'50 Shades' star Jamie Dornan explains why he wasn't scared of being typecast as a 'BDSM-loving billionaire' after playing Christian Grey

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  • Jamie Dornan said he wasn't worried about being typecast after his "Fifty Shades" role.

  • He told The Telegraph that Christian Grey, a "BDSM-loving billionaire," was a "one-off" role.

  • "Nothing close to that has come my way again – I've barely worn a suit since," the actor said.

Jamie Dornan became the face of the erotic "Fifty Shades" blockbuster trilogy in 2015 as business tycoon Christian Grey. Though the critically-panned franchise proved to be a box-office sensation, the 39-year-old actor said he wasn't concerned about its potential impact on his future on-screen opportunities.

"At the time, I was asked if I was scared of being typecast – as what? As a BDSM-loving billionaire? I think that's a one-off," he told The Telegraph on Saturday, as reported by Us Weekly.

He added: "Nothing close to that has come my way again – I've barely worn a suit since."

Since "Fifty Shades Freed," the third and final movie adapted from E.L. James' best-selling book series, premiered in theaters in 2018, the Northern Irish actor has gone on to appear in Kenneth Branagh's critically-acclaimed film "Belfast" (2021) and Chris Sweeney's TV series "The Tourist" (2022), among other projects.

Jamie Dornan and Dakota Johnson in "Fifty Shades of Grey."
Jamie Dornan and Dakota Johnson in "Fifty Shades of Grey."Focus Features / Universal Pictures

Dornan, who costarred in the franchise across actress Dakota Johnson, previously said in a 2018 interview with Vulture that while he was grateful for the "life experience" of being in the lucrative but negatively reviewed movies, he "probably won't ever take a job with this much attention and scrutiny and public opinion directed at it again."

And while Dornan admitted to feeling a sense of relief when Charlie Hunnam was initially cast as Christian (he later dropped out of the project due to scheduling conflicts), the actor told British GQ in November that he doesn't regret raising his hand for the part.

"The thing is every move I have made in my career, post those films, I have only been able to do because of those films," the actor explained in his GQ interview.

He added: "Because all of the stuff, like 'Belfast,' 'Beyond Private,' or any like well-received, more independent stuff I've done the last five or six years, they're only budgeting, they're only paying for those films to be made off my name because I'm in a franchise that made $1.4 billion. That's how that works. It's all part of it, it's given me so much, so of course I don't regret it."

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