Yahoo Movies - Despite the well-documented arguments between Fifty Shades of Grey novelist E.L. James and director Sam Taylor-Johnson and any uncomfortable sex scenes between stars Dakota Johnson and Jamie Dornan, not every moment on set was a trying one. As it turns out, there were plenty of good days. Not that everyone involved could agree on one, as you’ll see in the video above.
Johnson’s pick for the best day on set saw her laughing and flipping upside down in a contained space all by herself. ”The glider day [was my favorite] because we shot that on a green screen,” she told Yahoo Movies. “It was the funniest thing in the world to me because it was just really goofy. We were just spinning around in slow circles and I was laughing.”
Her costar Dornan selected a scene where he and Johnson were separated by a long glass table, hashing out the particulars of their characters’ S&M agreement. “We had really good fun doing the negotiation scene,” he said. “I really loved the way they set that up, the style of it and the lighting and everything. … It was a really fun back and forth.”
For James, the best moment was seeing a key ride from her novel come to life. “I think the bestest bestest day was filming the helicopter sequence,” James recalled. “We used the helipad on top of Vancouver’s television station. Just going up and then seeing the friggin’ helicopter up there. I was just like, ‘Oh my God! There’s the helicopter.’”
Of course, that also marked a day she got exactly what she wanted. The writer, who also served as a producer on the film, told us she asked that Christian Grey’s apartment building, the Escala — which is a real luxury tower in Seattle — have a helipad on the roof, so one was digitally added to the skyline shots.
In addition to the hardware store scene, Taylor-Johnson loved a very telling day: the last one. ”When we’d finished, that was a great day where we could just go, ‘Ahhh,’” she said.
Something tells us that’s what the four of them will all be saying come Friday when their media blitz has calmed down. At least until it comes time to get ready for those sequels.
"I just had such a crush on Maid Marian, the fox," he confessed. "I thought she was so beautiful growing up."
"It’s great now that we have a baby," he said, referring to 15-month-old daughter, Dulcie. "We put that film on sometimes. Even though animation’s come on a little bit in terms of the quality and stuff since then, it just has such a charm to it and the characters are so great. It’s so clever to see those characters played by animals.”