Jamie Dornan's stepmother recently spoke about the Fifty Shades Darker star's late mother and why his success is bittersweet.
Dr. Samina Dornan, the wife of Jamie's father, Jim Dornan, spoke with Northern Woman magazine recently about her own pride for the star.
"I'm very, very proud of him and also sad for him," Samina said in the interview, via the Belfast Telegraph. "It may be a strange thing to say, but I often feel how wonderful it would be if his mum was alive to see all this. You can never replace a mother, no matter how good a parent you are."
Samira also spoke about being stepmother to Jamie and his two sisters, Liesa and Jessica.
"I get on very well with the kids, as I do, incidentally, with my own stepmother, who is very gentle," she said. "She missed me when I moved to Ireland. The kids still love to come home here - that's the best evidence of a good relationship."
Jamie lost his mother, Lorna, at the age of 16, to cancer. Jim previously spoke with the Mirror about Jamie's feelings during this time period.
"Jamie's incredibly sensitive. If somebody's hurting, he will hurt the most. Watching his mother die of pancreatic cancer over a year and a half made him a very soulful boy," he said last February.
"I was very honest while his mother was dying," Jim added, "We didn't take away hope, but I knew time was limited. It made him very strong."
Jamie has a very busy career at the moment, having finished filming on Fifty Shades Darker and Fifty Shades Freed. He also stars in the critically acclaimed series The Fall, where he plays serial killer Paul Spector. The actor currently has three films out in theaters, Anthropoid, The Siege of Jadotville and The 9th Life of Louis Drax.
"The role in 'Anthropoid' is very much Jamie - it sums him up," Samina said. "It's very much the role he would have chosen for himself and I'd encourage everyone to go to see 'Jadotville'. We saw it at the Galway Film Festival, and it got a standing ovation, so go see it!"