Pigs must be flying, because believe it or not, Fifty Shades of Grey has begun filming! As planned -- after the production start date was delayed by Charlie Hunnam's exit, of course -- director Sam Taylor-Johnson yelled "action!" for the first time yesterday, December 1 in Vancouver.
Some of the first day's filming took place at Rainier Provisions Cafe, a source confirmed to E! News. The scene was the one where Ana is quizzed by Christian about her dating and family life over Twinings English Breakfast tea before she ends up almost getting run over by a bicyclist -- and Christian saves her, of course.
Ah, it's really happening! And it looks like fans aren't the only ones heaving a sigh of relief that it's actually happening now ...
E.L. James herself took to Instagram to share a snapshot of a slate during the first roll, the 25th scene, and first take, with the caption, "Action!" Eee! Producer Dana Brunetti re-tweeted James' pic, adding, "And we're off."
Meanwhile, screenwriter her well-wishes, writing, "Thinking of team 50 today-- @E_L_James @DanaBrunetti @MichaelDe_Luca @jebbrody. Good luck guys." Aww! They're all so psyched. Ha, might that indicate they're all just as nervous as we are about how the flick's going to shape up?
But so far, so good! Especially considering that paparazzi scored the first couple of shots of Dakota and Jamie in full character, and they sure look like they're already lighting up the screen!
What do you think about the first glimpses of the Fifty Shades set? Are you more confident now that the flick is going to come together?
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