“Fifty Shades of Grey” has reaped massive success on both novel and film and the second installment to the trilogy set to premiere early next year titled “Fifty Shades Darker” is forecasted to be another blockbuster hit. The credits go to the controversial erotic scenes of Anastasia Steele and Christian Grey whose real life stars Dakota Johnson and Jamie Dornan are ironically unhappy with their roles.
A report mentioned that Dornan felt a flurry of emotions from embarrassment to regretting his business tycoon character as Christian Grey. It also noted the Irish actor’s being blunt from the start that he only took the offer of “Fifty Shades” as his ticket to bigger opportunities in Hollywood.
The same article noted that Dornan is eager to get away with his association in the popular franchise.
“Jamie Dornan has made it pretty clear that he’s desperate to shed his ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ image, despite the fact that the franchise has helped make him a household name and international star.”
The “Anthropoid” star has not commented on the issue but confirmed that he will not reprise his role despite the franchise plans of producing more sequels.
"We have done two movies back to back now, and I'm actually finished with it, I've done Fifty Shades forever," Dornan verified.
Dakota Johnson on her part grew tired of the BDSM (bondage, discipline, dominance and submission) roleplaying. In an interview with Time, she discussed in details the challenges that she has experienced while filming the popular movie.
“There’s a scene in which Christian uses a flogger on Anastasia. Filming a sex scene is not a sensual or pleasurable environment. It’s really hot — not in a steamy, sexual way. It’s just sweaty and it’s not very comfortable. And on top of that, my hands and legs were tied, and I was blindfolded, and I was being hit with this bizarre tool.”
Despite the demanding role, Johnson managed to do the exhausting scene many times for long hours.
“It was emotionally taxing,” she said.
“At first I was like, ‘Oh my God, this is the worst thing ever,’ and then I was like, ‘All right, let’s get on with it.'