The “Fifty Shades of Grey” cast and crew took to the streets of Vancouver, Canada, this week to film two of the erotic book series' memorable sequences. Stars of the film adaptation of the best-selling E.L. James trilogy were photographed bringing two of the first installment's pivotal moments to life: Christian Grey’s initial "Charlie Tango" flight and the BDSM billionaire’s visit to his lover, Anastasia “Ana” Steele’s place of employment, Clayton’s Hardware.
According to a report from Us Weekly, lead actors Jamie Dornan (Christian) and Dakota Johnson (Ana) were both spotted on set of the shoot. Johnson, 24, was sporting her character’s familiar plaid, button-down top, and Dornan, 31, flaunting his model figure in a tight-fiting grey top and jeans. The scene shot closely resembles a sequence from the trilogy where the lead characters meet for a second time following their initial interview, a scene which involves the sex-obsessed businessman trolling his prospective lover’s workplace to buy rope and cable ties, among other suggestive items.
James, the author of the series and producer on the film, even teased fans Wednesday by sharing an image of cable ties. “Mmm,” posted James. The image has since received more than 8,583 likes since its release.
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Following the highly publicized Clayton’s Hardware shoot, James, 50, shared a behind-the-scenes look at a sequence involving Christian Grey’s helicopter “Charlie Tango” Thursday. “Safely briefing,” James posted, followed by an image of the jetliner used in the film with the message, “Charlie Tango…” A fellow producer on the film, Michael De Luca (“Captain Phillips”), also shared his own personal pictures from the downtown Vancouver shoot on Facebook Thursday night, one image showing off Grey's fictional “Grey Enterprises” logo and another of the helicopter taking flight.
The film cast is rumored be shooting the memorable Heathman Hotel scenes from the trilogy’s first installment at the Fairmont Hotel Vancouver on Saturday, according to “Fifty Shades of Grey” fan sites.
“Fifty Shades of Grey” started shooting in Vancouver in late November. The film, which suffered a last-minute casting shakeup in October, has since pushed back its release date from August 2014 to February 2015.