‘Fifty Shades Darker’ Cast, Release Date & News Update: Film Editor Says She Expected ‘Racier’ Film

‘Fifty Shades Darker’ Cast, Release Date & News Update: Film Editor Says She Expected ‘Racier’ Film

By Jaja Agpalo January 10, 2016 6:43 PM EST
Fifty Shades of Grey

(L-R) Director of the film Sam Taylor-Johnson, cast members Jamie Dornan, Dakota Johnson and author E. L. James arrive for the British premiere of the movie 'Fifty Shades of Grey' in London February 12, 2015. (Photo: REUTERS/Paul Hackett)

Veteran film editor Anne Coates recently confessed that she thought the February 2015 big-screen adaptation of the "Fifty Shades of Grey," which is written by E L James, could have been sexier. The said film had its fair share of good reviews and backlash from fans who had patiently waited for its theater debut.

"I thought it could have been a little more raunchy myself," she told The Hollywood Reporter before the Los Angeles Film Critics Association's Career Achievement Award has been handed to her on Saturday. "Creatively, it was quite interesting because they were trying to get as sexy as they could and get an R rating. So we were very delicately going around some of the scenes."

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The 90-year-old editor added to THR that she did not initially anticipate working on the "Fifty Shades of Grey" movie.  "I was surprised to be asked to do it, but I think it was because I did [Adrian Lyne's] Unfaithful, which was fairly sexy," she added on.

Coates has also worked with other classic Hollywood films which include "Out of Sight" by Steven Soderbergh, "The Elephant Man" by David Lynch and "Lawrence of Arabia" by David Lean."

Meanwhile, Dakota Johnson recently told Vogue U.K. that she has nothing to regret about portraying the role of Anastasia Steele in the"Fifty Shades of Grey" film. "I'm proud of Fifty Shades of Grey," the 26-year-old actress, who will be reprising her role in "Fifty Shades Darker" opposite to Jamie Dornan, who plays Christian Grey. "I don't need to distance myself from that. The more work I do, the more the general public sees the different things I can do. Do I think it opened doors? Yeah. More people know my name."

Johnson, on Wednesday, January 6, received that People's Choice for Favorite Dramatic Movie Actress for portraying Ana in "Fifty Shades of Grey" and, soon, in the sequels "Fifty Shades Darker" and "Fifty Shades Freed." The actress beat out fellow nominees which include Kate Winslet of "Steve Jobs," Rachel McAdams of "Spotlight," Jennifer Lopez of "The Boy Next Door" and Blake Lively from "The Age of Adaline."

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