You’d expect (or at least hope for) some serious sparks to be flying between Christian Grey and Anastasia Steele when the Fifty Shades of Grey film hits cinemas next year.
But the film’s producer Michael De Luca has gone one step further, calling the chemistry between the film’s leads “hot”.
Talking about Jamie Dornan and Dakota Johnson, who play Christian and Ana in the big screen adaptation of EL James’ raunchy novels, De Luca said: “It’s hot. I think we are a little more than halfway through but it’s going really good. I’m excited!”
“The chemistry is there, they genuinely like each other. They’re enjoying the story, the story is so powerful,” he added, while talking to E! News.
But it’s not all good news… Rumours are afoot that most of the story’s sex scenes are going to be cut out so that the film can get a lower rating in the US.
Producer Dana Brunetti had previously said: “What we’re kind of hearing from the fans is they want it dirty, they want it as close as possible [to the book]. It would be really cool if we released the R version and then we had an NC-17 version that we released a few weeks later.”
But industry insiders are placing bets that this won’t be the case, and that instead, we will get a less racy version of the books themselves. What a waste of all that “hot” chemistry, eh?
Fifty Shades of Grey is expected to hit cinemas in February 2015
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