Jamie Dornan said in a new interview that after months of playing S&M-loving billionaire Christian Grey in the upcoming Fifty Shades of Grey movie, he's tired -- of tying women up.
"I'm tired. I'm tired," Dornan, 31, told the Guardian UK in a piece published Monday, April 21, further reflecting on a "mad year, professionally, personally." The Irish hunk, who welcomed a baby girl in November with wife, singer Amelia Warner, explained: "Right now I don't need to work if there's nothing that I want to do. I've done three jobs back to back. Let's see how they are received. If there's nothing I want to do, I'll just play golf and change [diapers]."
His most famous job of all -- as the world anticipates the upcoming film adaptation of E.L. James' bestselling erotic novel -- involves a rather adroit, tactile skill that it appears Dornan has mastered. "There are a couple of classic knots I know now," he told the Guardian, "and I've put them to good use far too many times recently. In fact I'd like to do a job where I don't have to tie women to beds."
Since Charlie Hunnam unexpectedly dropped out of the role of Christian Grey last October, Dornan has stepped into the sexy role graciously opposite Dakota Johnson as Anastasia Steele. That doesn't mean he's been typecast as a smoldering seductive businessman for every role. In fact, the former Calvin Klein underwear model plays a serial killer who preys on young professional women on the BBC crime series, The Fall.
"I never felt I was trying to prove anything apart from to myself," he revealed. "Although it looks like I've only been acting a few years, we're talking hundreds and hundreds of failed auditions. I look back on it now and I don't know how anyone gets through the rejection."
For Dornan, the next leg of the journey is grappling with the mega fame that will no doubt accompany his role in Fifty Shades. ("Everyone is very happy how the movie came out and to have it in the can," one insider told Us Weekly after the movie wrapped in February.)
"The whole thing's ridiculous," Dornan said of the hype he's received for his starring role. "It's just all a bit silly the way it works," he added, while pausing and reflecting, "I think I could lose my mind." Fifty Shades of Grey hits theaters February 13, 2015.