Sheesh. This stupid polar vortex is a buzz kill in more ways than one -- and now it looks as though it's even having an effect on Hollywood. Due to the frigid temps up north, shooting for the Fifty Shades of Grey movie is set to move to Miami from Vancouver.
Yes ... Miami. As in Florida, which isn't anywhere remotely close to Seattle, where the book version takes place. According to a source who spoke to the Global Post, "The downtown Miami skyline looks a lot like downtown Vancouver."
Um, yeah ... ok. I guess it does? I've never compared the two ... but it's entirely possible they somewhat resemble each other.
Supposedly filming will take place there for a couple weeks, and then production will head to the Canary Islands to film Anastasia and Christian's honeymoon scenes in February.
And while I guess it really isn't that big of a deal that we're basically being duped into thinking the movie is set in Seattle -- it will make it a little more difficult to buy into the authenticity of the whole thing. Although, you can't blame 'em for moving. The last thing they need is for Dakota Johnson or Jamie Dornan to wind up with a nasty case of frostbite.
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Sure ... plenty of movies are filmed either in studios or on sets, or in different locations than where the flick is happening on screen. But how are they going to pull off gray, rainy Seattle days with the sun beating down on the streets of Miami? Hopefully they'll at least be smart about it and won't accidentally snap a palm tree or two in a shot.
And I guess most of the scenes that will have people glued to the screen are all indoors anyway, so maybe no one will even notice if Ana and Christian are sweating like a couple of pigs outside his building.
Do you think it matters where Fifty Shades is filmed?
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