Having just been announced to have received an 18-rating here in the UK, Fifty Shades of Grey director Sam Taylor-Johnson has been talking about some of the on-set issues she had with the book’s author E.L. James.
“It was difficult I’m not going to lie” she told Porter Magazine. “We definitely fought but they were creative fights and we would resolve them.”
“We would have proper on-set barneys, and I’m not confrontational, but it was about finding a way between the two of us, satisfying her vision of what she’d written as well as my need to visualise this person on screen but, you know, we got there,” she continued.
When asked if the two saw through their differences, Taylor-Johnson simply paused for thought and didn’t give an answer – suggesting the tension between the two remains.
Fifty Shades of Grey stars Jamie Dornan (The Fall) as Christian Grey and Dakota Johnson (Need For Speed) as Anastasia Steele, while the rest of the cast includes Jennifer Ehle (Zero Dark Thirty), Luke Grimes (Taken 2), Victor Rasuk (24), Max Martini (Pacific Rim), Callum Keith Rennie (Battlestar Galactica), Eloise Mumford (In The Blood), Marcia Gay Harden (Mystic River) and musician Rita Ora.