15. Director Exits
Taylor-Johnson did not return to the franchise, a minimum of partly as a consequence of her issues working with James—who exercised as a lot artistic 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’d have correct on-set barneys,” Taylor-Johnson recalled to Porter journal in 2015. “I am not confrontational, however it 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 “can be the primary to say as nicely that it was not simple. It was not simple. However we acquired 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 may simply end me off. With the good thing about hindsight would I’m going by it once more? In fact 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 once I cannot navigate an individual, when there is no synergy.”