Marcel opened up about her thoughts on the film’s sexual content and her role in the film’s production on Bret Easton Ellis’ podcast, PodcastOne, this week, revealing the fact that she still hasn’t seen the movie that she wrote. Marcel said she has conflicting thoughts on the film’s events.
“A lot of what happened on ‘Fifty Shades’ really broke my heart,” Marcel said.
While talking about novelist E.L. James, who wrote the book, Marcel said the two went back and forth on what to keep and what to nix.
“She would always let me fight for things that I felt passionate about,” Marcel said. “And in the end, we ended up with a draft that was a halfway compromise. But she had still been very brave about what she had let go.”
Several earlier reports, however, said director Sam Taylor-Johnson, who is not returning to direct the sequel, “Fifty Shades Darker,” is moving on from the franchise in part because of constant arguments with James over the direction of the film during its production.
Niall Leonard, James’ husband, has been tapped to pen the screenplay for “Fifty Shades Darker.”
“Darker” will have a Valentine’s weekend release Feb. 10, 2017.