Dakota Johnson and Jamie Dornan are getting on like a house on fire according to the producer of the new Fifty Shades of Grey movie, with the two leads said to have amazing chemistry.
The actors take on the roles of Anastasia Steele and Christian Grey in the adaptation of EL James’ hit novel, decamping to Vancouver, Canada at the end of last year for the shoot.
Now, producer Michael De Luca has revealed that the production is full steam ahead with director Sam Taylor Johnson already wrapping over half of the film.
Speaking with E! News at the Producers Guild Awards over the weekend in Los Angeles, De Luca gushed of Dakota and Jamie’s on-set chemistry: “It’s hot. I think we are a little more than halfway through but it’s going really good. I’m excited!”
Even when the cameras aren’t rolling the two leads are building on their friendship: “The chemistry is there, they genuinely like each other,” De Luca revealed. “They’re enjoying the story, the story is so powerful.”
While James’ smash hit book had everyone in a flutter, it’s thought the big screen adaptation won’t contain all of the most memorable bedroom scenes as producers are keen to avoid America’s highest cinema age rating which bans under-18s – the NC-17 rating.
Sam Taylor-Wood gives Jamie Dornan and Dakota Johnson directions on set of Fifty Shades (FameFlyNet)
A source has revealed to the Sunday People: “It’s less racy than the book.”
Despite the claims, it sounds like the movie’s stars are already getting stuck into some saucy scenes. While fans have spotted the two leads shooting various exterior shots around Vancouver, they’ve also been busy hidden away in the studio shooting the sex scenes.
A Hollywood insider added to the People: “They’ve filmed the majority of sex scenes and have really hit it off.”
Meanwhile Brit singer Rita Ora is getting stuck into her first few days on set, sharing photos from the Vancouver locations as she films her role as Christian’s adopted sister Mia.