Dakota Johnson and Jamie Dornan are at it again — filming for Fifty Shades of Grey, that is. The two stars of the original film based on the immensely popular novel series are getting busy in Vancouver on set while they film the sequel to Fifty Shades.
Entertainment Tonight shares as to the first moments on set for the pair.
“Filming on the highly anticipated Fifty Shades of Grey sequel has officially started, and in the first pictures from the Vancouver set taken on Tuesday, Dakota Johnson and Jamie Dornan are already setting the romance bar high. Shielding Johnson from the rain with an umbrella, Dornan gazes at her with affection, before the two share a sweet kiss.”
Johnson, who plays the shy and innocent leading lady of the film, Anastasia Steele, has reverted to the long brunette locks for the role as opposed to the sleek bob she sported in the recently released film, How To Be Single. While on set, the 26-year-old beauty looked chic and stylish in a brown trench coat and tights.
Acting opposite Johnson, and looking as debonair and handsome as ever, 33-year-old Jamie Dornan rocked a suit that was perfectly fitted. In true Christian Grey form, Dornan also sported some scruff and is certainly doing the part of the mysterious billionaire justice.
The highly-anticipated sequel, thanks to the popularity of the novels, will likely fill seats at the theaters as the film explores a new twist by introducing Grey’s new business partner who is also a former sexual partner. Elena Lincoln comes on the scene played by Kim Basinger, now 62, and stirs things up a bit in Fifty Shades Darker.
The twists and turns brought on by the conflict between Anastasia and Elena, along with Grey’s difficulties facing his inner turmoil and demons instilled due to a difficult childhood makes for an entertaining plot.
The thrilling and erotic drama is not set to hit theaters until early next year, however a teaser of the more mysterious Christian Grey was released last April to entice viewers and to keep fans anticipating the upcoming sequel. One thing that Dakota Johnson is counting on is a nude Jamie Dornan in the sequel, as ET shares.
“Yeah, I’m going to make him get fully naked in the next one. Everybody wants to see the D.”
The series of novels was written by notable author E.L. James and, interestingly enough, it is her husband, Niall Leonard, that penned the screenplays for the first two movies.
Although the novels and the original film have been popular and seen massive success, unfortunately the initial film for the franchise received a number of awards of the type that filmmakers do not enjoy receiving.
The Toronto Star relays how the first film of the series came out on top of the pack recently. However, that pack was made up of the worst movies of 2015. The publication shares the unfortunate awards the film has acquired.
“The awkward adaptation of author E.L. James’ erotic novel nabbed five prizes at Saturday’s Golden Raspberry Awards, including tying it up with superhero flop Fantastic Four as the year’s worst film. Fifty Shades of Grey also ‘won’ for worst screenplay, worst actor for Jamie Dornan and worst actress for Dakota Johnson, with the pair pinning down the worst screen combo award.”
Hopefully, the cast and crew will redeem themselves with their latest efforts in Fifty Shades Darker. Despite the negative criticism, the franchise will still manage to bring out the Christian Grey fans and loyal followers and fans of both lead actors.
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