15. Director Exits
Taylor-Johnson did not return to the franchise, a minimum of partly as a consequence of her issues working with James—who exercised as a lot inventive management as she may, even bringing in her husband, Niall Leonard, to jot down the script for the sequels, Fifty Shades Darker and Fifty Shades Freed.
“We might have correct on-set barneys,” Taylor-Johnson recalled to Porter journal in 2015. “I am not confrontational, nevertheless it was about discovering a approach between the 2 of us, satisfying her imaginative and prescient of what she’d written in addition to my want to visualise this individual on display screen.”
She additionally told The Hollywood Reporter in 2015 that James “can be the primary to say as nicely that it was not straightforward. It was not straightforward. However we acquired there. I feel each of us felt it was an extremely painful course of.” James mentioned in an look on MSNBC that “persons are going to butt heads, and that’s precisely what occurred.”
Opening up to the Sunday Times magazine in 2017, Taylor-Johnson mentioned she did not remorse doing the movie, per se, “as a result of that will simply end me off. With the good thing about hindsight would I am going by means of it once more? After all I would not. I might be mad.”
She continued, “I like everybody, and I get actually confused once they do not like me. I used to be so confused by EL James. I do not perceive after I cannot navigate an individual, when there is no synergy.”