Jamie Dornan (41) has had “frightening” experiences with intrusive fans in his career. After his huge success with “Fifty Shades of Grey,” the actor is now particularly cautious when it comes to big roles.
"I had a situation... a stalker-like situation before Covid," Dornan recalled in an interview with the Independent. "That was frightening as hell. Someone showed up at my house while my kids were there."
He has to push such situations away from himself, says Dornan. He's pretty good at "blocking out all the noise associated with the fandom and not letting it influence me or, more importantly, my family." Dornan has been married to his wife Amelia Warner (41) since 2013 and the couple has three daughters. "The more I can block it out, the better it is for me and my family."
His “normal life” is now more important to the actor than fame - which also influences his choice of roles. "There will never be anything like 'Fifty Shades' again," the "The Tourist" actor told the newspaper. He continued: "['Fifty Shades of Grey'] was special, especially because it was about sex. But of course there are other jobs that get crazy attention, like superhero stuff or fucking James Bond - all that. I've done a pretty good job of avoiding that kind of shit so far."
In the further conversation, Dornan does not rule out doing “something sensational” again, but emphasizes that he is happy to be able to lead a “pretty normal life” at the moment. "I can sit on the subway and be fine. I'm an ambitious person and have fire under my belt, but over the last ten years I've realized that I don't have to constantly chase the next highlight. That doesn't interest me ." He would be happy if one day he could disappear and play golf for the rest of his life.