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“The fundamentals of your life don’t change. Nobody is changing my wife. Nobody is changing my kids."
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“I had a big crush on my wife before I met her. I really fancied her. I’d done a lot of googling of her. We met at a party in LA where I knew she would be."
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Welcome to Jamie Dornan Online,

your first and best source on the Irish actor and former model since 2011.
Jamie is known as a model with his major campaigns for several brands such as GQ or Boss and Calvin Klein underwear. As for his acting career, it took off thanks to his role in the TV show Once Upon a Time and his unforgettable role as a serial killer in The Fall. In 2015, his popularity becomes worldwide with his biggest role so far, Christian Grey, in the movie Fifty Shades of Grey with Dakota Johnson.
Jamie has now many upcoming projects: The 9th Life of Louis Drax, Jadotville and Anthropoid.

You will find all his news on the fansite and a gallery as complete as possible.

Monday, January 30th, 2017

Scans and Interview


Jamie is in the new February issue of the Italian magazine Ciak. It features pictures from Fifty Shades Darker promotional photoshoot as well as a new interview. You can check the scans in the gallery (interview in Italian).

Here are some quotes from Jamie’s interview that I translated into English for the site:

“The relationship between Christian and Ana will change a lot in the second movie, you’ll see. And I must say that for me and Dakota, it was more interesting as actors to give different facets of our two characters.”

“I stopped looking at rumors about me on Google; more or less since the one saying that I wouldn’t do the sequels because my wife Amelia was not happy about it and that there was a crisis in our marriage, bullshit!”

“During negotiations for the role of Christian Grey, I’ve been thinking a lot if I should accept a role that would have engaged me for three years and being trapped. But then I decided to take the role for what it was: a character. Better to be recognized in the streets than being invisible, no?”

“I don’t have any curiosity for whips and handcuffs, and I have never been a control freak. My friends call me Mr. Nice Guy because I’m always kind.”

“In the sequels, Grey is humanized, and the sex is softened while remaining passionate. This time it could be called vanilla.”

“No one has offered me a comedy yet, it would be something new for me, almost like holidays.”

About his roles: “If I were a painter I would not use only yellow, green and blue, but all the range of colors on the palette. You can notice that I woudn’t use any of the colors with fifty shades.”

“It would be an insult if it was invented, but I really did that career model from 2002 till a few years ago. It was a job like any other, with no holidays. And I met interesting people, I travelled around the world and earned good money. When you are twenty years old, you can’t refuse that occasion. The truth is, I had no clear idea of what I wanted to do. I only recently focused on acting, and didn’t want to lose any more time. Getting married and becoming a father of two has accelerated the maturity process.”

“Meeting Kim Basinger intimidated me, I was not brave enough to confess my crush to her. On set, I was in awe of her because as a boy I was a big fan of her. I also didn’t have the courage to ask her if it was difficult to film those scenes in 9 weeks and a half with Mickey Rourke.”



Tuesday, January 24th, 2017

Interview


Jamie was in the Russian newspaper Metro (Moscow) today, featuring a new promo picture and a new interview. You can find the scan in the gallery. As the interview is in Russian on the scan, you can read the English translation below.
Translation by me

“The dream came true – I’ve worked with Kim Basinger”

So, after the incredible success of the first part of “Fifty Shades”, have you been waiting to return to this character?
“Of course! You know, when the movie raised more than 500 million dollars we realized that we could relax, we were sure that the second movie would be made.”

This is your biggest project, has it changed you?
“Actually, this franchise has a strange effect on me. You see, my first baby was born three days before we started filming the first movie, and the second baby – two weeks before filming ‘Fifty Shades Daker’. So basically, yes, my life has changed, but I guess rather because of my kids than this project.”

You’re talking about Jamie as a person, but what about Jamie as the actor?
I’ve become a different kind of actor. Now I am able to choose projects more meticulously.

The second movie has even more sex scenes. Was it easier for you and Dakota this time, considering that you guys had been through this experience before?
“It was definitely easier. There was less pressure, and a more relaxed atmosphere. We understood each other at first sight. We also joked a lot. Now we are true friends.”

Joked?
“You know, it’s all about the plot. The more intense it is, the more need there is for humor. Humor is the best companion an actor could have on set. It helps to relax and to interpret all the scenes well. Laughter is very contagious. We had to reshoot take after take, because we could not stop laughing. I remember, once Dakota and I – we were supposed to be super serious for a scene, but at one time she smiled … that was all. I could not help it … I just laughed. So that’s why we had to reshoot the scenes again. All the time.”

