Despite the first 50 Shades of Grey movie taking in over $400 million worldwide since its Valentines Day opening, it’s had quite the bashing from most critics, and drama surrounding the novel’s writer E.L. James and director Sam Taylor-Johnson have lead to many rumours about the future of the movie’s sequels. Well, if this next rumour is to be believed, Jamie Dornan, who played Christian Grey in the movie, is bailing from production.
These questionable whispers are coming (viaMirror Online) from Australian Magazine NW, which claim that there are many different reasons why Dornan’s thinking about leaving the franchise, one being pleas from wife, actress Amelia Warner, after she was reported unhappy with Dornan acting out the kinky sex scenes.
NW went on to claim that Dornan has gone to the big bosses of Hollywood and said he won’t be returning for the sequel after the scathing reviews from critics and some fans. An insider quotes; “Jamie said the movie would skyrocket his career. He tried to assure Amelia nothing would change but women all over the world now lust after Jamie. She hasn’t seen the film and I don’t think she will to be honest”. The magazine also claims that Dornan, while pleased with his own performance, blames his Anastasia Steele, Dakota Johnson, for the claims of lack of chemistry on screen; “Jamie does not think his performance was bad – instead he blames Dakota and says it wasn’t possible to have chemistry with her. He says Dakota gave him nothing to work with”.
These rumours need to be taking with a gargantuan pinch of salt, while I seriously slated the film for its ridiculous script, stiff chemistry and lazy filmmaking, losing the main actor now would be disastrous and it’s hard to believe Dornan would be allowed to just bail. Also, these claims that his wife would be so shocked to discover these explicit sex scenes in a film and bondage are pretty thin wearing. Give the girl some credit. Either way, I think Dornan should run from this drippy drama with as much speed as it took me to leave the cinema as soon as credits rolled – which was really, really fast.