Actress Bella Heathcote recently shared her excitement to be a part of the film sequel “Fifty Shades Darker” in which she will be playing as Christian Grey’s (Jamie Dornan) former lover, Leila Williams.
In an interview with W Magazine, the 29-year-old Australian teased that her character is someone who is “just completely heartbroken,” and she thinks anyone who has been through any form of grief can relate to her. She added that she is amazed by the strong fan base for both the movie franchise and the adult romance book series created by author E.L. James that the movies are based on.
“You don’t want to kind of disappoint anyone or upset anyone. That was kind of terrifying,” she said. “I was just glad that everyone was reading books again. Anything that gets people reading is fine by me.”
On a related note, rock star Lenny Kravitz will reportedly write music for the soundtrack of the upcoming installment. Although details of his participation in the project remain under wraps, it is expected that the music he will create will be titillating, to presumably amp up the tension and excitement in the movie.
It can be recalled that in the first installment, “Fifty Shades of Grey,” a soulful rendition of Beyonc’s “Crazy in Love” served as one of the theme songs. The single was recently given a Spanish twist by R&B singer Miguel for the upcoming movie. The song debuted on Univision’s 45-second Spanish trailer for Latin Grammys on Nov.17.
Meanwhile, producer Dana Brunetti revealed that he won his appeal with the Producers Guild of America to have their mark of p.g.a. added to his name in the credits of “Fifty Shades Darker.”
“The PGA has reversed it’s [sic] decision for my mark. I’ve won the battle, but not the war,” he shared on Instagram.
To recall, after production wrapped up, it was only fellow producers Michael De Luca and James who were approved for the mark on the sequel.
“Fifty Shades Darker” is slated to premiere on Feb. 10, 2017.