Everyone can relax: The stars of the big-screen adaptation of the novel Fifty Shades Of Grey have good chemistry. This according to the film’s producer, Michael De Luca, in an interview with E! Online. And if the producer of the movie can’t be trusted to give an objective, unbiased opinion about its stars, I don’t know who can.
At the Producers Guild Awards over the weekend, De Luca told E! that Fifty Shades leads Dakota Johnson and Jamie Dornan have “hot” chemistry. Another E! source claimed the actors have “filmed a majority of the sex scenes and really hit it off.” Aw, that’s nice. It’s great when people get along with their co-workers, especially when their co-workers have to repeatedly spank them on camera.
Ah, but just because Johnson and Dornan are sexily flogging each other within an inch of their lives doesn’t mean we will get to see it. According to another unnamed E! source, the Fifty Shades Of Grey movie is “less racy than the book” and director Sam Taylor-Johnson has “dialed those scenes back.”
Fifty Shades Of Grey might be the most anticipated sexually themed movie since Paul Verhoeven’s Showgirls. That film wound up with an NC-17 rating—and lackluster grosses (not to mention plenty of cult infamy). From the sound of it, Fifty Shades may be going a different, more mainstream route; in other words, don’t expect to see all fifty shades of Grey onscreen. What a bummer. I’m so depressed I can’t even muster the energy to whip myself with my leather riding crop.