Marie and I have been tweeting for quite some time and she is a bit supporter of the #500for50 campaign. She’s very supportive of helping you keep doing it each day! English is not her first language, but I think she did an awesome job with the interview.
Do you know that in Quebec, nearly 1 in 5 women bought a copy of the trilogy EL James. The numbers are staggering : 100 million copies sold worldwide, including 800,000 in Quebec and French Canada.
What is your name? Marie
Where are you from? Suburb of the city of Montreal
How did you come to read Fifty Shades of Grey?
Like most people, I’ve heard all the debates in the media about E.L.James’s trilogy. Then, my best friend and I discussed it and I was curious about Grey’s universe. So, one cold day of January (2015) I ACTED, in one click I downloaded the worldwide success books of FSOG. I’ve been seduced, literally.
Did you read an actual book or an ebook?
First the ebook (like I said it was too cold to go outside) then I bought the actual books.
How many times have you read the series?
Which is your favorite book in the series?
Definitely, Fifty Shades Darker.
What is your favorite scene in the series?
Do I really have to pick one? Since I’m an “incurable romantic” witnessing first hand every moments of Christian Grey’s transformation. Christian and Ana’s growing relationship. Or, when Christian tries to win Ana back, after their heartbreaking separation. Ana’s facing Leila in her apartment. Or Christian’s proposal and Ana’s answer. Every romantic scenes are like a tsunami for the the romantic soul that I am.
What is your favorite scene from Christian’s POV in Grey?
I love the scene where Christian doubts and questions himself or challenges everything he knows. We can feel the effect of Ana’s presence has over him. He uses his past experiences has references marks but, with Ana, he soon realize that he is losing those marks, which leaves him unbalanced. I love seeing how he faces all those new emotions. We learn to know him more as a man and discover his sense of humor. The last chapter is the one I love the most, we can notice that his heart and mind are one.
Outside of Fifty Shades of Grey, what is your favorite book, series or author?
So many. I love Marc Levy, Guillaume Musso, Sylvain Reynard, Stephenie Mayer and Sylvia Day.
If you were to meet E L James today, what 2 questions would you ask her?
• Did you show a first draft of Grey to Jamie Dornan? (He seems to really understand the essence of CG)
• What was your feeling seeing your work up on the big screen?
Erika : It is said that after Mozart’s music, the silence that fallows is still Mozart’s music. I can say the same about your work. After reading the very last line, I still was under your spell. I stayed, with delight, trapped in that world…yours, ours.
Have you had any unique experiences because of your love of Fifty Shades of Grey?
How do you say in English : «Je suis une bonne avocate dans l’âme»? 😉 I defend well things that I believe in. I also know that you can’t please everybody. What others think, frankly, It doesn’t belong to me. «Live and let live»
What was your favorite scene in Fifty Shades of Grey The Movie?
Again, I have so many. I think the elevator scene “Fuck the paperwork.” And when Christian reminds Ana how “NICE” it was knowing him.
What scene are you most looking forward to in Fifty Shades Darker The Movie?
The strong moments of Ana and Christian relationship. Also, I would like to feel the intensity of DARKER in the movie. The emotion. To feel the electricity between Ana And Christian. I want my “inner goddess” saying: That’s it! The story is finally tangible!