Jamie Dornan Is Urging Fans To Watch Wild Mountain Thyme Before Judging It So Harshly

The actor admits he was 'stunned' by the backlash.

In early November, it’s safe to say we were all left scratching our heads when the trailer for new flick Wild Mountain Thyme dropped.

The idea of Emily Blunt, Jamie Dornan, John Hamm and Christopher Walken teaming up for a rom-com on paper sounded very promising. But an Irish rom-com, from the get-go there was a sense of fear.

Giving us a very niche diddley-eye style look at Ireland, Twitter was ablaze with fans not knowing whether to feel insulted or in tears of laughter after the first glimpse at the movie. Hat tip in particular to the alarming accents.

Jamie Dornan saying “Rosemary” like “rosh-mer-hey” was a particular favourite.

But anyhow, Jamie Dornan has finally reacted to the rather intense backlash, admitting that he was “stunned” to see so much negativity.

“I was a bit stunned by how harsh the criticism has been in Ireland, given that most people haven’t seen it,” Jamie told the Irish Mirror.

“But we Irish are a nation of piss-takers and I’m totally accepting of the slagging we’ve been getting. It comes with the territory.

“The author John Patrick Shanley who’s father is from Mullingar said that if he put in actors who sounded like his own family, no one would understand it,” he added.

For those who don’t know, Wild Mountain Thyme follows the story of two single Irish famers who face many challenges to falling in love – summing it up in a nutshell.

The movie comes from Oscar-winning writer John Patrick Shanley. Bringing the adaptation of his play Outside Mullingar to the big screens.

The film is currently scheduled for release in Ireland on January 8, so it’s one we’ll be intrigued to see on the big screen. So far, the reviews haven’t actually been *that* bad, with some critics even saying the movie has some pretty good parts.

Well then, if that doesn’t have you wanting to know more…


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