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 this is one of the most anticipated movies in recent memory, the Irish actor is very aware, even fearful, of the attention he may receive once it is released.

Jamie Dornan
Jamie Dornan plays Christian Grey in 'Fifty Shades of Grey'

As the novel has a legion of fans around the globe, it isn't a surprise that not all of them were thrilled with the casting of Dornan and his co-star Dakota Johnson, who portrays Anastasia Steele. But while speaking with Details for its February issue, Dornan admitted he is actually scared for his life at the film's premiere in February.

"I think my publicist said, 'Yeah, mostly good,'" he said when being initially cast. "I'm very aware of opinion regarding the film, whether it be positive or negative. It is, by its nature, an easy target."

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Dornan is hopeful he won't be the target if fans are not satisfied. "I almost don't want to put this out there into the ether, but I fear I'll get murdered, like John Lennon, by one of those mad fans at the premiere," he added. "Because a lot of people are very angry that I'm playing this character. And I'm a father now, and a husband. I don't want to die yet."

Jokingly, he said, "And when I do get murdered, people will say, 'God, isn't it haunting how he did that interview in Details magazine and predicted his own death on the red carpet?'"

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Despite fears of being murdered, Dornan thinks his performance as Christian Grey will be satisfactory as he can relate to the character through his own experiences. "[It had to do with] an attraction and understanding I have for people that are broken in some way," he said of being interested by the role. "Not that I'm some broken bird, but there's a massive element of me that's fractured from losing my mother so young, and I'm drawn to characters who are wounded."

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