Jamie Dornan on 'Fifty Shades' role: 'No actor could live up to that'

"[Christian] is unbelievable. He's unattainable," the actor said of his "Fifty Shades of Grey" character.

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Jamie Dornan as Christian Grey in Fifty Shades of Grey.
Jamie Dornan as Christian Grey in "Fifty Shades of Grey."

NEW YORK, Jan. 14 (UPI) -- Actor Jamie Dornan is well aware that many-a-fan were disappointed when he was cast to play Christian Grey in the upcoming movie adaptation of Fifty Shades of Grey.

The 32-year-old star told Elle magazine, some fans are so discontent with him playing the part, that he was once yelled at by one of them.


"The other day, this woman came up and started shouting at me, 'Matt Bomer's the real Christian Grey,'" he said. "And I was like, 'Um, OK.'"

Bomer, along with several other Hollywood hunks, was among the fan-favorites for the part, but Dornan had some hash words for his detractors, "Christian Grey....isn't a real person."

"I mean, even if you cast Matt Bomer, or Alexander Skarsgard, or Charlie Hunnam, or any of those other guys -- we'd all just be doing our best, you know?" said Dornan, who received the part only after Hunnam decided to pull out from the film.

"He's a superhero -- a myth. He's like Bigfoot!" Dornan added of the 30-something millionaire who secretly practices BDSM. "[Christian] is unbelievable. He's unattainable, there's no actor in the world who could live up to that."

Despite some fan's discontent, Dornan will bring Grey to the big screen on Feb. 13, and according to his film-mom actress Marcia Gay Harden, he will "satisfy quite a few [women.]"

Fifty Shades is based on the first of three erotic novels about the love affairs between a sadistic billionaire and a college student. Dakota Johnson stars as Anastasia Steele.

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