With Dakota Johnson starring alongside him as Anastasia Steele, Fifty Shades of Gray was launched in 2015, adopted by Fifty Shades Darker and Fifty Shades Freed in 2017 and 2018.
There’s no disputing that the franchise was a serious industrial success, raking in a mixed whole of more than $1 billion on the field workplace. Nonetheless, the movies have been acquired very poorly by critics.
As you would possibly recall, the hatred for the first movie specifically was widespread on the time of its launch. And now, trying again, Jamie mentioned the backlash was so intense that he actually had to enter hiding.
“[I was] coming off the again of career-altering opinions for The Fall and BAFTA nominations and all of the insanity The Fall dropped at ridicule,” he mentioned, explaining that he was capable of search refuge because of Sam Taylor-Johnson — who directed the primary Fifty Shades film — and her husband, Aaron Taylor-Johnson.
“I feel I hid,” Jamie remembered. “[My family] went right down to Sam and Aaron Taylor-Johnson’s place. They weren’t there. They allow us to have their place within the nation, and we kind of hid there for some time and shut ourselves off from the world a bit.”
He recalled that one of many uncommon features of the expertise was that despite the extreme criticism, Jamie and Dakota have been already contractually obliged to return for 2 extra movies.
“It made a lot cash so like, movies two and three have been greenlit in a single day,” he mentioned. “It was an odd factor as a result of there’s a little bit of ridicule right here, and I’m now contracted to do two extra, understanding that there might be far more damnation to return.”
Nonetheless, Jamie made it clear that he has completely no regrets about taking over the function — even when it’s sure to observe him for the remainder of his life.
“I’ve simply had very glowing opinions for latest work. And there received’t be any that don’t point out Fifty Shades in them,” he mentioned. “Loads of opinions are like: ‘He’s nice, however lest we neglect when he wasn’t nice right here.’”
He added: “Remorse that I did them? No.”