New actors have joined the project, including Kim Basinger. Tell us, what was it like working with an actress of that caliber?
“This is simply a dream! I’ve always been her fan! I still cannot believe I worked with her on the same set! She is an incredible actress. And she is very charming.”

Christian has many secrets, he is a very complicated character. What do you like most about him?
“I like its complexity. I respect his thirst for success and his willingness to move forward.”

How did you prepare for this filming? Did you read the book again?
“I read them during the filming of the first movie, so this time I just went back to the key moments.”

This time, E.L James the author of this trilogy, was also one of the producers of the movie. Was she on the set? Did she help you?
“Of course! She was on the set all the time! No one knows their own characters as she knows them. It helped a lot. The same cannot be said from all producers.

Sam Taylor Johnson was the director of Fifty Shades of Grey and she is a woman. But this time, James Foley was the director, and he is a man …
“Yes! He is an incredible director! I have seen almost all his movies. And I was very excited to work with him. He had his specific vision of this story and he filmed it differently. He had a very difficult task. According to me, he did a great job.

Would you say that the second movie is not just melodrama but also a thriller?
“Yes, it has this inherent tension that thrillers have.”



Sunday, January 22nd, 2017

Scans and Interview


Jamie is in the new February issue of the magazine Glamour Spain. It features pictures from Fifty Shades Darker promotional photoshoot as well as a new interview. You can check the scans in the gallery (interview in Spanish).

Here are some quotes from Jamie’s interview that I translated into English for the site:

“Dakota and I, we respect each other a lot, we’re friends. Without the trust that exists between us, we would be screwed.”

“I do not want the character of Christian Grey to interfere in my life, because that can destroy you.”
“It was worse for Twilight actors than for us cause Robert & Kristen were together in real life and that fed dreams and the madness.”
“It’s not easy to get in and out of Grey’s mind, he’s a very complicated guy, but no he hasn’t left me any sequels. At least for now”

“I’m working non-stop. I wouldn’t be pleased to do only blockbuster movies. I like independent films, television series, theater.”
“Soon, I start filming a new version of Robin Hood, I want to find a balance in my career.”

“I do not have time to shave when I’m with my two daughters. I can’t even go to the bathroom.”
“I am very caring with my daughters. I coudn’t see myself as a father in another way. I do not want to miss a minute of them.”

“I refuse to think of me as an erotic icon. If you consider yourself as a sex symbol, you are lost. I would hate myself immediately.”

“I know that more movies like FSOG type must exist, but I woudn’t do it. I hope they offer me other types of stories, other topics.”

“I understand the importance of talking with fans, I respect them so much; however I found out many dangers in social media.”
“I left social media because, just as you find fans, you also face complicated people and too much interaction can become dangerous.”
“If you have a family, it’s important to protect them from the frightening things that people can say online. They can be horrible.”

“No, I could never live in Los Angeles. I am very happy living in the rural countryside of England.”



Sunday, January 15th, 2017

Scans and Interview


Jamie features on the cover of the new February issue of GQ Australia. The interview was made last year in Los Angeles and the amazing pictures come from Fifty Shades Darker promotional photoshoot by Nino Munoz. You can check the HQ scans in the gallery, with the interview.
Though, you can also read the full interview below by clicking on: Read More?



Wednesday, January 11th, 2017

Interview and Scans


This week issue of the French magazine Paris Match contains a new interview of Jamie and Dakota for Fifty Shades Darker! You can check the scans in the gallery. The interview is in French but Emmanuelle translated it in English for the site and you can read it below!
Moreover, the magazine features brand new pictures of Jamie and Dakota. These pictures come from Fifty Shades Darker promotional photoshoot. More will be released in other magazines during the promo.

TRANSLATED INTERVIEW:

First, it was a litterary phenomenon. Published in France in 2012, “Fifty Shades of Grey” became a bestseller before it was even out. E.L. James was able to make a Harlequin-like romance into eroticism. Alas, it has nothing to do with Sade, Houellebecq, or naughty erotic litterature from the 18th century… The only point of the saga has been to bring people back to bookshops, then to cinemas, when the movie was relased, on February 11, 2015. Since Hollywood has always been good at taking popular stories and turning them into blockbusters, the movie was successful, as expected, securing at the same time the lauch of a movie saga. That’s why Dakota Johnson and Jamie Dornan meet with worldwide journalists in a huge, dark Universal Studio, to promote “Fifty Shades Darker”. Her, just like her character, cold and distant. Him, a charming, well-mannered British man.

