‘Today Show’ Catch Up: Interviews and Clips

Last week the ‘Today Show’ featured something new from ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ each day; clips, interviews etc. all leading up to their fan screening Friday morning in New York. Here is a round up of what we missed;

‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ Cast and E.L. James Interview At Special Screening

Jamie Dornan and Dakota Johnson Interview and Making Breakfast Clip

E L James Interview and Red Room Clip

Anastasia Interviewing Christian Clip

“I Dont Do Romance” Clip

The Hardware Store Clip

Marcia Gay Harden Interview and Christian’s Mothers Visit Clip 



TEASER Trailer for ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ Coming NEXT WEEK During Scandal!

‘Fifty Shades’ Trailer is the Most Viewed Trailer of 2014


In just under a week, the Fifty Shades of Grey trailer has been viewed a whopping 36.4 million times, making it the most viewed trailer of 2014. What does this mean? The Fifty Shades fandom isn’t slowing down .. we’re only picking up!

The FiftyShades phenomenon shows no signs of slowing down.

The first trailer for the erotic drama based on the best-selling EL James novel has racked up a stunning 36.4 million YouTube views since its release on July 24, according to technology firm Zefr, which tracks the numbers.

Fifty Shades had the best opening week for any trailer in 2014. The previous high was the 31 million views Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles got in its debut frame at the end of March. Godzilla and Transformers: Age of Extinction both notched 26.3 million views in their first weeks, while Dumb and Dumber Too did 23.5 million.

The Fifty Shades trailer was released so it could play before Lucy, the new action movie starring Scarlett Johansson.

Source: The Hollywood Reporter

HOT HOT HOT Screenshots from the ‘Fifty Shades’ Trailer

While we wait for some official stills from Fifty Shades of Grey, our friends over at AnastasiaAndChristian have these AMAZING, SEXY, HOT, AHKSADHASKLSD screenshots from the official trailer!

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Source: Anastasia and Christian

BOOTS Talks Scoring the ‘Fifty Shades’ Trailer w/ Complex


BOOTS, the genius behind the score for the Fifty Shades of Grey trailer, talks to Complex about how he landed the project, what inspired him, and more!

How did you get involved with Fifty Shades of Grey? 
I just got the call, that’s pretty much what I can say. I got a call from a combination of people who asked if I would do it. I jumped at the opportunity to do it.

Were you familiar with the book?
The first time I ever knew anything from it was when I saw the trailer. I’ve always wanted to score a film and it was too good to pass up on getting experience in something like that. I had no idea that it was this phenomenon, I was not very aware of it. It’s a very apparent thing that’s happening with Fifty Shades of Grey, and I think that’s cool.

For those who don’t know, what goes into scoring a trailer?
Like anything else, unless it’s you by yourself in a room, it’s going to be collaborative and you have to be open to being collaborative. The actual making of the music when I scored it was an incredible day. I just went into a black hole and just heard it the way I wanted it to sound in my head and all the snares and shit are me slamming doors around the studio and kicking things over. Nothing was a drum sample in that and everything suddenly started having this breathing life and started feeling more than just a regular song. With the strings that Margo did, it just took it over the top. The instrumentals was just me, Margot did the strings, Bey killed it with her voice, and the dopest thing was that I got to mix the trailer with the people at Universal who are killing it. We basically did it in a sound stage but it’s a fucking movie theater. You get to mix sound in a movie theater. It’s the craziest shit I’ve ever heard.

Where did you draw inspiration from when creating the score?
Equal parts eagerness to do a good job and the trailer was just super sexy. It was a cat and mouse thing happening in the trailer and I felt that it needed to feel that way in the build of the score.

Why did you choose that song for the trailer?
It just fits. I like to think of myself as more than just a producer. I look at what we did for the trailer and this version of the song is, very much in my opinion, a score. It was something that I consciously scored. Whenever it comes to the stuff that Bey and I do, I’ll never speak for her, but I think that she killed it. She just absolutely killed it. The acapellas that she did gives me chills, so it’s really dope.

Are you working on the soundtrack, as well?
That’s not really anything I can mention right now but the soundtrack is going to be really dope. They just started with the promotion of the film. Everything that’s going to come after this is going to get better.

Can we expect new music from you and Beyonce? 
There’s a lot of shit that’s coming up. I just jumped into the studio this whole time. I’m in the studio everyday for two weeks, just writing for my own full-length. But everything else, I’m disappearing into the ether for the summer right now. I had to take a break a little bit from the Internet world.

There’s so much S&M in this book, how does it feel to create an S&M anthem?
Is there a lot of S&M? [Laughs.] That’s what I just did? [Laughs.] I think it was just falling in love can make you do crazy shit. That was the spirit of the original song in the first place, we flipped it and it kind of became a whole thing. This is the first time I’ve ever worked on a trailer.

Can we expect more soon?
You’ll have to just wait and see.

And you’re working on your full length debut?
Yeah. I’m really excited. I’m intensely excited, I’m going to drop it when I drop it but I’m planning to release it through a label. We’re going to get real. We’re going to get weird about it.

Source: Complex

Aaron Taylor-Johnson (Sam’s Hubby) Talks ‘Fifty Shades’ w/ Access Hollywood


Aaron Taylor-Johnson is married to “Fifty Shades of Grey” director Sam Taylor-Johnson, and the “Avengers: Age of Ultron” star said he was impressed by Sam’s work in the “Fifty Shades” trailer that was released this week.

“I loved it, man,” Aaron told Access Hollywood’s Scott Mantz at Comic-Con 2014 in San Diego. “[I’m] super proud of Sam – she has done an awesome job.”

The 24-year-old star said the movie (starring Dakota Johnson and Jamie Dornan) isn’t completely finished, but it’s getting there.

“They are still working on it in the edit room — cutting and music… but it’s amazing,” he said. “I think the trailer is good.”

Source: Access Hollywood

VIDEO: Behind The Scenes of ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’

Check out this video from the TODAY show, featuring behind the scenes footage from Fifty Shades of Grey and an interview with Jamie Dornan and Dakota Johnson.


For better quality, you can view the full segment here.