Fifty Shades Author E.L. James is ‘Terrified’ About Getting the Movie Right For Fans

By A. Charlotte Rose

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It sounds like E.L. James may be biting her lips with worry the way Anastasia Steele does.

The author of the Fifty Shades of Grey Trilogy, gave a fascinating interview to Entertainment Weekly to coincide with the first-look photos of actors Jamie Dornan and Dakota Johnson in character as Christian Grey and Anastasia Steele. (Johnson is pictured above in a lip-biting pose from a recent photos shoot in character as Ana).

The comprehensive interview covers many of the points fans have been wanting to know about–including how she felt about Charlie Hunnam dropping out– and it also reveals some of her feelings about fame, the merchandizing for Fifty Shades of Grey (wine, undies,sex toys, jewelry, etc), and her thoughts and feelings about the upcoming movie.

With filming about to begin in Vancouver, she was asked how she is feeling about the movie.

“I’m terrified,” she said. “Completely. I’ve been terrified from the moment I published the book. My mother was terrified of everything, and so am I. It’s a terrible way to grow up. You don’t expect this kind of success. Even now it floors me. My only ambition for the books was to see them in bookstores. This is huge. And there is this passionate fandom; we need to get this right for them.”

Asked if she thinks fans will hold her responsible if they do not like the movie, she responded: “Oh God, of course they will. They hold me responsible for everything.”

How are things going, overall? She said in the past three months she’s been home only two weeks and she misses her family and dog. Working on the project, with all the ups and downs, has put her “on the edge,” she says.

She is still processing everything that is going on with getting the movie to production and “pinching myself” that it is actually happening, she told Entertainment Weekly.

Read the interview exclusive interview in Entertainment Weekly here: ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ author E L James on the film: ‘I’m terrified

Photo reprinted from Entertainment Weekly.

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3 thoughts on “Fifty Shades Author E.L. James is ‘Terrified’ About Getting the Movie Right For Fans

  1. I would just like to know WHY all of the actors are from England. Just because E.L. James is doesn’t mean everyone that has been picked or sought after should be from England. Everyone in the book is American not from England

  2. Must not be to terrified, The choice for C.G. couldnt be more wrong.
    Past up way to many that are perfect for the roll. Number one on the list is Alexander Skarsgard = Christian Grey 100%
    The choices were so off mark its just so wrong in so many ways.

  3. people shouldnt blame or harass e.l james for the horrible casting–it was the film makers not her–charlie was a perfect choice and everyone chased him away now we get stuck with these 2–you all made your bed now lie in it–this is a damn movie not life or death situation–i can only pray the movie doesnt flop and these”pyscho” fans grow up and deal with what they got or ot watch it at all!

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