The final two “Fifty Shades” movies have officially wrapped and E.L. James appears thrilled with one of the last scenes shot.
Hours after cast members Jamie Dornan and Dakota Johnson were photographed filming honeymoon scenes for the romance films “Fifty Shades Darker” and “Fifty Shades Freed” in Paris, the author and producer took to social media to gush over the production. The 53-year-old shared a shot of the Ana and Christian Grey actors dressed up and leaning over a balcony at the Louvre.
Gorgeous photo: Dakota & Jamie https://t.co/9QmA4TWoV1
— E L James (@E_L_James) July 19, 2016
According to Just Jared, the photo was obtained while the actors waved to onlookers during filming. Both James and producer Dana Brunetti have shared images of the crowds outside their hotel and shooting locations, but the site reports Johnson ventured into the sea of supporters of to take photos with fans. Video from the set also shows Dornan signing autographs and thanking moviegoers for their support.
Paris wasn’t the only locale used for Christian and Ana’s honeymoon. The “Fifty Shades” production also shot scenes at a beach in Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat, France, for the forthcoming sequels this month. Paparazzi photos from the set showed Johnson lounging in a yellow bikini with Dornan by her side. More scandalous set photos revealed Johnson sunbathing topless before Dornan throws a towel to cover up his on-screen wife.
The overseas shots followed months of production for “Fifty Shades Darker” and “Fifty Shades Freed” in Vancouver. James announced the films were done shooting in North America after Fourth of July weekend. “Thank you to the most fantastic crew and production team. You are all amazing,” she wrote on Instagram after wrapping, also congratulating director James Foley for a job “well done.”
“Fifty Shades Darker” will be the first to premiere in February 2017. The film will see the return of several “Fifty Shades of Grey” cast members, including Victor Rasuk, who plays José Rodriguez, and Eloise Mumford, who stars as Ana’s friend Kate, but will also include a new cast of characters. Kim Basinger plays Christain’s business partner and former BDSM partner Elena Lincoln/Mrs. Robinson, while actress Bella Heathcote plays his former submissive Leila.
“Fifty Shades Freed” will premiere in February 2018.