The actress opened up in a cover story for Vanity Fair disclosing how the fifty shades of grey author -E.L. James insisted on having full creative control on the adaptation of the book and how her choices influenced the end product of the franchise.
The actress said: “I signed up to do a very different version of the film we ended up making, E.L. James had a lot of creative control, 24 hours a day, every day, and she just ordered for certain things to happen”.
Johnson went on to say that there were a lot of parts in the books that wouldn’t work out in a movie, like the inner monologue of Anastasia, which she said was often cheesy.
“It wouldn’t work to say out loud. It was always a battle. Always. When I auditioned for that movie, I read a monologue from ‘Persona’ and I was like: ‘Oh, this is going to be special’”
Despite the ‘wild’ experience, Johnson had confessed that she had no regrets and held nothing against the author, James. The Fifty Shades trilogy premiered in cinemas in 2015, 2017, and 2018 respectively and they altogether grossed a total of1.325 billion dollars at the box office.