The movie “Fifty Shades of Grey” was not just famous for its bondage-sex theme but also because of its magnificent and mysterious “Red Room of Pain.” In the movie, protagonist Christian Grey (Jamie Dornan) brings all his girlfriends, including Anastasia Steele (Dakota Johnson), to the Red Room.
The mastermind behind the highly secretive room in Grey's penthouse has now revealed the ideas behind its creation. Designer C. Scott Baker was approached by the movie's producer David Wasco in July 2013 to work in “Fifty Shades of Grey.” Baker told Vogue Australia that he was quite keen to work on the movie because he was sure it would be a box-office success.
Baker started working on the design of Red Room immediately and had ample time to plan it. The designer, who graduated from the University of North Carolina School of Art, said he got ideas from everyone, including the movie's director, Sam Taylor-Johnson, and Wasco's wife, set decorator Sandy Reynolds-Wasco.
Baker's previous designs included sets for “Alice in Wonderland,” "Thor,” “Avatar,” “Star Trek” and “Ocean's 13.” But he said that conceptualizing the Red Room was the “most challenging” part of the entire movie because it was not something that he did normally. he said he did his best to avoid making the room look “tacky” by choosing the right shades of the color and surface finishes. He added that the red color chosen for the room couldn't be too garish, but instead more subdued.
The magazine then asked Baker if he preferred Grey's home or the one designed for Steele. “Definitely I'm more of a Christian Grey interior guy myself," he said. "I love clear, modern, minimal design.” However, the designer doesn't yet know if he'll be working on the movie's sequels, “Fifty Shades Darker” and “Fifty Shades Freed.” Taylor-Johnson won't direct those films, but Dornan and Johnson are scheduled to star in the sequels.
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