Fifty Shades of Grey Director Didn’t Enjoy Working with Book’s Author

TIME

Apparently there was a lot of tension on the set of the upcoming Fifty Shades of Grey — and not the sexual variety.

In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, director Sam Taylor-Johnson described what it was like shooting the film alongside the very hands-on author of the series, EL James. According to Taylor-Johnson, the two sometimes struggled over their respective visions, as she noted:

It’s difficult. When you have an author and an auteur, it’s a difficult and challenging relationship. I’m not saying that at times it wasn’t helpful, but there were times when it was really, really frustrating.

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There have also been rumors swirling that the film’s stars, Jamie Dornan and Dakota Johnson, don’t get along either, though Taylor-Johnson doesn’t mention it to THR. Instead, the photographer-turned-director describes the “strong trust and bond” she has with Johnson, and how after being initially disappointed that…

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