Jamie Dornan Opens Up on Filming in Nice During Terror Attacks: It Was 'Bloody Awful'
By Jennifer Drysdale
It's been almost a month since the deadly terror attack in Nice, France, and Jamie Dornan still can't get the tragedy out of his head.
The 34-year-old actor, who was filming Fifty Shades Darker in Nice when a truck plowed through a crowd of people celebrating Bastille Day, recently opened up about the experience of continuing to film the movie after the attack.
"It was, as you can imagine, a bloody awful situation," Dornan told ComingSoon.net. "You'd be affected by it wherever you were in the world."
In fact, Dornan and his family -- the actor shares two young daughters with wife Amelia Turner -- were actually closer to the tragedy than many others working on the film. "Most of the cast and crew were actually staying in Monaco, so there's a little bit of distance there, but my family and I wanted a little bit more space so we were actually staying in Nice," he shared.
"The first thing everyone has to work out was is everybody safe, is the whole crew and cast safe," he explained of the production's protocol after the attack. "Then you have the strange thing of the next day still trying to make this movie that's costing millions of dollars to put together. There's this contractual obligation to work the next day, which is a very strange environment to work in."
"It felt very frivolous and wrong to be making something as silly as a f**king movie the day after something like that happened," he added.
It was definitely a scary time for the Fifty Shades cast and crew, who wrapped production on the film just days after having to make sure members of their team were alright following the attack that left more than 85 dead and over 200 injured.
"Production has confirmed that everyone working on location in the south of France is okay," producer Dana Brunetti announced on Facebook at the time. "Everyone has been accounted for and is safe and sound. Thanks for everyone's messages and concerns. Another sad day for France and the world."