Jamie Dornan ‘very relieved’ Emily Blunt has never seen Fifty Shades of Grey

Pair star opposite each other in Wild Mountain Thyme

Wild Mountain Thyme trailer starring Emily Blunt

Emily Blunt has revealed that Jamie Dornan told her he is “very relieved” she has never seen Fifty Shades of Grey.

The two stars play love interests in their new rom-com, Wild Mountain Thyme, which follows Blunt as a headstrong farmer called Rosemary Muldoon, who has her heart set on marrying her neighbour Anthony Reilly (Dornan).

In the Fifty Shades franchise, Dornan played Christian Grey, a BDSM enthusiast.

“Jamie was quite relieved that I had never seen the Fifty Shades films," Blunt told ET

“And I hadn't read the book. So I just said, 'I'm so sorry. I've never seen those films.' And he goes, 'I am very relieved.'"

She added: “I'd seen Jamie on The Fall and I'd seen him in Private War, and that was it really. So I didn't have any sort of perception of him being this, you know, whatever Christian Grey was.”

Blunt said that Dornan’s Wild Mountain Thyme character is “so the antithesis of” Christian Grey.

Dornan recently reflected on the critical panning of the Fifty Shades of Grey films, saying there’s one “really bad” review he sort of agrees with.

Wild Mountain Thyme has been widely ridiculed for the poor Irish accents in the film, which Blunt this week attempted to defend, saying: ‘You just do your best.’

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