After the success of the “Fifty Shades of Grey” films, the star Jamie Dornan had a “scary” experience with a stalker.
In an interview with The Independent, Dornan said he tries to keep a distance between himself and the “fandom”.
“I tried to put up walls around (the fans), to really try not to let that in,” the 41-year-old said. “I’m pretty good at blocking out any noise associated with any fandom – without letting it affect me, or more importantly, my family.”
However, he revealed that unfortunately he and his family had to deal with someone taking their interest in the actor too far.
“I've been involved in situations where it affected my family. I had a situation…a stalker type situation before Covid. It was really scary. Someone came to my house when my kids were there… The more I can block that out, the better it is for me and the family.”
Dornan starred alongside Dakota Johnson in the “Fifty Shades of Gray” films, the first of which was released in 2015.
The Northern Irish actor's career took off and it was often rumored that he was in consideration for other high-profile roles like James Bond or a role in a Marvel movie.
When asked if he would consider pursuing another popular franchise, Dornan said, “I don't know, because it was obviously a consequence of Fifty Shades and the hysteria around that franchise.”
He continued: “There will never be anything like Fifty Shades again. It really felt like its own thing, particularly because it focused on and around sex. But there are obviously other jobs that attract insane scrutiny, like superhero stuff, or f—ing James Bond – anything like that. I've been pretty good at avoiding that kind of crap so far.
Dornan added: “I'm not saying I'll never do anything super publicized again, or a big (intellectual property) with all eyes on it… I probably will. But I'm also very happy with where I am right now. I can live a pretty normal life for the most part. I can sit on the subway and I'm fine. I'm an ambitious person and I have fire under me, but over the last 10 years I've realized that I don't want big peaks all the time. I do not care. I'm happy to continue living the way I am, and then one day I disappear and play golf for the rest of my life. »
The “Belfast” star is currently starring in the second season of “The Tourist” on Amazon Prime.