15. Director Exits
Taylor-Johnson did not return to the franchise, at the least partially resulting from her issues working with James—who exercised as a lot inventive management as she might, even bringing in her husband, Niall Leonard, to put in writing 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, 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 effectively that it was not straightforward. It was not straightforward. However we obtained there. I believe each of us felt it was an extremely painful course of.” James mentioned in an look on MSNBC that “individuals 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 might 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.”