Jamie Dornan Talks Robert Pattinson Friendship, ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ and ‘Twilight Saga’

January 22, 2015

Fifty Shades of Grey’ star Jamie Dornan spoke about his friendship with ‘Twilight Saga’ star Robert Pattinson and more in an interview with ‘Variety.’ That revelation that the business tycoon Christian Grey and the vampire Edward Cullen are friends sent fans into a cross-fictional universe frenzy to say the least. Get the details here.

The teases are arriving one right after another in the days leading up to the Sam Taylor-Johnson-directed ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ opening in theaters on Valentine’s Day. And notably, the publicity campaign is soft pedaling the sadomasochistic relationship between the principal characters Christian Grey and Anastasia Steele, the latter portrayed by Dakota Johnson.

So along those lines, this new ‘Variety’ interview with Jamie Dornan certainly plans some new romantic thoughts in the minds of fans. For those in the know, the original EL James’ ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ trilogy began as ‘The Twilight Saga’ fan fiction. To say it evolved into something else is an understatement as the books have gone on to become colossal bestsellers all over the world.

Dornan spoke about Robert Pattinson and what he knows of his experience as the vampire heartthrob of ‘The Twilight Saga.’ He said, “I’ve been around Rob enough. I’ve seen what it’s been like for him. I don’t know if it’s been a benefit to witness that. Whatever that is.”

As to what they had discussed about such fame, Dornan said, “I don’t remember what we talked about the last time I saw him. I think we just got drunk.”

He went on to reflect, “By the way, it’s not the same thing. We’re not the Twilight franchise. We’re a different thing. Whatever my situation is, it’s going to be different from Rob’s. They are incomparable.”

Jamie Dornan also weighed in on the question that no doubt everyone is asking him. How does he feel about becoming so globally famous. He said, “Everyone that I meet, people who run studios and other actors or people who are strangers… everybody is saying, ‘Are you ready?’ I don’t have a good answer for that, because I don’t know what I’m meant to be ready for. Whatever happens, happens. I’ll just roll with the punches.”

The article goes into much depth over the process of bringing ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ to the big screen and what it will mean for an erotic bestseller to get such a big Hollywood rollout like any other R rated movie. Dornan himself spoke of the sex scenes in the movie, saying of the rough cut of the movie he recently saw, “This kind of sex — S&M — hasn’t been depicted on the big screen ever…That in itself is groundbreaking.”

You can see all of the cover story article, with many more spicy comments from Jamie Dornan and the sultry pictures here. A new ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ trailer is below!

Pictures: PR Photos

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