15. Director exits
Taylor-Johnson did not return to the franchise, at least in part because of her problems working with James-exercising as much as possible in management, even bringing in her husband, Niall Leonard, to write the script for the following, Fifty shadows is even darker and Fifty shades were released.
“We had the right on-set barneys,” Taylor-Johnson recalls Porter magazine in 2015. “I’m not confrontational, but it’s about finding a way between the two of us, satisfying his vision of what he’s writing as well as my need to imagine this person on screen.
He is too SAY The Hollywood Reporter in 2015 James “was the first to also say it wasn’t easy. It wasn’t easy. But we got there. I think we both felt it was a painful process.” James said on an MSNBC show that “people go head to head, and that’s exactly what happened.”
Opening to Sunday Times Magazine in 2017, Taylor-Johnson said she didn’t regret making the film, everyone, “because I’m just going to finish it. For the sake of watching I’ll go through it too? Of course I don’t. I want you to be angry.”
He continued, “I like everything, and I’m really confused when they don’t like me. I’m confused with EL James. I don’t understand if I can’t navigate someone, if there’s no synergy.”