting of the kinky businessman. Jamie Dornan has the ability to be dark and deep as has been shown from his role in the BBC2 series and he certainly knows a thing or two about getting down and dirty without his clothes on as an underwear model for Calvin Klein. He has also modeled with Kate Moss on various shoots for clothing.
During his relationship with Keira, he featured highly in regular gossip columns as Keira became a high-profile talented actress.
Jamie apparently screen-tested for the role last Friday and the announcements on the 23rd October have only just reached the gossip columns and there will be plenty of news coming soon on the response of the fans. We cannot wait. The fallout from the Charlie Hunnam announcement was immense and gave me writing fodder for weeks.
We are relieved that we have our new Christian Grey. With filming due to begin on November 1st, the casting company had to get a move on to meet this deadline. With the new Christian Grey now in place, we can all breathe a sigh of relief now in that the long-awaited movie can now continue and we might soon get to find out who will be cast as supporting roles. The pain and torture is not only in the “Red Room” it’s been highly painful reporting on this and now at least there is something to write about.