Jamie Dornan, the lead star in "Fifty Shades Darker," had a lot of interesting things to say about his role as Christian Grey in the movie, which will be out in the market on Feb. 10. Did the film affect him personally? How did the role change him, if at all?
The movie, "Fifty Shades Darker," didn't transform him too much, Jamie Dornan said. The 34-year-old actor explained that playing the role of Christian Grey coincided with the birth of his two children -- Dulcie, 3, and Phoebe, 1. Co-parenting his toddlers with his wife, Amelia Warner, was what really changed his life a lot, he said. Being a father was "totally life transforming," he told ET.
But otherwise, things do remain the same for Jamie Dornan. Acting in the film, or even its earlier avatar, "Fifty Shades of Grey," did not influence him. It did not make any difference to his fatherhood. Still, one notable fact that changed since the movie was made was the fact that playing Christian Grey made him a recognizable person in society. It's not "crazy" to be well recognized, he felt. Yet, Dornan was glad that he had done a good job "blending in" with his surroundings.
Working with his leading lady, Dakota Johnson, who played the role of Anastasia Steele, also helped to improve his life. Jamie Dornan became good friends with the co-star, with whom he completed some hot scenes that became "a good thing."
Jamie Dornan did think that the leading pair should have each other's support so that they can partner while performing steamy scenes. Love and respect are very essential, he said. Fortunately, they do get along well, otherwise, work could become so tough - actually a "horror story," he explained.
Dakota Johnson agreed with him on all counts. She said that the pair became so friendly during the making of the first movie that acting in the second movie, "Fifty Shades Darker" was just like working with a friend every day, she told ET. Johnson got close to both Jamie Dornan and his wife, Amelia Warner.
"Fifty Shades Darker" features some sexy scenes that overshoot the number of hot shots in the first film, "Fifty Shades of Grey." But It is interesting to learn that Universal Pictures have forbidden Jamie Dornan, Dakota Johnson, and the entire cast of the film from "making sexual and graphic references" to the world outside, according to AVClub.
There are a number of characters and personalities in the current film who are explored. It is crucial to get along with the leading man, explained Johnson. Other stars in "Fifty Shades Darker" include Marcia Gay Harden (Grey's mother), Rita Ora (Mia), Luke Grimes (Elliot) and Hugh Dancy (Grey's psychiatrist).