Jamie Dornan on Fifty Shades of Grey fever: “I fear I’ll get murdered” by “very angry” fans

The star, who plays Christian Grey in the upcoming film, is worried about being killed "like John Lennon" at the film's premiere

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It’s no secret that Fifty Shades of Grey has a huge fan following. Or that that fan following is really quite dedicated. But Jamie Dornan, who plays S&M obsessed businessman Christian Grey in the upcoming film, is concerned they might also have a dangerous side. 

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The 32-year-old Irish actor says he’s worried he’ll “get murdered, like John Lennon” at the premiere of EL James’ bestselling book. 

“I almost don’t want to put this out there into the ether, but I fear I’ll get murdered, like John Lennon, by one of those mad fans at the premiere,” the star told Details magazine adding: “Because a lot of people are very angry that I’m playing this character.”

And I’m a father now, and a husband. I don’t want to die yet,” he laughed, adding: “People will say, ‘God, isn’t it haunting how he did that interview in Details magazine and predicted his own death on the red carpet?'”

“[I’m] very aware of opinion regarding the film, whether it be positive or negative. It is, by its nature, an easy target,” he continued, before talking about the polarising role he has taken on. 

“Some people will think it’s cool and sexy, some people will think the polar opposite. There will be people who think I’m terrible without even seeing the film!”

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Fifty Shades of Grey is in UK cinemas 13th February