Dakota Johnson plays the role of innocent protagonist Anastasia Steele in the film adaption of E.L. James’ highly successful erotic Fifty Shades of Grey trilogy. Anastasia hooks up with successful young billionaire Christian Grey to form an unorthodox and destructive BDSM relationship. The books (and film) chronicle the couple’s ups and downs with plenty of steamy scenes in between.
In a new interview with The Today Show Johnson announces her discomfort with the idea of her family seeing her star in the erotic film. “I think that probably…no. Not at all,” Johnson responded when asked about having her parents see the flick. “I mean, if it were them doing the movie, I wouldn’t want to see that.”
As for filming the considerable amount of sex scenes in the movie, Johnson maintains that the work was far from romantic. “It’s not like a romantic situation. It’s more…like technical and choreographed and…more of a task,” she laughs.
Jamie Dornan, the man who plays Christian Grey in the film, says that trust was just as important as on-screen chemistry while filming the riskier sequences. “We got ourselves into situations that don’t feel that, sort of, natural and they’re not that easy,” he says.
The Fifty Shades trailer was released early last week to mixed reactions from the public.
The film is set to premiere on Valentine’s Day 2015.
Source: The Celebrity Cafe
Freestyle Releasing, which generated strong grosses for “God’s Not Dead,” is offering up a challenge next Valentine’s Day to “Fifty Shades of Grey” with faith-based romance “Old Fashioned.”
“I wanted to tell a love story that takes the idea of Godly romance seriously,” said Rik Swartzwelder, writer-director and lead actor. “A story that, without apology, explores the possibility of a higher standard in relationships; yet, is also fully aware of just how fragile we all are and doesn’t seek to heap guilt upon those of us that have made mistakes.”
Swartzwelder plays a former frat boy and Elizabeth Ann Roberts will portray a free-spirited woman. The tagline is “Chivalry makes a comeback.”
“Opening the same weekend as ‘Fifty Shades,’ there’s definitely a David v. Goliath comparison,” Swartzwelder said. “They will have more screens, more money, more hype . . . but we’re hopeful that we are not alone in our belief that there are others out there who desire more from love–and the movies–than objectification or domination.”
“God’s Not Dead” topped $60 million earlier this year, representing by far the highest gross for any Freestyle release. Co-president Mark Borde asserted “Old Fashioned” is the first faith-based theatrical release to specifically target the “underserved” Christian singles audience.
Producers are Swartzwelder’s Skoche Films, Nathan Nazario of Motion Picture Pro Studios, Dave DeBorde and Nini Hadjis. The film also stars Dorothy Silver, Tyler Hollinger, Lejon Woods, Nini Hadjis, Maryann Nagel and Joseph Bonamico.
The announcement comes four days after Universal debuted the first “Fifty Shades” trailer, featuring several sex and bondage scenes with Dakota Johnson (pictured above). Fox is also releasing its “Poltergeist” reboot on Valentine’s Day weekend.
I’ve added new high quality candids photos of Dakota Johnson spotted heading to Today Show yesterday in New York City on July 24, 2014. Thanks to our partner site, Fifty Shades of Grey Fan for the photos!
I’ve added new video of Dakota and Jamie goes behind the scene during their press junket interview from Today Show. Check out the video below:
I’ve added a new interview video of Dakota Johnson and Jamie Dornan during the ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ press junket. Below is just small preview. Can’t wait for more interview videos!