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Having shot to fame as Christian Grey in the Fifty Shades trilogy, you might think that Jamie Dornan would be a little scared about being typecast as the character.
But it turns out that the Northern Irish actor isn’t worried about playing a similar character to Grey, as there are not any other films that require a business magnate with a penchant for BDSM.
Dornan admitted as much to Variety, explaining, “It always felt like it was this sort of one-all situation. I’ve never done anything close to since and probably never will again, because it’s kind of its own thing. It’s like we did it; it lived in its own world and it was a very big world and a lot of people cared about it. But it’s kind of like, ‘That was it’.”
There’s another reason why Dornan is unlikely to be typecast as Christian Grey. He is constantly looking to “challenge” himself as an actor, adding that he wants to take on a variety of different characters.
“My whole thing of being an actor is that we get to embody all these different worlds, and that’s what excites me. I’m not closed off to being in an action movie. I just don’t want to do four a year. If one comes along and speaks to me, then — yes, sure. And I think I’ve been lucky in everything post-Fifty Shades.”
“There’s a lot in the market of the $5 to $15 million budget movie. And I personally believe that’s where the best scripts are. I’ve done things like Anthropoid or A Private War, and some of these movies, I’m really proud of. I’m just lucky they came my way because of the box office success of Fifty Shades.”