I’ve been meaning to post about the interview with Michael DeLuca from last week, but haven’t had a chance. As a week has passed, I’ll keep my comments short and to the point.
“Obviously, the movie can’t be as explicit as the book,” De Luca said. “The book is explicit by design because the author wanted to go inside the head of Anna — the female lead — and detail her experience. On the literary level, that was necessary. But in a film or any visual medium, a picture is worth a thousand words. To be erotic onscreen is going to have more power than to read the words on a page.”
I think this comment might have started the rumors that the movie wasn’t going to have much sex in it. I believe Michael said the same thing he’s been saying for a year, that sex on screen is shown differently then you read it in a book. However, that doesn’t mean they’re cutting sex scenes out. While I’m sure they will cut some sex out, due to time constraints, there will still be plenty in the film. If they’re doing it right though, you’ll know exactly what happened, you just won’t have to watch it in graphic detail.
This theory is backed up by Natalie Morales:
While stalking Instagram yesterday, I noticed a photo of Sam Taylor Johnson (Director) and Natalie Morales (NBC’s Today Show) together on the set of Fifty Shades of Grey.
So it seems that we need to wait until after the Olympics to see what this interview was about. Well sort of. On Twitter Natalie answered an inquiry about the interview with:
Now we just have to wait for the interview in a few weeks.
I’m going to jump back to the Michael DeLuca interview for a minute for a comment that went surprisingly unnoticed:
“Because with the dramatic arc, it’s a two-hour, three-act structure. … Charlie Hunnam [who dropped out of the production] wanted certain things for his character in the adaptation.”
For those of you who didn’t believe the story that Charlie Hunnam backed out of Fifty Shades of Grey due to scheduling conflicts, this comment lends a bit of credence to the theory that he backed out due to creative differences. It’s just the way this comment is worded that makes it sound like he wanted “certain things” with the unwritten, “things that no one else wanted.” If that is the case, then it’s best that he backed out early. As much as I thought Charlie could do the role, Jamie Dornan is my Christian Grey!