Jamie Dornan's latest role sees him play kinky billionaire Christian Grey in the film adaptation of E. L. James's bestselling erotic novel 'Fifty Shades of Grey,' and as the release date approaches, the Irish actor takes aim against critics of the book who claim that it's misogynistic.

Jamie Dornan
Dornan claims 'Fifty Shades' isn't misogynistic

While preparing for the role, Dornan previously admitted he visited a real sex dungeon to gather research, and help him get into the character of the S&M enthusiast. However, he is adamant that the story's promiscuous nature isn't its main theme.

"I can understand why people say tying a woman up and spanking her is misogynistic," he told Elle U.K. "But actually, more men are submissives than women. Very powerful men. It's a far bigger scene than I imagined: in pretty much any city in the world that you could name, people want to get spanked with a paddle with studs on it."

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Dornan, who is starring alongside actress Dakota Johnson who plays Anastasia Steele, further elaborated how the main characters' romance is the key component in 'Fifty Shades.'

"The love story is more important than the BDSM aspect. I mean, we are going to tell a love story, you know, it can't just be what happens in the Red Room, that's not a film. There's so much more going on than that," he told the magazine.

Dornan was cast in the movie, directed by Sam Taylor-Wood, after English actor Charlie Hunnam dropped out of the production in October 2013.

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'Fifty Shades of Grey' is slated to hit theatres on Feb 13th, 2015.