Is it a love story, or a battle of egos between the two?
Jamie Dornan. A love story! It’s the heart of the movie and the book. “Fifty Shades” isn’t a battle of egos, but the story of two characters looking for the best way to love each other. The movies do justice to the books, they remain fairly close to their content.

The movies are a bit funnier. Anastasia is way funnier on the silver screen than on pages, right?
D.J. It’s a fairly strong character.
J.D. But it’s probably you who brought her this strenght, her strong character, her humour.
D.J. Maybe… I did find her quite funny, but not everybody had percieved this dimension with the character.
J.D. And you’ll see in the second movie, this aspect of the character is even more expanded [Laughs]

How do you each perceive your respective characters?
J.D. Ha, if only we knew! We constantly talk about it, between us and also with the director. But I don’t feel like a big brother who’d give advice to his little sister. We just try to be on the same page constantly.

These two roles force you to have a real sexual intimacy. In order to make this possible, do you have to be friends in real life?
D.J. We have a very special relationship. I am close to Jamie’s wife, to his children, he’s someone I deeply care about. There are many Hollywood franchises, but I think this is the only one where the actors were able to develop a real friendship. Since we’re both on set every day, it would have been hard if it hadn’t been the case…

Do you maintain this friendship outside of work?
J.D. Not necessarily. When we’re on set, it’s for 13 hours a day. So we have a lot of time to learn to know each other! [Laughs] It creates bonds, memories. A lot of people may think it’s only a movie, but this friendship was born fairly easily. We had the same approach to our roles, and we were also able to laught about it, especially after intense scenes… We are now very close. We’ve been trough success together, as well as hard times.

You were shooting the movie in Nice when the terrorist attack occured.
J.D. I was there with my family, the crew was in Monaco. We were asleep when the attack happened, because my children are still very young and we went to bed early. During the night, I got a lot of phone calls to make sure we were safe and sound.

How do you imagine the rest of your careers? There’s a chance that you’ll always be seen as your characters…
D.J. Personnally, I don’t care, and I don’t believe I’ll always be seen as Anastasia.
J.D. Same for me, I think I’ll be able to get away from the character. How many actors before me have had emblematic roles and went on to do other things? The real issue would be not to be able to portray characters as strong. The challenge in Hollywood is to keep working, to find good projects, ones that people want to see.

Jamie, you do choose astonishing roles. You just shot a movie with French director Alexandre Aja, “The Ninth Life of Louis Drax”. A rather small project…
J.D. It’s different from Hollywood franchises, indeed. It’s not the same budget, the same stakes, and I need this balance between intimate projects and big movies. I also really want to be in a TV show again, where you can do so much more, in terms of writing, than in a classical movie. In a way, this freedom that I now have, I owe it to Christian Grey.
D.J. “Fifty Shades” is a real platform for the both of us. These movies allow us to be seen. Instead of being typecast in a role, like you suggested, they open new doors for us.

But today, whatever you do, you’re living your life followed by paparazzi. No pain no gain?
J.D. I don’t care, I just pretend they don’t exist. I’ve never been interested in the lives of others, so I just live normally. When people gather in Paris, at the Opéra Garnier because we’re filming there, it is my life on this precise day. The next day, I move on to something else. My daily life is not making a movie in Paris. It’s only a few days in a year… Moreover, this kind of “incident” is extremely rare.
D.J. I also try to live as normaly as possible. Yes, my parents are famous, but a lot of my friends don’t come from the industry. And yes, when I attend a movie premiere, I pay attention to what I’m wearing. But when I go out shopping, I don’t give a damn! [Laughs]
J.D. The more you think about these kind of things, the crazier you become. It’s better to try and live a normal life.
D.J. And it’d be so boring to think every day about what you have to do, what you have to say…

So fame and being recognised is not a problem for you?
J.D. It’s alright. Maybe we’re able to deal with it better than other people. We live in the countryside, few people are interested in Mr Grey. I’d attract more attention if I spent five nights a week in clubs in New York. These kind of things were fun when I was 21. But now, at 34, it’s not anymore.

Jamie, you were part of a rock band in England. Is it its success that pushed you to do films?
J.D. [Laughs] It was a band of mates that we started when we were 17, without thinking any further. A lot of people around us would have wanted us to explode. But the adventure came to a sudden end.
D.J. I’m having a hard time imagining you in a rock band… [Laughs]

Some critics have compared “Fifty Shades” to a mix between “Cinderella” and “Blue Is The Warmest Color”. Do you agree with that?
D.J. Ha, I quite like it. But how many people really did say that? Anyway, that’s the kind of comment that I find very flattering. I’m cool with that!
J.D. I like these movies, so I’m okay with it too. For once…




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