Bad news, Fifty Shades of Grey fans. According to Australian tabloid magazine NW, Jamie Dornan reportedly does not want to return as Christian Grey in the next Fifty Shades film. The reason? Dornan’s wife, Amelia Warner, is uncomfortable with him participating in the film’s sexually explicit scenes.
Before Dornan was cast in the film, the role of Christian Grey was reportedly accepted and turned down by multiple actors. Could Dornan be opting out now that he sees that he might be stigmatized as Mr. Grey for the rest of his career? While we can’t confirm or deny the validity of this devastating rumor, it seems unlikely that Dornan would quit the high-grossing franchise at this point in time.
“There’s some stuff that my family and friends won’t have seen that side of me before, but it wasn’t enough for me to not do it or anything, no,” he once said.
So put that box of tissues down. The Fifty Shades of Grey trilogy will most likely go on.