E.L. James brought S&M into the mainstream with her fan fiction based on the Twilight novels. But how will that sexual submission, awkwardness, scandal and, ultimately, romance transfer to Kelly Marcel's Fifty Shades of Grey screenplay on the big screen?
Now that Fifty Shades has finally finished filming, fans eagerly wait for the release of the movie adaptation of E.L. James' mommy-porn novel series. But, it certainly looks like good (and raunchy) things are coming our way, as this week Dakota Johnson - who plays female protagonist Anastastia Steele in the movie - has answered worries the movie won't live up to the steamy nature of E.L. James' book. She said:
Everything is a little bit secret but I can tell you that I think people will be pleased with the movie, hopefully! I'm doing this movie because I love it and I believe in the story and I believe in the books and I hope that I will do them justice.
That news that should make Christian Grey fans pretty damn stoked!
Many fans were left confused when relative newcomer Johnson was cast as Anastasia Steele in the upcoming Fifty Shades of Grey movie adaptation. The actress isn't as well known as some of the popular fan-favorites and doesn't 100% fit the oh-so-sexy character description that British author E.L. James laid out in her erotic, "mommy-porn" novel. But, while there are plenty of naysayers, there are some who are excited that Johnson won the role as Ana. Like me.
Although she's set to appear in plenty of blush-inducing scenes with Jamie Dornan (the kind that would make you feel weird watching if your 'rents were in the room), the daughter of Melanie Griffith and Don Johnson admitted recently that she isn't the slightest bit bothered! Displaying off the kind of seduction skills that would certainly make troubled billionaire Christian Grey take notice! Rather sheepishly, the actress revealed that:
I don't have any problem doing anything... The secret is I have no shame.
We've already has a sneak peek at the movie, everything from a good look at Dakota Johnson's Anastasia Steele, snippets of the sexually liberated couple on their honeymoon, and some up-close shots of the pre-corrupted Ana, everybody's favourite prude-turned-sex-kitten, looking innocent (they must be saving the Jamie Dornan-related best bits until last...). So, now that director Sam Taylor-Johnson has wrapped filming on the movie, keep an eye out for trailer which - with any luck - will be on its way soon and crammed full of some seriousy steamy new footage. Hubba hubba!
Are you now convinced that Dakota Johnson will make an absolutely sextastic Anastasia Steele? If not, why not? Hit me up in the comment section below!
Fifty Shades of Grey arrives in theaters February 13, 2014.
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