Even ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ Screenwriter Kelly Marcel Refuses to Watch the Movie
Don’t expect Fifty Shades of Grey screenwriter Kelly Marcel to ever watch the movie she wrote. The scribe refuses to view it, saying her experience penning the film left her “broken.”
So much so that after being forced to change her original script she didn’t sign onto the next two films, leaving the job to author E.L. James’ husband Niall Leonard.
For reference, the film’s director Sam Taylor-Johnson also left the franchise back in March.
“I very much wanted to do something different with the screenplay, and when I spoke to the studio and the producers and made that quite clear, they were very enthusiastic about that,” Marcel explained in a podcast with author Bret Easton Ellis.
“When I delivered that script was when I realized that all of them saying, ‘Yeah, absolutely this is what we want,’ and, ‘You can write anything you like and get crazy and artistic with it’ — that was utter, utter bulls–t.”
“My heart really was broken by that process, I really mean it,” she continued. “I just don’t feel like I can watch it without feeling some pain about how different it is to what I initially wrote.”