Jamie Dornan's Basinger nerves
Jamie Dornan didn't have "big enough balls" to ask Kim Basinger about her iconic movie '9 1/2 Weeks'.
The 34-year-old actor stars opposite the 63-year-old actress in 'Fifty Shades Darker' - the second installment of the raunchy franchise - and found the idea of asking her about the famously steamy film too embarrassing, in much the same way he suspects people will avoid discussing the 'Fifty Shades' saga with him in the future.
He admitted: "I didn't ask Kim Basinger about '9 1/2 weeks'. I didn't have big enough balls, in the way that maybe someone won't be able to look m in the eye one day and talk about 'Fifty Shades'.
The second movie - in which Jamie returns as kinky businessman Christian Grey opposite Dakota Johnson as Anastasia Steele - sees James Foley taking over as director from Sam Taylor-Johnson, who departed the series amid speculation she didn't get on with E.L. James, who wrote the original novels.
But Jamie thinks the author is right to have a "strong opinion" on the direction of the movies.
He told Total Film magazine: "These are Erika's babies. She's very right to have a strong opinion on all things 'Fifty Shades'.
"But Erica and James Foley have a good relationship. They get on very well. He brings a different energy. He's going to put his own stamp on it."