‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ fans who had hoped the movie might have gone a bit further in the red room department – your luck could be in.
According to reports, Jamie Dornan, who played the billionaire S&M buff Christian Grey in Sam Taylor-Johnson’s adaptation is being courted to go full frontal in the sequel, 'Fifty Shades Darker’.
Helping to persuade the Northern Irish star of 'The Fall’ is a rumoured figure of $1.5 million (around £970,000) by way of a bonus.
As well as the bonus, it’s said he’s also being offered 'creative control’ over how the scene would be shot.
An insider told Star magazine: “They’re offering Jamie a bonus of $1.5m to do a full-frontal scene in Fifty Shades Darker. That’s just a starting figure. Jamie would be crazy not to consider it.
“They have assured Jamie that it won’t be overt but more of a brief tease – and he’ll have some creative control over how it’s handled.”
Dornan spoke around the film’s release about how his modesty was preserved while making the first movie.
“Your dignity is intact as much as it’s all tucked away in a little flesh-coloured bag,” he said.
“As a guy you put all your essentials in a little bag and you tie it up like a little bag of grapes and it’s tucked away.
“It’s quite a peculiar thing to do every day.“
There had been rumours that the sex scenes with co-star Dakota Johnson in the first movie had put a strain on Dornan’s relationship with his wife, actress Amelia Warner, who was pregnant while the movie was filming.
He told OK magazine at the time: “My wife is a brilliant, hugely understanding person. She was an actress for 10 years, so she’s aware of what it’s like.
“A lot of people would have had a s**t fit at 30-something weeks pregnant hearing, 'Darling, we’re going to Vancouver this week for four months – we’re going to have a Canadian baby and I’m going to do a film where, for parts of it, I will be naked.’ That’s a tough pitch, but my wife is an incredible person.”
Two more 'Fifty Shades’ movies are in the pipeline, adapted from E.L. James best-selling novel series, 'Fifty Shades Darker’ in 2017 and then 'Fifty Shades Freed’ in 2018.
Taylor-Wood is now done with the franchise, but Dornan has said that he’s on board.
'Fifty Shades Darker’, it emerged last month, will be written by Niall Leonard, E.L. James’s husband.
It’s even rumoured that James wants to direct the next movie herself.
Taylor-Wood spoke about how she and James had stand-up rows on set during filming of the first movie.
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