Wednesday 17 July 2019

Fiery arguments on Fifty Shades set

Sam Taylor-Johnson says she and EL James had clashes on the set of Fifty Shades Of Grey
Sam Taylor-Johnson says she and EL James had clashes on the set of Fifty Shades Of Grey

Fifty Shades Of Grey director Sam Taylor-Johnson has told of the fiery arguments she had with EL James about bringing her raunchy novels to the big screen.

The artist turned film-maker admitted that she had creative differences with the best-selling author, whose books have won legions of fans around the world.

Sam told Porter magazine: "It was difficult, I'm not going to lie.

"We definitely fought - but they were creative fights and we would resolve them."

She added: "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."

Asked whether she is friends with the author now, she hinted that all was not entirely harmonious, saying: "Ummm."

When the interviewer replied that she did not have to answer, Sam replied: "Good."

Angelina Jolie's name was previously linked to Fifty Shades Of Grey, with reports that she was preparing to direct the movie.

The Hollywood star has previously addressed the rumours, saying that she "came very clear out of the gate".

Now Sam has told the magazine: "I got an email out of the blue from her saying good luck on your journey. I thought that was incredibly sweet of her."

And asked whether the sex scenes in Fifty Shades had any impact on her sex life with younger husband Aaron Taylor-Johnson, she remained coy, saying: "My intimate life is doing just fine. It didn't need improving."

Porter, Net-A-Porter's fashion magazine, is on sale globally from February 6.

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