Jamie Dornan isn't concerned about only being remembered by fans for playing Christian Grey in Fifty Shades of Grey.
Though he was a successful television actor with a rising movie career before that movie, it was when he cast as Grey in the adaptation of the best-selling book that his fame hit the stratosphere.
Since that trilogy finished, he has been careful about what jobs he accepts to avoid being typecast. But, he says he can't control the public's perception.
"I honestly just don't think about that. You know, I just don’t," he told MovieWeb.
"If I thought about that, it would be sort of detrimental to everyone else around me and what we're trying to do. I can't control if other people have some sort of pre-ordained perception of me, what kind of characters that I've played, or the ones that they know of. If they can't shake off other characters that I've done before and get themselves into what they're watching, that's on them. I don't know.
"So, I certainly don't worry about myself or give any thought to ."
Dornan is currently promoting Heart of Stone, a spy thriller starring Gal Gadot.
Dornan jealous of pal Robert Pattinson's success
While trying to make it in the film industry, Dornan and Pattinson shared a flat alongside future fellow stars like Charlie Cox, Andrew Garfield and Eddie Redmayne.
Pattinson was the first to hit it big, initially featuring in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire as Cedric Diggory before being cast in the juggernaut Twilight franchise as Edward Cullen.
Those two roles in particular sent him onto the A-list, which left his room-mates behind for a while, which made Dornan a bit jealous.
“I’ve known Rob forever,” Dornan told Wired.
“He’s a really good friend. I love him. I think he’s one of the most interesting, exciting actors around. I probably at one point was quite jealous early on. We were all friends back in London and Rob was going places and we weren’t. I think he’s the nicest guy in the world.”
Fifty Shades of Grey
Drama / Erotic
2015 • 125 minutes