Ka-ching! Jamie Dornan’s bank book is gonna explode soon thanks to a huge raise in salary for the next Fifty Shades movie which will likely go into production next year with a 2017 release date.
Dornan and co-star Dakota Johnson were paid a measly $250,000 each, plus bonuses, for Fifty Shades of Grey, released in February to great fanfare and even bigger box office, with the worldwide haul at $550 million-plus, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Both stars are inked to appear in the three Fifty Shades movie, and contract talks won’t happen for another six months. “Insiders say they'll take a page from the Twilight stars and Jennifer Lawrence's Hunger Games deal as a jumping-off point (Lawrence landed a $10 million payday for Catching Fire — a significant bump from her $500,000 Hunger Games salary),” said the Reporter.
The Holywood, Co. Down native also debunked a silly rumor – that his actress wife Amelia Warner was vetoing his future involvement in the Fifty Shades movies because of all the sex scenes.
“Total b*****ks!” he said. “Of course she would have read the scripts well in advance, and she’s massively supportive of Fifty Shades.”
The 32-year-old also shrugged off the chatter surrounding his lack of chemistry with Johnson.
“They wouldn’t have shot the film with us if there was a chemistry problem . . . whatever chemistry means. You have to jump through a lot of hoops to get a part like this, and they simply wouldn’t have cast us,” he said.