Sam Taylor-Johnson regrets directing “Fifty Shades of Grey”, a film based on the eponymous 2011 novel by E L James, as she says “every” scene in the movie was fought over. In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, the filmmaker reveals she and James had a lot of creative issues.
“Her vision versus mine … they were polar opposite. Every scene was fought over. It was tough. It was like wading uphill through sticky tar.
Her thing was, ‘This is what the fans expect.’ I’d be like, ‘Well, let’s try and hit those marks but create a new universe at the same time’,” she said. Taylor-Johnson, 50, says she doesn’t think the film has done any wonders to her career.
“There weren’t any flat-out (job) offers straight away. It was ego-denting, which may not have been a bad thing. At the same time, I was like, ‘Oh, I still have to keep fighting for stuff.’ “I just thought it was going to come a lot easier.” Taylor-Johnson recently said that she is “not going to ever watch” the sequels and that she has “literally zero interest” in the franchise.
Meanwhile, Fifty Shades of Grey’s second version Fifty Shades Darker released this year. Now, the series is heading for its third installment.
The principle cinematography of Fifty Shades Freed began on February 9, 2016, in Paris and Vancouver. It is set to be released on February 9, 2018. This is the last installment in the franchise of this erotic drama in which Christian and Ana are now married but Ana’s life is threatened as her ex-boss Jack Hyde swears revenge. Meanwhile, Elena also returns to haunt Christian and makes the couple’s lives a lot more troublesome.