Anne V. Coates speaks for us all.
The 90-year-old film editor, who visually crafted 2015’s
“Fifty Shades of Grey,” has said what the majority of E L James’ erotic
novel readers thought after viewing the Dakota Johnson-led film: it could’ve
“I thought it could have been a
little more raunchy myself,” the British editing veteran, who will be
presented with the Los Angeles Film Critics Association’s Career Achievement
Award at the group’s dinner on Saturday, told The Hollywood Reporter.
“Creatively, it was quite
interesting because they were trying to get as sexy as they could and get an R
rating,” she continued. “So we were very delicately going around
some of the scenes.”
Anne, who’s edited more than 50 films
in her six-decade career and won an Academy Award for her work on
“Lawrence of Arabia,” said she didn’t expect to be asked to work on
“I was surprised to be asked to do
it, but I think it was because I did [Adrian Lyne’s] ‘Unfaithful,’
which was fairly sexy,” she said, referencing the 2002 adultery-themed thriller starring Diane Lane, Richard Gere and Olivier Martinez.
The next installment of the “Fifty Shades”
franchise, “Fifty Shades Darker,” will be directed by James Foley
(Sam Taylor-Johnson directed the first film).
“Fifty Shades Darker” is set to hit theaters on
February 10, 2017.
— Erin O’Sullivan
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