Dakota Johnson and Her New On-screen Lover on Set for “Fifty Shades Darker”

Posted 2016/02/18 6533 0

Author E.L. James just revealed on her Instagram account that filming for “Fifty Shades of Darker” had now begun. 

This time last year, Universal Picture was celebrating the success of Fifty Shades of Grey when the movie brought back total USD 85.1 millions the first weekend after its premier. Today, E.L. James announced that the filming for the next part in the sequel had just begun with her snap from set of a clapperboard captioned: “Day one #FSD Good luck to all the cast and crew (heart emoticon)”.

Besides news from E.L James, some first images on set of Fifty Shades of Darker in Canada have been released. In which, the main actress, Dakota Johnson, was escorted when stepping out of her car, also seen with her is Eric Johnson, playing Jack Hyde – the new boss of Anastasia Steele, who also has feeling for her and makes Christian Grey crazy out of jealousy. Author E.L. James was also spotted on set.  

Dakota will be getting back into work with her role as Anastasia Steele, the recent college graduate who is the lover of billionaire Christian Grey (Jamie Dorman). In an interview with The Telegraph, Dakota talked about her character: ‘This woman is incredibly smart. It's almost as if she's all-knowing and therefore she hasn't given herself up emotionally or physically before. She's waited for this person who she can spar with mentally and who can completely ignite something in her.”

                                                                        Dakota Johnson

                                                                             Eric Johnson

                                                                                E.L. James

The detailed plot of the movie has not been revealed, but according to the book of  E.L. James, the story opens with Anastasia Steele (Dakota Johnson) ending her relationship with Grey (Jamie Dornan). She gets a job in a publishing house in Seattle, even she still thinks about Christian. Their relationship was rekindled when Christian appeared and planned a new proposal with Anastasia which she cannot resist. She also wants to know more about his tragic past. While Christian struggles with his inner devil, Anastasia has to face the angriness and jealousy of the woman who used to be Christian’s lover, and at the same time, makes the decision of her lifetime. However, we have no idea how strictly the movie will follow the book.


Director Sam Taylor-Johnson and script-writer Kelly Marcel of Fifty Shades of Grey both said goodbye to the crew after the release of the first movie. This has given E.L. James’s husband, Niall Leonard (Bill), a chance to become the script writer for the movie, and James Foley (House of Cards) will be the new director. The cast back to their old characters includes Max Martini (Taylor), Eloise Mumford (Kate), Luke Grimes (Elliot Grey), Rita Ora (Mia Grey) and Victor Rasuk (Jose Cunningham).
Some new faces will appear in the movie including Kim Basinger playing Elena Lincoln, business partner and ex-lover of Christian Grey, Bella Heathcote as Leila Williams and Eric Johnson as Jack Hyde, one of Christian’s competitors. Arielle Kebbel has also signed the contract for the last movie of the sequel ‘Fifty Shades Freed’ playing Matteo, a beautiful architecture who will build a new house for Christian in Seattle.

It was also announced that 2 parts of the sequel ‘Fifty Shade Darker and Fifty Shade Freed’ will be filming consecutively. Universal also set the releasing date for Fifty Shades Darker on 10 Jan 2017 and the last part Fifty Shades Freed a year later on 9 Jan 2018.