At the end of Fifty Shades of Grey, Anastasia Steele got on that elevator and seemingly walked out of Christian Grey’s life forever without so much as a “laters, baby.” But if you thought that’s how Christian and Ana’s love story ended, then the joke’s one you.
Both Christian and Ana are back for Fifty Shades Darker, which just kicked off filming in Vancouver, and it doesn’t take this complicated pair of lovers very long to reconcile, as evidenced by these steamy on-set photos of Jamie Dornan and Dakota Johnson. As you can see, Christian and Ana are not only on friendly terms — they’re totally making out, which means they’re one step closer to sharing “I love yous” on that Catamaran ride.
Could Dornan and Johnson be in the midst of filming Christian and Ana’s makeup kiss outside of Jose’s gallery exhibit? In the book, the pair attend the show together and reconcile their relationship in an alley outside of the gallery. They kiss, Christian José’s portraits of Ana because he’s possessive like that, and the two have a romantic dinner in Portland. Sounds like the start of a beautiful courtship, right? Wrong.
Fifty Shades Darker will explore more of Mr. Grey’s deep-seeded insecurities and emotional damage — and things get, well, a lot darker. For example, he purchases the company Ana works for so he can basically keep a watchful eye on her, and her super attractive boss, Jack Hyde, 24/7. It’s more than a little messed up. While we wouldn’t mind if the film glazes over some of Christian’s more stalker-like behavior, we hope it delivers where it truly matters: showing us that D.
Our biggest complaint about the first Fifty was that its nude scenes focused almost entirely on Anastasia — and for a film that was primarily marketed towards women, that’s not OK. We need to see that Dornan D. It’s only fair. Also, more of this, please:
(Preferably completely naked next time, Dornan.)
Fifty Shades Darker hits theaters February 10, 2017.