They may play passionate lovers Christian Grey and Anastasia Steele on-camera, but according to “Fifty Shades of Grey” producer Michael De Luca, actors Jamie Dornan and Dakota Johnson have plenty of chemistry off-camera as well!
''The chemistry is there; they genuinely like each other,” De Luca says of the pair. “They're enjoying the story, the story is so powerful.”
But don’t expect this duo to start a torrid affair once filming wraps. Dornan married actress Amelia Warner last year and welcomed a baby girl in November. And Johnson’s long-time boyfriend, Jordan Masterson, visits set frequently.
Despite no real-life romance, De Luca assures fans that the pair is definitely “hot” on-screen and that the expected February 2015 release will be worth the wait.
''I think we are a little more than halfway through, but it's going really good,” he recently told E! News. “I'm excited!”
Dakota Johnson & Jamie Dornan on set
For the book’s author, E.L. James, she’s experiencing more anxiety than enthusiasm. Not because of the cast or crew, but because of the pressure to get things right.
''I'm terrified. Completely,” she says of the film adaptation of her best-selling novel. “I've been terrified from the moment I published the book.
“My mother was terrified of everything, and so am I,” James explains. “It's a terrible way to grow up. You don't expect this kind of success.”
But even though she’s nervous about the how the film will be received, the author still can’t believe that her story is being made into a major motion picture!
''Even now it floors me. My only ambition for the books was to see them in bookstores,” James says. “This is huge. And there is this passionate fandom; we need to get this right for them.”
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