Ever since the first Fifty Shades of Grey footage aired for a lucky few at Las Vegas CinemaCon last month there’s been worries the movie won’t live up to the steamy nature of EL James’ book. The film’s star Dakota Johnson insists fans don’t need to worry though.
The first teaser footage left those in the know a little disappointed with viewers pointing out the first scenes at least focus more on Christian and Ana’s love story than their bedroom antics. Of course we’ve yet to see any form of trailer so it’s hard to tell just how director Sam Taylor Johnson will be bringing the book to the big screen.
Rumours though have also been flying that the movie won’t contain all of the most memorable scenes from the book as producers are keen to avoid America’s highest cinema age rating which bans under-18s.
So what does Dakota have to say? The actress, who stars opposite Jamie Dornan in the film, stopped by Singapore’s Calvin Klein event this week where she was of course asked about Fifty Shades fever.
While the shy actress did her best not to reveal too much about the super secretive project, she did tell press on the red carpet: “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“, she adds.
And it sounds like whatever rating the movie gets, it will be too much for Dakota’s famous parents, Hollywood stars Don Johnson and Melanir Griffith. The actress inists that “no, they won’t be watching the movie – not with my permission.
“Anyway, I don’t think the movie is something that my parents would want to see!”
Sunday • April 13th, 2014 • Saved in: Fifty Shades Of Grey
We can’t see Jamie Dornan and Dakota Johnson reenacting these scenes
It’s less than a year until the Fifty Shades of Grey movie hits cinemas but with no trailer in sight and rumours that the big screen version of EL James’ saucy novel will be kept on a leash, is the movie going to include some of the book’s most iconic moments?
When footage was screened for a lucky few at Las Vegas’ CinemaCon last month the verdict was slightly disappointing. Instead of the red hot red room scenes and steamy bedroom sessions between stars Jamie Dornan and Dakota Johnson, those who saw the teaser declared it was all very tame.
Even producer Michael De Luca has stated that bringing the book to life will inevitably involve some challenges. “We’re very conscious of not making anything gratuitous or exploitative while being faithful to the stories of the book and to the fans of the book,” De Luca explained earlier this year.
“We’re going to give them what they expect, which is an intense and erotic love story. Obviously the film can’t be as explicit as the book. A picture is worth a 1000 words.So to be erotic onscreen means I think an image is going to have way more power than reading the words on a page.”
With that in mind, will these Fifty Shades favourites make the cut?
The contract scene
While we’ve seen photos of Dakota holding the contract as scenes were shot outside an office building in Vancouver last year, is this vital part of the book a little too creepy to delve into in detail? The idea of Ana signing paperwork dictating what Christian can and can’t do to her is obviously crucial to the story but we’ve got a feeling the whole signing yourself over thing might be played down a little.
Ana’s inner goddess
James littered her novel with Ana’s inner dialogue, but we’re not sure if a voice over of Dakota saying lines like these will work as well on screen! “My inner goddess is doing the merengue with some salsa moves”. Saucy.
Christian’s reveal of his manhood
In one of the most talked about passages in the book Ana has a “Holy cow” reaction to Christian’s big reveal – don’t expect Jamie to be flashing everything on screen though. Especially if the film’s rating is downgraded as rumoured.
Christian’s dirty talk
While we’re on the subject of Christian we somehow can’t picture brooding hunk Jamie saying lines like these: “I want you to become well acquainted, on first name terms if you will, with my favorite and most cherished part of my body.”
“Laters baby” will be in there though, guaranteed.
That tampon scene
No we’re not going to describe it, if you’ve read the book you’ll know this is one of the most horrific scenes every written, we’re praying it doesn’t make an appearance in Sam Taylor Johnson’s film.
What Fifty Shades best bits are you hoping to see in the film?