Kim Basinger has joined the cast of “Fifty Shades Darker” as Christian Grey’s former lover and business partner, Elena Lincoln, who first introduced him into the world of SM, according to Variety.
Jamie Dornan and Dakota Johnson are reprising their roles as Grey and Anastasia Steele in the “Fifty Shades of Grey” sequel. Also returning are Luke Grimes, Eloise Mumford and Max Martini. James Foley is taking over for Sam Taylor-Johnson to direct the erotic flick.
Johnson recently told Access Hollywood: We’re gonna start filming that soon… I think it’s gonna be exciting to go back and develop characters further. The story is sort of like a thriller now, and it gets kinda scary. It’s awesome.”
However, the actress isn’t very excited about getting nude on the big screen: “It never is comfortable to be seen like that because it’s not in a private, or intimate environment.”
Filmmakers are shooting both “Fifty Shades Darker” and “Fifty Shades Freed” back to back this spring.