TV & FILM
bill-swift - January 10, 2015
I'm pleased to announce that the award for "stupidest thing a famous person has said all week" officially goes to Jamie Dornan.
The Northern Irish actor, who plays the titular Christian Grey in the upcoming soccer mom erotica flick Fifty Shades of Grey, recently sat down for an interview with Details magazine. In said interview, the reporter asked Dornan what his biggest fear is regarding the film's reception.
This was his response:
I almost don't want to put this out there into the ether, but I fear I'll get murdered, like John Lennon, by one of those mad fans at the premiere. Because a lot of people are very angry that I'm playing this character. And I'm a father now, and a husband. I don't want to die yet. And when I do get murdered, people will say, 'God, isn't it haunting how he did that interview in Details magazine and predicted his own death on the red carpet?'
So yeah, Dornan compared himself to musical genius John Lennon and, by extension, his S&M flick to the most influential musical act of the 20th century.
In fairness, he was probably joking. But it still sounds ridiculous. Especially given how most people wish John Lennon had not been murdered.
Now, if he had said instead that he was worried his career would be metaphorically murdered by movie critics, that would have been funny. Because, really, don't we all expect this movie to kinda suck?
Fifty Shades of Grey hits theaters February 14.
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