E L James Reaches Book Sales Milestone

And, of course, she thanked her loyal fans via Twitter.

Guys… thank you for this. Thank you, thank you, thank you. ♡

Vintage announced today that the Fifty Shades Trilogy has moved past the 100 million copies sold mark, joining the ranks of Harry Potter and Twilight.

With filming wrapped for the movie adaptation of the first installment, Fifty Shades of Grey, we’re looking forward to book sales translating into movie ticket sales.

Congratulations, Ms. James and FSOG fans!!

To read the entire article via the New York Times, go here.Image

Dakota Johnson Discusses Fifty Shades of Grey With Vanity Fair

Photo credit: Miguel Reveriego

In this behind-the-scenes video from Dakota’s recent photo shoot for Vanities Opener (see more here), the actress tells Senior West Coast Editor Krista Smith that filming Fifty Shades of Grey has been “a very smooth and fun and creative experience.” Adding, “I think going into something like this, you kind of have all these different fears of what it could be like, and none of those things are happening. We all get along really well. The crew’s amazing, and we’re all just trying to make this project the best that it can be.”

Updates & Upcoming Book Signing with E L James

As always, it’s amazingly great to see E L James, Team Fifty, and the extended casting family continue to interact with fans on twitter!

Some interactions are funnier than others. Oh we think this picture will be interpreted as funny anyway, but only the #Greysessed will get the true joke. ;)

Some interactions are to be done in person, as it was confirmed this week that E L James is taking opportunity to do a fan event with a book signing at Chapters Robson in Vancouver BC.

Indigo Events @indigogreenroom Feb 5
**CANADIAN EXCLUSIVE** CONFIRMED. Fifty Shades of Grey author @E_L_James. Feb 16th, 2pm Chapters Robson. Details: http://indigo.ca/events

As always, feel free to send us pictures if you are one of the lucky ones to go! If only her Canadian friend and fellow author, Sylvain Reynard (@SylvainReynard) could join her.

What a treat it is to follow Marcia Gay Harden (@beloving2) who has taken to lovingly referring to herself as “mama grey” on twitter (love it!) and bestows fans bits and pieces of information from the set, including the following:

Marcia Gay Harden ‏@Beloving2  Feb 3 Had a fitting for #50shades today. Why was my rack the only one w clothes on it?? @51ShadesOfGrey :) mama grey

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(Well other than that grey suit and tie, Jamie’s wardrobe should be fairly scant, right? #partialNudity he he)

Equally exciting — though we continue to hope she would open up a twitter account — Dakota Johnson is putting herself out there to her new legion of fans by connecting with them in print. The March issue of ELLE Magazine will feature a photo shoot and interview with Ms. Johnson.

ELLE Magazine (US) @ELLEmagazine 21h
The star of #50Shades like you’ve never seen her before: http://on.elle.com/LBSYht

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Beautiful cover! ELLE and Dakota help make us look forward to both spring and this movie even more!

The cover certainly seems to highlight her upcoming role as Anastasia Steele, depicting the youth, light, and innocence of the Ana we meet at the beginning of Fifty Shades of Grey, while the touch of black thigh-highs and red heels gives us a glimpse at the love and passion she develops and shares for Christian Grey.

Photo Courtesy of ELLE Magazine

Photos Courtesy of ELLE Magazine

To go behind the scenes of the photo shoot with E!Online and see a snippet of the interview with Dakota speaking about her character Anastasia’s persona, go here.

We hope to see more interviews with the various stars from the film upcoming and, as always, more interactions with Team Fifty for info and laughs! Speaking on behalf of all fans, we are fully enjoying the interaction that allows us to “witness” so much of the process!

“Fifty Shades of Grey” Chases The Dawn

Lots of pictures shared today by E L James and Dana Brunetti on the set of Fifty Shades of Grey at Boundary Bay Airport, as they prepared to film the “Let’s chase the dawn” scene where Christian takes Ana gliding.

The Canada weather appears to have made things a little more difficult, but we’re sure it was still an exciting day for the author to see yet another moment from her epic love story come to life.

Dana Brunetti posted this picture on his Facebook page (here) with the caption “A crowded and tight video village today.”

FSoG Set Chairs

Dana Brunetti – Producer
Sam Taylor-Johnson – Director
Seamus McGarvey – Cinematographer
Peter Kohn – Assistant Director
Erika Mitchell – Author
Marcus Viscidi – Executive Producer

“Fifty Shades of Grey” Billboard Campaign Launches 1/25/14

To borrow a phrase… Oh my.

Excerpt from exclusive Entertainment Weekly post:

Should you be lucky enough to be standing — or driving — by one of five specific street corners in the U.S. in the next couple of days you will see the soon sure-to-be-famous backside of the one and only Christian Grey from Universal Pictures’ upcoming film adaptation of the smash best-selling novel Fifty Shades of Grey by E.L. James.

On Jan. 25, the studio will begin to debut these extra large billboards, featuring Irish actor Jamie Dornan as the kinky, domineering billionaire, in five locations around the country.

The five locations that will feature the billboard with Jamie Dornan as the infamous Christian Grey are:

  • New York (Grand St. & 6th Ave)
  • Los Angeles (Wilshire Blvd. & Gayley)
  • Chicago (LaSalle & Hubbard)
  • San Francisco (Mission St. & 6th)
  • Seattle (1st St. & Wall St.)

If you’re one of the lucky ones to get to see the billboard, tweet us a picture!!

Source: Entertainment Weekly

Charlie Tango Takes Flight!

Just can’t imagine how exciting it is for E L James and Team Fifty to witness this popular Fifty Shades of Grey “character” taking flight. Not to mention how much fun Jamie Dornan must be having on set. Boys and their toys…

Love the logo treatment the production team came up with as well.

Source: Michael De Luca

Charle Tango Has Landed!

*goosebumps* How cool is this?!

E L James, Michael De Luca, Dana Brunetti

Charlie Tango Michael De Luca“Getting ready for Christian Grey.”

Thanks to loyal FSoG fan Elsa (@emlight60) for giving us a heads up about Michael De Luca’s Facebook page!