Fifty Shades Darker resumed filming following the Bastille Day terrorist attacks in Nice, France, and Jamie Dornan and Dakota Johnson couldn’t be happier about it.
In Style is reporting that the stars took some time away from production to wave at fans at the Palais Garnier in Paris.
The actors were spotted on the balcony of the opera house and appeared to be in-between scenes. They even took a few pics of the crowd that had gathered below to catch a glimpse of the stars in action.
Johnson, who plays Anastasia Steele in the film, wore a knee-length red dress while her counterpart donned a blue suit for the occasion.
Filming for Fifty Shades Darker has taken place over the past few weeks, though the attacks in France delayed production for a few days.
Following the terrorist attacks that killed 84 people, Dana Brunetti took to Facebook to assure fans that everyone involved in the film was unharmed.
“From production: ‘Production has confirmed that everyone working on location in the south of France is okay. Everyone has been accounted for and is safe and sound,'” Brunetti shared. “Thanks for everyone’s messages and concerns. Another sad day for France and the world.”
Fifty Shades Darker is the second film in the hit Fifty Shades of Grey franchise. The story picks up with Ana ending her erotic romance with Christian Grey to build her career in the publishing industry.
Even still, reports surfaced that Dornan and Johnson now feel awkward filming intimate scenes because of the terrorist attacks. Of course, the co-stars have developed a good friendship that should help them through the uncomfortable moments.
Thankfully, the recent photographs reveal that production is back on.
According to Coming Soon, Fifty Shades Darker is produced by author E.L. James, Brunetti, and Michael De Luca. The movie also has a new director at the helm in James Foley after Sam Taylor-Johnson’s exit after Fifty Shades of Grey.
Alongside Dornan and Johns, the movie is set to star the likes of Bella Heathcote, Eric Johnson, Eloise Mumford, Luke Grimes, Tyler Hoechlin, Max Martini, Marcia Gay Harden, Rita Ora, Hugh Dancy, and Fay Masterson.
Fifty Shades Darker hopes to capitalize on the success of the first film in the franchise, which managed to bring home over $570 million in worldwide ticket sales.
Despite a different storyline that focuses on Ana’s career, fans can still expect the sparks to fly between Ana and Dornan’s Christian Grey. In fact, Ana quickly discovers that she can’t resist Christian’s advances and eventually gets back with him.
“But desire for Christian still dominates her every waking thought, and when he proposes a new arrangement, Anastasia cannot resist. They rekindle their searing sensual affair, and Anastasia learns more about the harrowing past of her damaged, driven and demanding Fifty Shades,” the official synopsis for the book reads. “While Christian wrestles with his inner demons, Anastasia must confront the anger and envy of the women who came before her, and make the most important decision of her life.”
Meanwhile, it isn’t clear if the delays in production will impact the release date of the movie.
Fifty Shades Darker is set to open in theaters on Feb. 10, 2017, while Fifty Shades Freed will hit theaters a year later.
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