Wednesday 26 October 2016

Jamie Dornan keeps fame at bay by avoiding social media

Jamie Dornan and Amelia Warner attending the UK premiere of Fifty Shades of Grey
Jamie Dornan and Amelia Warner attending the UK premiere of Fifty Shades of Grey

Jamie Dornan has said he stays away from social media because it makes his sky-rocketing fame levels 'feel real'. The Irish heartthrob catapulted to international stardom earlier this year when he played Christian Grey in the much-anticipated Fifty Shades of Grey movie.

"The fame doesn't feel that palpable until you're online, so I'm actively trying to avoid social media at the moment because it suddenly just feels real - that there are all these people who are interested in what you're doing," he said.


"In our every day lives it doesn't seem to have a huge affect. I mean, we live a pretty quiet life - my wife [Amelia] and I and our baby - and we're not massively aware of it.

"We just go about our day, we're not chased down the street or anything. People whisper here and there, but it's not out of control at the moment I'm pleased to say.

"But I'm far less aware of it than if I was actively on Twitter - I step back from all that because it's unhealthy."

The 33-year-old - who shot to fame as a serial killer in the drama series The Fall - is now filming war drama Jadotville in South Africa, which is about the 1960s Irish UN mission in Congo. He said being busy filming helped him deal with the attention.

"Another thing that's been good is that I've been consistently working.


"When you're working you're just so in that - you're in a bubble so you're not as aware of it (the fame)," he told entertainment site GoldDerby.

Dornan will next appear on the silver screen in Adam Jones, about a chef who assembles a team to create the best restaurant in the world.

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