Jamie Dornan is a good sport about the ridicule aimed at the Wild Mountain Thyme trailer, despite his accent being slated.
The internet declared open season on the romcom starring Jamie and Emily Blunt earlier this year due to the cast’s bizarre exaggerated Irish accents.
The Fifty Shades Of Grey star came under particular mockery due to the fact he is actually from Northern Ireland, but being Irish, the slagging was water off a duck’s back.
Speaking on Graham Norton’s New Year’s Eve special, the 38-year-old said: ‘I thought the reaction was funny.
‘I’m from Ireland and our currency is taking the p***, so it’s rare to put something out there and not have the p*** taken. I’m all for it!’
Well, that’s a relief.
The star did not, however, address the internet mockery around the film’s absolutely bonkers plot twist, which has had viewers in hysterics and disbelief.
However, both Jamie and Emily knew that the film was unique when going into it.
Emily, 37, told Graham: ‘When we read the script, we thought it was so bewitching and completely unique.
‘It is odd, lyrical and romantic so we are just excited for people to see it because it is so uplifting, and it certainly sweeps you away to a magical world. It is just a joy.’
Jamie added: ‘John Patrick Shanley [the writer and director] has a kookiness to his work. His are not normal linear movies, they are all a bit heightened and a bit odd, but the words are beautiful.
Wild Mountain Thyme follows two neighbours, Anthony and Rosemary, who have grown up in Ireland together and are in love, but have never got their romance off the ground.
Things get tricky when Anthony’s father (Christopher Walken) threatens to leave the farm not to him, but to an American cousin (Jon Hamm) who tries to sweep Rosemary off her feet.
The film is based on Shanley’s play Outside Mullingar, which previously showed on Broadway starring Debra Messing.
Jamie and Emily are just two of Graham’s guests to ring in the new year, with Tom Hanks, Jessica Chastain, Hugh Fernley-Whittingstall, Nish Kumar and Sophie Ellis-Bextor all chatting about their 2020s.
And as well as speaking about his new movie, Jamie gave an insight into lockdown with his wife Amelia Warner and their three daughters Dulcie, Elva and Alberta.
He said: ‘If you have kids it can make it a lot harder in many respects but also save you in many ways. They take your mind off the daily trauma while living through a pandemic. They would dress me up and I am all for that – particularly, putting on a dress!’
The Graham Norton Show is on December 31 at 10.25pm on BBC One.Credit: Original article published here.