A Question of Character? | Dr. Jane Greer

February 20, 2015 12:01 AM

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Valentine's Day had a little help getting things off the ground. This past weekend, the hit new movie Fifty Shades of Grey sizzled at box offices everywhere. The erotic drama took in more than $81 million, breaking records to make it the "highest-grossing Presidents' Day opener of all time." The movie is based on the popular book of the same name written by E.L. James. Leading up to the film's release, however, there was some question about whether it was moving in the right direction. Some who read the book thought Jamie Dornan and Dakota Johnson may have been miscast to play the roles of Christian and Anastasia. In fact, the announcement that they would be the stars of the much-anticipated film initially stirred up negative reactions from fans, particularly because both were relatively new to the public as leading actors. Many people were also concerned that the necessary chemistry for this movie wouldn't be there.

The fact that Jamie and Dakota might not have been as well-known as other actors probably factored into their landing the roles in the first place. It is likely that the producers wanted to bring fresh faces to the table so people could watch without preconceived notions about the leading man and wo...

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