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Johnson and Dornan appeared onstage to present the Academy Award for production design. As the two appeared together in 50 Shades of Grey, they couldn't not mention the movie. So, Johnson, 27, took one for the two-person team.
"You look familiar," she told her co-star when they took the stage. It's funny because they starred in a movie together and so, yes, they should look familiar.
And Dornan nodded. He tilted his head. He looked desperate to escape the situation. (Were there a trap door on that stage, I wager he might've leapt into it.) The actor looked like a teenager's when a parent brings up embarrassing childhood memories. ("Mom! Stop!")
Alas, there is no trap door at the Oscars, and Dornan is stuck with the movie for good, despite his best efforts. The Fall actor has a somewhat mixed history with the popular franchise. He never seems to glow with joy when he speaks of it. Previously, Dornan has told the press that he's not that into BDSM — thanks for the update! — and he doesn't think he would get along with Christian Grey.
Before the second film 50 Shades Darker came out, Dornan dispelled rumors that he would be replaced by Iam Somerhalder of The Vampire Diaries. Someone had been speculating, probably wishfully, that Dornan would see the door for the second film.
Sir, let us assuage your discomfort. The movie is out. You're at the Academy Awards. Everything is going to be fine.
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