It seems that life imitates art plenty for Jamie Dornan.
So much so, that people actually think that he’s really Christian Grey… despite Christian Grey being an entirely fictional character.
Asked whether he’s getting recognised more now because of the huge success of the ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ movie, he told Metro: “It happens more with Christian Grey, though they can’t always place me.
“Recently, it was really funny – I was driving back north a few weeks ago with my mates to play golf, and I’d been to a premiere in Dublin for ‘Anthropoid’. It got really late, around midnight, so we stopped at a service station in the middle of nowhere for a Burger King.
“The girl working there looked at me and said, ‘Oh my god! You must get this all the time – you’re the spit of Christian Grey from those ‘Fifty Shades’ movies!’
“I wouldn’t normally have done it but it was late, she was serving burgers, so I said, ‘Yes, yes, it is me – I’m the actor from those films’.
“She looked at me like I was crazy, pulling her leg. I showed her ID but she hadn’t a clue who Jamie Dornan was. She just wasn’t having it! That keeps things real.”
You can understand it, of course… he does look exactly like him.
Dornan has just filmed the final two movies in the ‘Fifty Shades’ trilogy, ‘Fifty Shades Darker’ and ‘Fifty Shades Freed’, back to back in Vancouver.
‘Fifty Shades Darker’, which will be hoping to emulate the $571 million (£439 million) made by the first movie, is due out on February 10, 2017.
‘Fifty Shades Freed’ follows on February 8, 2018.
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