15. Director Exits
Taylor-Johnson did not return to the franchise, no less than partially as a consequence of her issues working with James—who exercised as a lot inventive management as she may, 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 individual on display screen.”
She additionally told The Hollywood Reporter in 2015 that James “could be the primary to say as properly that it was not simple. It was not simple. 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 “individuals 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 will simply end me off. With the good thing about hindsight would I’m going by way 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 don’t love me. I used to be so confused by EL James. I do not perceive once I cannot navigate an individual, when there isn’t any synergy.”