15. Director Exits
Taylor-Johnson did not return to the franchise, at the very least partially because of her issues working with James—who exercised as a lot artistic 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’d have correct on-set barneys,” Taylor-Johnson recalled to Porter journal in 2015. “I am not confrontational, but it surely was about discovering a manner between the 2 of us, satisfying her imaginative and prescient of what she’d written in addition to my want to visualise this particular person on display.”
She additionally told The Hollywood Reporter in 2015 that James “could be the primary to say as nicely that it was not straightforward. It was not straightforward. However we received there. I feel each of us felt it was an extremely painful course of.” James stated 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 stated she did not remorse doing the movie, per se, “as a result of that might simply end me off. With the good thing about hindsight would I’m going by way of it once more? In fact I would not. I would 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 not any synergy.”