"Fifty Shades Darker" lead star Jamie Dornan is reportedly facing a lot of pressure in terms of his career and personal life at the moment. Divorce rumors have been plaguing the actor and his wife Amelia Warner for the past weeks. Now rumors of him being replaced as Christian Grey by "Vampire Diaries" star Ian Somerhalder have surfaced, too.
Fans have been hooked with the "Fifty Shades Darker" onscreen couple Jamie Dornan (Christian Grey) and Dakota Johnson (Anastasia Steele) because of their undeniable chemistry together. The on-screen connection between the two has also sparked dating rumors that led to some marital disputes between the actor and his wife.
A previous report states that the famous actor's wife, Warner, was seen dropping by the "Fifty Shades Darker" set in France. "Johnson looked so hot in her tiny bikini while filming that Dornan had to bring his wife along. We hope [Warner] didn't see this off-screen chemistry." Ok! Magazine reports that Warner's visit was to purposely check on her husband and the actress during the shoot.
However, a source close to Dornan has confirmed that the truth was the opposite of the said incident. The daring "Fifty Shades Darker" actor himself laughed off the tabloid's claim about his wife acting all jealous and suspicious of his connection with co-star Johnson, as reported by Bitbag.
In other news, "The Vampire Diaries" actor Ian Somerhalder was reported to be the new Christian Grey for the third installment of E.L. James' trilogy, "Fifty Shades Freed." Other reports suggest that Dornan was to quit the "Fifty Shades" franchise. No matter how exciting this tidbit is for the fans of the "TVD" star, they might be disappointed to know that this rumor turned out to be unfounded.
According to GossipCop, Dornan will always be playing Christian Grey. The rumor about him being replaced by Somerhalder is pure hearsay as the former has already finished filming both the "Fifty Shades Darker" and "Fifty Shades Freed." The sequel and threequel to "Fifty Shades Grey" will hit theaters in 2017 and 2018, respectively.