Jamie Dornan, star of 'Belfast,' explains why he's unpredictable: 'In this industry, if you get too comfortable, you're f***ed.'

Jamie Dornan may be best known for his role as Christian Grey in the Fifty Shades of Grey films, but the actor has worked hard to prove he can do a lot more onscreen.

And in a recent interview about his new film, Belfast, Dornan revealed exactly why he's attempting to be difficult to pin down for audience members.

Belfast, Kenneth Branagh's new film, is quickly gaining acclaim as an awards contender.

Buddy (Jude Hill) is a young boy in 1960s Northern Ireland who is the protagonist of the film.

According to Variety, Branagh described it as the "most personal" film of his career.

The film has already been embraced by the awards season, with Branagh and several members of his cast receiving nominations.

Dornan's portrayal of Buddy's father, in particular, is quickly becoming one of the film's most beloved elements.

The actor has been nominated for a Golden Globe for his work, which is one of his first major award nominations.

Time will tell if he also receives an Academy Award nomination, but Dornan's efforts to be taken seriously after Christian Grey are already paying off.

Fifty Shades of Grey was released in 2015, with sequels following in 2017 and 2018.

Dornan has also appeared in the Rosamund Pike-led war drama A Private War, as Will Scarlet in Taron Egerton's Robin Hood, and as a voice in Trolls World Tour in the years since the trilogy ended.

Dornan is clearly willing to try new things, but he recently told Indiewire how crucial that mindset is to his career.

Dornan took arguably his biggest on-screen swing to date earlier in 2021.

He plays the mysterious love interest of stars Kristen Wiig and Annie Mumolo in the delightfully goofy Barb andamp; Star Go to Vista Del Mar.

As he vents his frustration to a literal flock of seagulls, he even breaks into an emotionally charged - and hilarious - musical number.

And who knows what Dornan will do next, based on the enthusiastic response to that role.

His two projects for 2021, Barb andamp; Star Go to Vista Del Mar and Belfast, are diametrically opposed.

Dornan has undoubtedly escaped the shadow of Christian Grey.

In Barb andamp; Star Go to Vista Del Mar, he hopes to have found a new franchise.

However, before any other comedies come his way, Dornan might have an Oscar date.

Given the overwhelming support for Belfast, the actor may receive his first nomination.

If the previous year has taught us anything, it's that audiences should expect the unexpected from Dornan.

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