Fifty Shades of Grey Movie: "Tasteful and Artistic"

Co-star Eloise Mumford dishes on upcoming film

By Marc Malkin Jun 24, 2014 1:00 PMTags
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Feb. 13, 2015 can't get here soon enough.

It's the day the Fifty Shades of Grey movie finally hits theaters.

But rest assured, the "mommy porn" bestseller is not being made into a big screen raunchfest.

Eloise Mumford, who plays Anastasia Steele's roommate (you know, the one who sends Ana in her place to interview Christian Grey because she's sick), says director Sam Taylor-Johnson is handling everything just right.

"She's such a great director," Mumford told me yesterday while promoting her action flick, Drones (in theaters and on VOD and iTunes on Friday, June 27). "I knew right away it would be tasteful and artistic. And the cinematographer is Seamus McGarvey. He did Anna Karenina. It's going to be beautiful."

She added, "In the end, the story really is a romance and a love story so it's about that more than anything."

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Mumford stayed mum on specific details. "I wish I could, but as you know, we've all been sworn to secrecy," she said.

However, we're happy to report that Humford said Dakota Johnson and Jamie Dornan were "the perfect pair to play Ana and Christian."

Drones is a completely different kind of film than Fifty Shades. In the movie, two soldiers are at the control of a military drone being used to kill a terrorist. Directed by Rick Rosenthal, Drones also stars Matt O'Leary.

"War is messy," Mumford said. "But I can't say if I am for or against the use of drones. It's not a black and white issue. But we do know that war will probably be fought using drones and other technology some day. It saves the lives of our soldiers who would otherwise be in the line of fire, but figuring out what to do many times is based on really grainy and unclear images."