Jamie Dornan Reveals Angst Ahead of ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ Premiere: ‘I Fear I’ll Get Murdered’

The Irish actor worries about angry fans ahead of the film’s Feb. 13 debut

Last Updated: January 9, 2015 @ 9:41 AM

The crack of whips and rattle of chains don’t worry Jamie Dornan. Angry fans do.

“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 “Fifty Shades of Grey” actor said in Details magazine’s February issue. “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.”

Dornan stepped into the role of S&M-loving billionaire Christian Grey in highly anticipated film after it was vacated by Charlie Hunnam. The “Sons of Anarchy” star dropped out in 2013 citing family issues, as TheWrap previously reported. Not all fans were receptive of Dornan’s casting. Some called for “White Collar” star Matt Bomer to take Hunnam’s place.

But despite the criticism, Dornan found some humor in the idea of a dramatic end.

“And when I do get murdered,” he said, “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?'”

Universal Pictures will release “Fifty Shades of Grey” in theaters Feb. 13.

Jamie Dornan

(Mark Seliger/Details)

Jamie Dornan

(Mark Seliger/Details)

View more from Dornan’s spread in Details here.