“There was a slight fear,” Dornan says now, his wiry frame huddled on a couch in a Los Angeles photo studio. “But beyond anything else, I was really f—ing excited.” -Jamie Dornan
Whoa! Take a look at the very covered up, yet sensual duo starring in the upcoming adaptation of the very controversial novel known as Fifty Shades of Grey. This is our FIRST LOOK at what the two main characters, Christian Grey (Jamie Dornan) and Anastasia Steele (Dakota Johnson), will potentially look like in the film. EW was on the scene with the first inside interview of the two leads.
If you have been following the news about the adaptation, then you know the drama that ensued while casting went on. Looks to me this production is well on it’s way, releasing on Valentine’s Day 2015! More info on the push:
The news, reported exclusively in this week’s EW cover story, comes on the heels of the studio’s announcement that it has pushed the start of production in Vancouver back a month to allow for the production to prep with its new leading man, Northern Irish actor Jamie Dornan, who plays kinky billionaire Christian Grey. But, Universal says, the casting change is not the primary reason for the new release date.
More pressing is the crowded summer schedule Fifty Shades was originally competing in. Originally set to hit screens August 1, 2014, the film, based on the sexy best-seller by E L James, was set to go up opposite Marvel’s potential new franchise Guardians of the Galaxy starring Chris Pratt and Benicio del Toro. Internationally things are even busier, with many studios pushing their big tentpoles out of next June and July — to avoid competition from the World Cup in Brazil — and into August.
The stars open up about what drew them to the roles, the pressures behind getting the roles right for the fans, and how they feel about baring it all. For Johnson, 24, the daughter of Melanie Griffith and Don Johnson, it meant seriously working out for the first time in her life. “Obviously, I want to look good naked,” the newly brunette actress tells EW. “I totally understand now why people exercise, because it kind of f—ing feels awesome.”