February 10, 2017 / 2:58 PM / 6 months ago

'Fifty Shades Darker' a darker film, says author and producer E.L. James

Jamie Dornan and his wife Amelia Warner arrive at the UK premiere of Fity Shades Darker, in Leicester Square, London, Britain, February 9, 2017.Stefan Wermuth

LONDON (Reuters) - "Fifty Shades Darker", the sequel to the 2015 hit "Fifty Shades of Grey", promises to be a darker experience for viewers, both the cast and producer of the film agreed at the film's premiere in Britain.

"It does have darker elements," said producer E.L. James. "We have people trying to split up the couple, we learn about why Christian is the way he is, so, yes, it is darker."

James is also the author of the trilogy of erotic romance books on which the films are based, which were wildly popular when published in 2011 and 2012.

In "Fifty Shades Darker", protagonists Anastasia Steele and Christian Gray reconcile and start their relationship afresh. However, the couple are forced to confront Christian's inner demons and other people threatening to tear them apart.

"Fifty Shades Darker" began its global rollout on Feb 8.

Reporting and Writing by Reuters Television

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