Jamie Dornan Talks Robert Pattinson Friendship, Recalls Time He Got Drunk With ‘Twilight’ Star
In latest issue of Variety, Fifty Shades of Grey’s Jamie Dornan opens up about his friendship with Twilight’s Robert Pattinson, spilling the beans about that time the two actors got a little too tipsy and how they’ve helped one another deal with being stars in a movie franchise.
“I don’t remember what we talked about the last time I saw him,” Dornan says of his last encounter with Pattinson, who reportedly turned down the lead role in Fifty Shades of Grey. “I think we just got drunk.”
Though the two men and their respective movies have many similarities, Dornan insists that Fifty Shades of Grey will not become the next Twilight. (You know, even though novelist E.L. James admittedly based Christian Grey off Pattinson’s performance in his famous vampire franchise.)
“I’ve been around Rob long enough to see what it’s been like for him,” Dornan says. “I don’t know if it’s been a benefit to witness that. Whatever that is.”
He adds, “By the way, it’s not the same thing. We’re not the Twilight franchise. We’re a different thing. Whatever my situation is, it’s going to be different from Rob’s. They are incomparable.”
Despite Dornan’s protest, it seems Hollywood has already decided that the 32-year-old will fill in his pal’s shoes. During awards season, the Irish actor says he’s already met many people who tell him that things for him will be different once his erotica flick opens in theaters.
“I’m astonished at how many people are telling me my life is going to change,” he tells the publication. “Everyone that I meet, especially in L.A. People who run studios or other actors or people who are strangers. Everyone has been saying that to me, ‘Are you ready?’ I don’t have a good answer to that, because I don’t know what I’m meant to be ready for. Whatever happens, happens. I’ll just roll with the punches.”