Incidentally, critics are wondering why during the press tour of “Fifty Shades of Grey” two years ago that the chemistry between actors Jamie Dornan and Dakota Johnson were almost non-existent; when in the movie, it was all there.
Cosmopolitan described the press tour for “Fifty Shades of Grey” as awkward and strained, and both actors seemed like they’d rather be corn in feces than the stars of an S&M blockbuster.
Press tours are long and tedious, and actors are often asked the same predictable questions over and over. What seemed to bind Dakota and Jamie was their mutual disdain for that part of the job.
Still, there’s a pervasive pressure from fans and studios for co-stars to act like they are instant friends or lovers, which seems ridiculous.
With the “Fifty Shades Darker” press tour about to happen soon, one can only hope its stars are as moody and dry-humored as ever, and that they have not been media-trained beyond repair to behave like newbies.
But it would be nice if the press does not ask them the same questions for the millionth time so they would not feel so bothered that they would rather go out the door than answer it again.