Jamie Dornan speaks onstage about The Fall during the Netflix TCA Press Tour
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January 9, 2015 12:26 PM EST

Jamie Dornan is asking Fifty Shades of Grey loyalists to please refrain from murdering him on the red carpet, if they don’t mind.

Even if they’re real mad he got the role of Christian Grey. Even if they are incensed he decided to shave his beard — making him akin to a “cupcake with no frosting” — for the part.

“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 told Details. “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.”

Dornan, who probably has no cause for concern (maybe), then added: “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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