We don’t blame Fifty Shades of Grey author E.L. James for telling Entertainment Weekly, “I’m terrified,” when asked about the production of the film adaptation of her bestselling romantic novel. Things have gotten off to a rocky start with the lead actor dropping out at the last minute, scrambling to replace him and having to push the 2014 release date to February 24, 2015.
While things have been a little unpredictable, the production schedule is slowly getting back on track. Just today, Universal/Focus Features released a character photo of playboy Christian Grey and college student Anastasia Steele, portrayed by Jamie Dornan and Dakota Johnson.
Do we have you on the edge of your seat?? …
Okay, take a breath, the newly released photo is below:
Grey tie, grey suit, grey wall, grey curtain … where are the other 46 shades of grey? We’re not suggesting it but that would be kind of amazing if the entire film was shot in shades of grey. And, when we say amazing, we mean awful.
The character poster seems to have taken the whole concept literally with the greyness and even Johnson’s “jeans and a tee” wardrobe comes across as, “This is what a college student should like.” She’s barely in the photo; possibly Mr. Grey is supposed to come across as overbearing?
We realize this is the “First Look”, and there’s more to come, but you can only make one first impression. The position of the actors, sitting in a chair, seems rather tame based on all of the options it could’ve been.
What do you think of the character poster?