‘I have to pull it off’: Fifty Shades of Gray star Jamie Dornan felt super competitive after losing Superman role to Henry Cavill, urges MCU to give him superhero role as revenge

Jamie Dornan shot to fame with his starring role in the gripping crime drama series, The fall alongside Gillian Anderson. The show that aired between 2013 and 2016 defined him in the landscape of aspiring Hollywood actors for his portrayal of unnerving serial killer, Paul Spector. However, that wasn’t the only sensation this year.

Alongside Jamie Dornan’s rather subdued launch into the industry, Henry Cavill soared to untouched heights with his Superman casting in Zack Snyder’s film. Steel man – a role that would then become a point of contention, public outcry and mass movements demanding his return over the next decade. But before all that, he was simply an Irish actor who failed to land the role of Superman from his contemporary British actor and set out to prove himself.

Jamie Dornan attends the "Belfast" premiere in Los Angeles
Jamie Dornan attends the Belfast premiere in Los Angeles

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Jamie Dornan rallies to the hill after losing the role of Superman

In the most old-fashioned way of wanting to prove himself to the world, Jamie Dornan sets out to achieve nothing less than outright success in Hollywood after losing the role of DCEU’s Superman to Henry Cavill. There was a primal desire to reach the top that the Irish actor felt when he looked back on the days since his Superman snub. Indeed, in its need to be better, the Belfast The actor stepped into enemy territory when he met Kevin Feige for a role in Marvel, hoping to find some sense of vindication.

“I’m more ambitious than I’ve ever let on before. It’s like a necessity to deliver and provide, very caveman: I have to succeed for these precious little people. Also, ever since my dad died, it’s kindled that extra fire in me, that extra burner of wanting to succeed.

Jamie Dornan with Fifty Shade co-star Dakota Johnson
Jamie Dornan with his Fifty shades of Grey co-star Dakota Johnson

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Although the actor rose to international fame in subsequent years as the main male protagonist of the fifty shades franchise, the success of the EL James adaptations was very different from Cavill’s growing admiration and mass deification of Superman after the SnyderVerse trilogy. Although commercially successful, Jamie Dornan’s role in the fifty shades the films were harshly panned by critics, and the actor found himself depressed and in a place where success was a hair’s breadth away and yet unattainable.

It’s never been revealed which MCU role he auditioned for, but since it was circa 2013, we can hazard a few guesses, the first of which begins with Malekith in Thor: The Dark World.

Jamie Dornan finds respect for his contemporaries

Jamie Dornan, Charlie Cox, Eddie Redmayne, Andrew Garfield and Robert Pattinson were all famous as roommates when the young squadron made their way through the cutthroat world of acting before fame and glamor caught up with them all. Each finding unprecedented success as the leader of multi-million dollar franchises, it had been parallel growth, and yet Dornan finds some time to appreciate the journey his contemporaries have had, especially Pattinson with his breakthrough role. as Batman in Matt Reeves’ DCU Movie.

“I’d be lying if I didn’t admit that I feel like he and his team played it really smart. Everything he’s done since Twilight has been really smart and beautifully crafted, and those movies wouldn’t have funded in his name if he hadn’t been in those movies that made billions of dollars.

Jamie Dornan goes the extra mile in Belfast
Jamie Dornan goes the extra mile to Belfast

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Jamie Dornan himself has a diverse filmography to speak of. His sensation 2021, Belfast, directed by Oscar-winning director Kenneth Branagh, earned him a Golden Globe nomination. Additionally, Dornan’s role in The fall won him the Irish Film and Television Award for Best Television Actor.

Source: The New York Times

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