Fifty Shades Of Grey: Exclusive Sneak Peek

Orlando Parfitt, editing by Yahoo7 Staff
The Hype

The movie adaptation of Fifty Shades Of Grey is out today - and to whet your appetite we have an exclusive behind-the-scenes video about the casting of the film.

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The identity of the actors who would play the roles of Christian Grey and Anastasia Steele made headlines around the world, but why did director Sam Taylor-Johnson pick Jamie Dornan and Dakota Johnson pick them for the roles?

Dakota Johnson and Jamie Dornan in Fifty Shades of Grey. Photo: Universal Pictures

"Dakota came in very early and I knew in an instant she’d be Anastasia," Taylor-Johnson said about her female lead. "She had all the qualities I was looking for – she was a sublime actress."

"With Jamie, it was tough role of Christian Grey it was tough because the level of perfection is nearly impossible. It got to a point with Jamie that he was so correct for the role in so many ways."

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"I was hoping that when the two of them got together there was that chemistry that everyone hopes and looks for. I just knew it was going to work. Both of them gave themselves to the movie."

Find out more about the casting process by watching the video above.

Fifty Shades Of Grey is in Australian cinemas now.

Orlando Parfitt writes for Yahoo Movies UK