Taylor-Johnson did not return to the franchise, a minimum partly attributable to her issues working with James—who exercised as a lot of artistic management as she may, even bringing in her husband, Niall Leonard, to jot down the script for the sequels, Fifty Shades Darker and Fifty Shades Freed.

“We might have correct on-set barneys,” Taylor-Johnson recalled to Porter journal in 2015. “I am not confrontational, however, it was about discovering a method between the 2 of us, satisfying her imaginative and prescient of what she’d written in addition to my want to visualize this particular person on the display screen.”

She additionally told The Hollywood Reporter in 2015 that James “can be the primary to say as properly that it was not simple. It was not simple. However, we obtained it there. I believe each of us felt it was an extremely painful course.” James mentioned in an look on MSNBC that “individuals are going to butt heads, and that’s precisely what occurred.”

Opening up to the Sunday Times magazine in 2017, Taylor-Johnson mentioned she did not remorse doing the movie, per se, “as a result of that may simply end me off. With the advantage of hindsight would I be going by it once more? In fact, I would not. I would be mad.”

She continued, “I like everybody, and I get actually confused after they don’t love me. I used to be so confused by EL James. I do not perceive after I cannot navigate an individual when there is not any synergy.”