When Jamie Dornan found out that he had been cast as Christian Grey, he probably chuckled with glee, realizing he would quickly go from being a little-known Irish actor to international household name, right? Err, well, not quite.
Jamie was interviewed by The Telegraph recently and discussed how he really feels about all the attention he's been getting since being brought on board Fifty Shades of Grey ...
Becoming splenetic about the topic, Jamie said:
Nobody sane wants just to be famous. I hate it when people say you’re asking for it by doing films. No, I’m asking for work, and I’m asking to get paid for doing something I love. I’m not asking to be followed down a street by some f****** pap.
YOW! Do we have another Alec Baldwin on our hands here? Kidding! I mean, I don't exactly blame him for being outraged by stalker paparazzi, especially as he's a new dad ... And I really do get the impression he's in it "for the work." Unfortunately, the work he's doing -- especially Fifty Shades! -- comes with fame, and with fame comes some of these ugly side effects, like stalkerazzi.
Thankfully, he does know a thing or two about how to handle it, having remarked recently how he watched and learned from ex-girlfriend Keira Knightley as she contended with aggressive photogs. And if it really gets out of control (as it very well may, especially if second and third Fifty Shades movies are green-lit), he can always ask Universal to help him out as they reportedly helped Charlie Hunnam -- and hire him some bodyguards!
What do you think about Jamie Dornan's take on fame?
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