As the Fifty Shades of Grey franchise starts to prepare for the sequel, Fifty Shades Darker, Eloise Mumford recently sat down with Glamour magazine and discussed her work in the popular franchise. Mumford played Kate in the first film, and is set to reprise her role in the sequel. What is in store for Kate in the next film?
“On the second film she finds out the exact nature of Ana [Dakota Johnson] and Christian’s [Jamie Dornan] relationship is and that’s a huge moment for her and her friends because obviously, Kate is a very protective friend and a very passionate and fiery person,” Mumford revealed in the interview.
While the actress went on to state that she was grateful for E.L. James’ input on-set, which helped her get into character a little more, she also added she can’t wait for filming to begin so that she can reconnect with Johnson and Dornan.
“I’m not sure I’m allowed to say [when filming begins] but it is happening and I am really looking forward to seeing the rest of the cast again and the crew,” she explained, adding “We all bonded a lot throughout the whole experience so I can’t wait to see them again.”
Meanwhile, with the first movie being such a monetary success, gaining over $160 million in worldwide ticket sales, the filmmakers are surely going to bring their best to ensure another hit with the sequel. With that in mind, some are speculating that the film will include a little more explicit scenes and possibly even an alternate ending.
According to Movie Pilot, the sequel might stray a little bit from the events in the book as it tries to feature a darker tone than the first movie. How might the ending be different in the movie?
For starters, Christian might end up choosing to be with Elena Lincoln instead of Ana. Because Elena is basically the complete opposite of Ana, this could afford filmmakers the opportunity they need to go a bit darker in this movie.
Another possible ending could feature Christian in some sort of life threatening event. Although it would be insane to suggest that the franchise would kill off one its main characters, adding in a bit of drama, like his helicopter crashing for instance, would surely ramp up the suspense in the movie.
Fifty Shades Darker is expected to premiere in theaters on February 10, 2017.
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