Fifty Shades Darker: James Foley previews Ana's more adventurous side

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Fifty Shades Darker will see Ana and Christian enter into a new chapter of their relationship, but how has director James Foley depicted his heroine's change in attitude? Read on to find out more...

Fifty Shades Darker will premiere on February 10, 2017, and will see Christian Grey and Anastasia Steele enter into a new chapter of their relationship fraught with ex-lovers, former friends, and a whole load of fireworks. The second installment in the film adaption of E. L. James' Fifty Shades franchise could see the tables turning as Christian is rumoured to become Ana's submissive. Director James Foley gave light to this rumour in an interview with Empire Magazine (via Twitter user @thisisbubbless). Speaking about Ana, Foley reveled, "She actually finds herself more adventurous and is actually the initiator of some of the scenes. But within the sex scenes there is someone being dominated and someone really enjoying that. I love that complexity of someone who may have a desire to be treated one way in life but when it's bedroom play, then it's fun and liberating to play different dynamics."

The last time we saw Ana, she broke up with Christian due to his unbridled punishment towards her, however in the Fifty Shades Darker trailer, despite foreshadowing trials and tribulations in their future, Ana accepted Christian's apology. Although there may be some fans who will find it hard to understand why Ana would forgive a man who hurt her, Foley explained that he relished the challenge to explore this element of Ana's psyche. The director explained, "I'm interested in psychological realism, and there aren't many films that studios are making that are driven by psychological realism. So this was an opportunity to do drama on a big scale, with a woman at its centre. It was more adventurous to me, and intriguing." It will surely be an education for his audience to watch Ana's reasons for forgiving Christian unfold, and how she intends to move forward. Do you have faith in James Foley's depiction of Ana?

Source: Empire Magazine, Twitter: @thisisbubbless, @fsog_greysessed