The second movie based on the second book of the erotic romance trilogy by E.L. James, “Fifty Shades Darker,” will be hitting global theaters tomorrow, February 10, and the buzz going around in Tinseltown is that there is really something special that happened between its two stars during the filming of the last two movies.
It can be recalled that “Fifty Shades Darker” was filmed back-to-back with the third movie, “Fifty Shades Freed” and it was reportedly during those times that something more than work evolved between lead stars Jamie Dornan and Dakota Johnson.
During the recent press tour for the movie, Dornan and Johnson said that they are very close to each other after working for three films already. They said that they got a great sort of love and respect for each other too.
Dornan said that they are great friends and their closeness has made it easier for them to work on the filming without any hassles or inhibitions. He added that they have become more comfortable even in doing the sex scenes for the second and third movies of the trilogy.
The evolution of their chemistry
Their relationship or chemistry was not as evident now compared to the first movie but Jamie Dornan explained that he was only cast five weeks before the filming of “Fifty Shades of Grey” and it was only then that he has met Dakota Johnson for the first time so the uneasiness was there.
Dakota Johnson corroborated the pronouncement of Jamie Dornan when she said that their working together in the second and third movies were note as petrifying for her as doing the first movie because she still does not know Jamie that well then, reports Jezebel.
The actress also confirmed that she and Jamie are very close and super great friends today and that there is no truth to rumors that they are having a secret romantic affair.
They are now really great friends that they can talk about everything with one another but the relationship ends there because Dakota knows that Jamie is already happily married.
A darker take on BDSM
“Fifty Shades Darker,” directed by James Foley, is going the other direction, replacing most of the first installment’s talk of master/servant dynamics and contractually-delineated sex play with more steamy scenes than most self-respecting romantic comedies are willing to deliver.
Taking the series over from Sam Taylor-Johnson, whose 2015 “Fifty Shades of Grey” earned jeers alongside its $570 million worldwide box-office haul, Foley has the job of introducing some external threats to the unlikely pairing of Dakota Johnson’s Anastasia Steele and Jamie Dornan’s Christian Grey.
But he and screenwriter Niall Leonard can hardly milk enough novelty out of the new villains to win back fans who felt burned by the first film.
A concluding installment is already en route so the franchise should expect diminishing returns every Valentine’s Day, according to critics.
Leonard and Foley offer enough semi-naked sex scenes in the movie to prove that quantity is no substitute for chemistry, reports The Hollywood Reporter.
Meanwhile, Dakota Johnson and a friend were spotted at the East Village neighborhood of the Big Apple just hours after landing at the JFK International Airport on the night of January 29.
In about the same time that she was set to begin her press rounds for the second movie of the erotic trilogy featuring her and actor Jamie Dornan, the actor showed off his newly-shaved head.
In an interview on that day, Dakota Johnson also talked about her plans after she and Jamie already completed filming “Fifty Shades Darker” and the third movie of the trilogy, “Fifty Shades Freed” back-to-back.