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The movies were different than expected, Dakota Johnson blames the author of '50 Shades of Gray ': It was tricky

The movies were different than expected, Dakota Johnson blames the author of

Dakota Johnson claimed she had problems behind the scenes of Fifty Shades of Gray, the romantic BDSM trilogy in which she starred from 2015 to 2018.

"I'm a sexual person and when I'm interested in something, I want to know a lot about it," Johnson, 32, told Vanity Fair in an article published Tuesday, June 28th. "That's why I made them. Nude movies."

She added, "I signed up to do a very different version of what we ended up doing."

Erotic movies followed Johnson as Anastasia Steele, a graduate student who finds herself in a relationship with billionaire Christian Gray (Jamie Dornan).

When asked what the "problem" was behind the scenes, Johnson blamed a "combination" of studios and directors (Sam Taylor-Johnson directed first and James Foley made two sequels) throughout the three films. "He was also the author of the books," she claimed.

EL James wrote Fifty Shades as a fiction for Twilight fans before it went viral, and the 59-year-old from England adapted her work as an original series in 2011, selling over 125 million copies worldwide. With such a massive fan base, James (real name is Erika Mitchell) was welcomed as a film producer.

The movies were different than expected, Dakota Johnson blames the author of

"She had a lot of creative control, all day, every day, and she just wanted some things to happen," Johnson explained. "There were parts of the books that just wouldn't work in a movie, like the inside monologue, which was sometimes very nice. It would not work to say it out loud. It was always a battle. Always. When I auditioned for that film, I read a monologue from Persona [a 1966 Ingmar Bergman film] and said, "Oh, this is going to be really special."

"We were going to do the film footage that Erika wanted to do, and then we were going to do the film footage we wanted to do," Johnson asserted. "The night before, I would rewrite scenes with the old dialogue, in order to add a line here and there. It was like chaos all the time. "

According to Johnson, the only scene from the original screenplay scene that appeared on the big screen is when Anastasia and Christian make the sex contract, and the actress still believes it is "the best scene in the entire movie."

Although it was a stressful experience, the founder of TeaTime Pictures has no regrets and admits that the hot movies were good for her career. While the Fifty Shades films were critically acclaimed, they grossed over $ 1 billion at the box office.

"There are things I still can't say because I don't want to damage anyone's career and I don't want to damage anyone's reputation, but like Jamie and I were treated very well," the star said. "Erika is a very beautiful woman and she was always kind to me and I am grateful she wanted me to star in those movies."

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