Jamie Dornan believes that his film, Fifty Shades Of Grey, resulted in a baby boom when it was released two years ago. The actor, who returns as Christian Grey in the sequel Fifty Shades Darker (in theatres today), made the confession on an upcoming episode of The Graham Norton Show in the UK. "There was a bit of a baby boom, which is a lovely thing," he explained when asked if he knew about the population explosion.
Recalling an encounter with a fan, he added: "I was in a lift and was recognized by this woman who said, 'Oh my god, you're Jamie Dornan. For years my husband and I struggled to conceive a baby, we tried IVF and everything but after your movie came out we made a baby naturally.' It was so hard to know how to respond!" To which fellow guest Keanu Reeves cheekily noted: "You really want to inspire people with your work!"
Jamie reunites with co-star and leading lady Dakota Johnson in the second chapter based on the worldwide bestselling Fifty Shades phenomenon. The film follows a wounded Christian Grey as he tries to entice a cautious Ana Steele back into his life, but she ends up demanding a new arrangement before she will give him another chance. Discussing the film, the British star revealed that fans can expect raunchier scenes - even though it was "awkward to film".
Directed by James Foley, Fifty Shades Darker will also see the return of acclaimed actress Marcia Gay Harden, Jennifer Ehle, Luke Grimes and British singer Rita Ora. Graham Norton will also welcome Fences star Denzel Washington, John Wick's Keanu Reeves and actress and comedian Whoopi Goldberg on his famous red sofa. Music will come from Rag'N'Bone Man, who will perform his hit song Human. The Graham Norton Show will air on BBC1 on February 10 at 10.35pm.