Dakota Johnson opens up about Fifty Shades of Grey... It became something crazy

The actress revealed how complicated it was to shoot the movie, which underwent several changes during filming

The 'Fifty Shades' saga, based on the novels by E.L. James, left its mark on the world of film.

First released in 2015, the movie tells the story of passionate relationship between a recently graduated virgin girl and a young tycoon. Love, drama and eroticism are at the heart of the story.

Now, four years since the last release of the series, Dakota Johnson, who stars as Anastasia Steele, has revealed just how complicated it was to film the movie.

 

Dakota Johnson opens up about Fifty Shades of Grey... It became something crazy

Johnson, who's latest film 'Cha Cha Real Smooth' was recently released on Apple TV, spoke to Vanity Fair about the experience.

"I was young. I was 23. So it was scary," she said. "It just became something crazy. There were a lot of different disagreements.

"I haven't been able to talk about this truthfully ever, because you want to promote a movie the right way, and I'm proud of what we made ultimately and everything turns out the way it's supposed to, but it was tricky."



According to Johnson, who was catapulted into fame thanks to the film, E.L. James was one of the main problems while shooting.

"She had a lot of creative control, all day, every day, and she just demanded that certain things happen," said Johnson.

"There were parts of the books that just wouldn't work in a movie, like the inner monologue, which was at times incredibly cheesy. It wouldn't work to say out loud. It was always a battle.

"We'd do the takes of the movie that Erika wanted to make, and then we would do the takes of the movie that we wanted to make.



"The night before, I would rewrite scenes with the old dialogue so I could add a line here and there. It was like mayhem all the time."

Despite the chaotic environment, Johnson says she has no regrets.

"No. I don't think it's a matter of regret," said Johnson.

"If I had known at the time that's what it was going to be like, I don't think anyone would've done it. It would've been like, 'Oh, this is psychotic.' But no, I don't regret it."