Since July the trailer for the upcoming film Fifty Shades of Grey is the most-watched of 2014 with over 36 million views. The film is based on the best-selling book by E.L. James which has sold more than 100 million copies and has been translated into 52 different languages.
As badly written as the book is, it has gained a huge following worldwide and many readers are antici…pating the release of the film which stars Jamie Dornan (Once Upon a Time) and Dakota Johnson (The Social Network, 21 Jump Street).
Last week the Fifty Shades of Grey Twitter account released another promotional photo to taunt fans, although the picture were quite tame. However, like most readers of the book know, it’s what is behind closed doors that matters.
The first photo shoes Anastasia Steele (Johnson) deep in thought with a “Grey” pencil resting on her lower lip. (Even those who haven’t read the book can guess about the hints behind this one.) The photo was in celebration of the character’s birthday.
— Fifty Shades of Grey (@FiftyShades) September 10, 2014
In June, the promotional Twitter account also released a picture of Christian Grey in celebration of his birthday. Again, the photo is tame – except for what is behind Mr. Grey’s eyes.
— Fifty Shades of Grey (@FiftyShades) June 18, 2014
But despite of the content of the first book of the erotic trilogy, actor Jamie Dornan insists that the film won’t be “grotesque.”
“You’ve got to make something a large amount of people can go and see,” he said, adding, “I mean, in some ways, it’ll break a few boundaries. But at the same time, they want to put bums on seats. They can’t alienate an audience. You know it has to be watchable. It can’t be hardcore. I wouldn’t have signed up for it if it was.”
Of course, the 32-year-old actor also isn’t one to shy away from the explicit scenes he has to do with Johnson.
“It’s just work. It’s strange work, sure, but it’s still work. I just get on with it.”
Dornan even mentioned that his father had encouraged him to take on the role of Christian Grey.
“[Dad] was all for it. I don’t come from a cagey family. We’re fairly liberal.”
The film, directed by Sam Taylor Johnson, opens in theaters on February 13. The perfect Valentine’s Day date or not? Either way, theaters across the country will be full of women ready to hear that those two words every Fifty Shades fan wants to hear: “Laters, baby.”
— Fifty Shades of Grey (@FiftyShades) August 11, 2014