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Cillian Muprhy has admitted that there’s no way he could handle the level of fame fellow Irish actor Jamie Dornan has.

The Co. Down star exploded onto the international scene when he was cast in 50 Shades of Grey, but Cillian reckons he couldn’t cope with that level of notoriety.

“I just can’t even fathom what that must be like. It’s a concept that’s so indescribable, it wouldn’t be for me,” he said.

“But Jamie is an incredible actor and person, you wouldn’t know with him,” he told the Irish Sun.

The pair worked together on World War 2 drama Anthropoid and Cillian revealed that Jamie hasn’t let the pressures of fame affect his performances.

“He’s very professional yet so kind and laid back. None of that, anything going on, affects his performance or who he is.”

Despite huge success with flicks like 28 Days Later, The Dark Knight and Red Eye, the Cork actor enjoys the anonymity he has walking down the street.

“It’s the perfect balance. (Fame) can come with the job so it’s how you handle it and luckily, no one has much interest in me. There’s nothing fascinating there. Nothing to report on.”

“So I don’t get photographed and rarely have anyone coming up to me. I can stroll down the road to shops and no one looks. I wouldn’t want it any other way.”

The Wind That Shakes The Barley star also divulged that he plans to star in an Irish production next year.

“The level of quality in theatre at home is astounding so of course, I’ll be back working on another thing soon enough. Maybe not for a while though,” he said.


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