The director of the first Fifty Shades of Grey movie, Sam Taylor-Johnson has opened up about the awful experience she had on the set when filming the flick.

Sam Taylor-Johnson

Sam Taylor-Johnson

Speaking to The Hollywood Reporter, she claimed that “every scene was fought over” with the author of the book series, EL James, because the two had such “different creative visions”.

She went on to say: “Her vision versus mine… They were polar opposite. Every scene was fought over. It was tough. It was like wading uphill through sticky tar. Her thing was, ‘this is what the fans expect.’ I’d be like, ‘well, let’s try and hit those marks but create a new universe at the same time.”

Taylor-Johnson also explained how her position in Hollywood was hindered because of her association with the film, with the experience after its creation being “ego-denting, which may not have been a bad thing.”

James Foley replaced the director on the Fifty Shades Darker sequel, and he’ll also be returning for the final instalment, Fifty Shades Freed.

Adding that she will not “ever” watch the series, she concluded that she had “literally zero interest” in the franchise. Words from a director of the first movie.

Fifty Shades Freed will be released in February next year.

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