Jamie Dornan Talks Nudity in ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’
Jamie Dornan told The Guardian that he will not be doing full frontal nudity for his role as Christian Grey in “Fifty Shades of Grey.” The film, which is based on the adult novel series of the same title, is currently in post-production. It is scheduled for release on Valentine's Day in 2015.
“You want to appeal to as wide an audience as possible without grossing them out. You don’t want to make something gratuitous, and ugly, and graphic,” the actor said on The Guardian. “There were contracts in place that said viewers wouldn’t be seeing my, um… todger. Yeah, my todger.”
“Fifty Shades” fans had negative responses to the interview. One blog commenter said that the lack of frontal nudity “is not staying true to the book,” while @Jew_Chainz tweeted “No full male frontal nudity in 50 SHADES OF GREY?!? I might as well go watch DEAR JOHN or something smh.”
There has been a lot of hype around the film since casting began last year. Dakota Johnson was selected for the coveted role of Anastasia Steele, despite rumors that Emma Watson would play the role. Charlie Hunnam was initially cast as Christian Grey. However, the actor backed out of the project because of the overwhelming attention from the media and the books' fanbase. He was also concerned about being typecast in the role.
“True Blood” actor Alexander Skaarsgard and “Divergent” star Theo James were considered as replacements, but the role eventually went to Dornan. The official cast was announced in December 2013.
The film's trailer also became the most viewed of the year, having received 36.4 million hits on YouTube and the rest of the web as of July 24, 2014.
However, the film has come under fire from conservative groups like Morality in Media and Parents' Television Council, which claim that it promotes sexual violence.
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