Thursday, March 17, 2016
Bella Heathcote Talks About Jamie and 'Fifty Shades'
People - Bella Heathcote thought joining the cast of Fifty Shades Darker would be, well, quite dark for her as the newbie to the already-established cast, but it ended up being quite the opposite.
"I was worried because it's coming into something that's already established like feeling like the new kid at school, but everyone was really lovely and really welcoming and hilarious. It's a really good vibe on set, which I didn't expect," the Australian actress told PEOPLE at The Hollywood Reporter and Jimmy Choo's "The Most Powerful Stylists in Hollywood" Dinner.
"I feel like the first movie did so well, so everyone is more relaxed on this one," she continued. "It's just a really good environment to be in."
Heathcote struck it lucky when she was cast to play Christian Grey's – played by Jamie Dornan – ex-girlfriend Leila Williams in the Fifty Shades of Grey sequel, but she says it wasn't hard to keep herself from going all fan-girl on the ultra good looking actor.
"It's so funny because Jamie, himself, is so not that," she laughs. "He's a super laid back Irish man with a great sense of humor, so it's weird to even imagine him as the smoldering thing, but I get it because he's super handsome."
Thanks to @artofkristen for the heads up :)