‘Fifty Shades’ Screenwriter Says She Won’t Watch Film: "My Heart Really Was …
June 13, 2015 - Fifty Shades of Grey
The film instrumentation of author EL James‘ voluptuous bestseller was a outrageous strike on a Feb release, with a follow-up on a way. However, a film’s prolongation was notoriously diligent with tension, and a knowledge was not during all what screenwriter Kelly Marcel expected.
“I unequivocally most wanted to do something opposite with a screenplay, and when we spoke to a studio and a producers and done that utterly clear, they were unequivocally eager about that and desired a things we wanted to do,” Marcel pronounced on Bret Easton Ellis‘ podcast, as reported by Vulture. “When we delivered that book was when we satisfied that all of them saying, ‘Yeah, positively this is what we want!,’ and, ‘You can write anything we like and get crazy and artistic with it’ — that was utter, complete bullshit.”
Marcel, who also wrote a 2013 film Saving Mr. Banks, explained that she and James differed on a instruction a book should take. “[James] was like, ‘This isn’t what we wish it to be, and we don’t consider this is a film a fans are looking for,’ ” Marcel said. “In a end, we consider we finished adult with a breeze that was a median compromise, though she had still been unequivocally dauntless about what she had let go.”
Marcel reliable that things were moving between James and executive Sam Taylor-Johnson, who is not returning for a sequel, with Marcel observant that it was “very difficult” for a executive to be “handcuffed” by James’ vision. However, Marcel also forked out that it was always transparent James would have ultimate control over a Universal film.
The screenwriter forked out that she has not seen a film since she wouldn’t be means to perspective it “without feeling some pain about how opposite it is to what we primarily wrote.” Marcel added, “My heart unequivocally was damaged by that process, we unequivocally meant it.”
The full sell between Marcel and Ellis can be listened below.