Jamie Dornan: ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ is More than Just Spanking

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Fifty Shades of Grey actor argues that the new movie is more than just spanking it is a true love story.

Jamie Dornan, the leading actor who plays Christian Grey in ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’, is defending the upcoming production arguing that the “love story is more important than the BDSM”.

In an interview with Elle UK, the actor who plays Christian Grey said: “I can understand why people say tying a woman up and spanking her is misogynistic… But actually, more men are submissives than women. Very powerful men,” he said adding: “[i]t’s a far bigger scene than I imagined: in pretty much any city in the world that you could name, people want to get spanked with a paddle with studs on it.”

Elsewhere in the interview, Jamie Dornan talked about the challenges posed by his rising fame. “You don’t do it to have some guy sitting in a f**king bush outside your house with a camera. That’s not why you do it,” he said. “I just couldn’t do an office job; I don’t have that temperament.

He added: “But yeah, I don’t know how you can prepare for it. You can’t get in sandbags. Buy loads of hoodies and caps? I’ll deal with it when it comes. I feel pretty secure about who I am. It’s not my first time at the rodeo.”

The actor also admitted that he had visited sex clubs and dungeons to research his character for the movie role. But, he strongly argues that the love story is more important than the BDSM. “The love story is more important than the BDSM aspect. I mean, we are going to tell a love story, you know, it can’t just be what happens in the Red Room, that’s not a film. There’s so much more going on than that,” he said.

Fifty Shades of Grey hit theaters on Valentines Day.

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