And you thought the mighty could not be ‘terrified’! Quite contrary to what you might know or feel, Erica James, the noted author of the best-selling trilogy, ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ has come up with a shocking revelation that she is in fact ‘terrified’ of her novel making it to the big league of Hollywood adaptations. Both the novel and the movie have been in the news for some time following cast troubles and shooting schedule woes. But leaving everything far behind, James’s revelation comes as quite a surprise given that she is every bit a part of the creative process of both the novel and the movie.
This news is in fact huge! Who would have guessed that the author who brought steamy love alive on the pages of her BDSM inspired novel would be ‘terrified’ of the venture herself? She denotes this habit of worrying too much to her mother. She also feels that this kind of hedonistic feeling is unprecedented for her because all she ever wanted were her novels to sit pretty on the bookshelves. Instead look what she got! A three-book deal with the publishers and the first one is already in the pipeline to be a major Hollywood adaptation.
Although the fate of the movie still hangs in the balance, but the movie has been successful in generating enough hoopla around it. Whether it is the hot and steamy star cast or the equally sultry storyline, you cannot put your finger on the exact reason which has made the first instalment of the movie franchise so eagerly awaited. Right from the time it was announced that the novel would be adapted for the big screen, James has been apprehensive, but then, she has also admitted that at the age of fifty, the prospect of being part of Hollywood had left her with no choice other than accepting the proposition.
She is also said to be a part of the casting team, and though there have been some goof-ups in that department, the cast now seems ready to start shooting for this Valentine’s Day 2015 release. The release of this Sam Taylor-Johnson flick has been pushed back to Valentine Day 2015 and though some fans are not too happy with this development, others feel that the timing of the release could not have been more relevant for this film, which is a romance at heart. The cast has sprung up some surprises too.
The new members to have joined the film as the cast are Dylan Neal as Anastasia Steele’s Step Father, Marcia Gay Harden Cast as Christian Grey’s Mother and Jennifer Ehle cast as Anastasia Steele’s Mother. Earlier set to play Christian Grey, the titular character in the novel, Charlie Hunnam is already out of the project and has been replaced by Irish hunk and star of ‘Once Upon a Time’, Jamie Dornan. Though the race is on for who will play the middle aged seductress, Mrs. Robinson and if the rumour mills are to be believed, Katie Holmes has been finalised for that role. The only constant factor in the star cast of this non-summer release has been Dakota Johnson, who plays Anastasia Steele. With so much happening at the same time, let us hope that James continues this heady journey with a little bit of help from her viewers and readers by appreciating her new endeavour.