Hollywood actor Jamie Dornan has opened up about having to continue shooting the new movie Fifty Shades Darker in Nice following the terrorist attack on Bastille Day. It was back on July 14, which is a French national holiday, that a truck drove into a crowd of people who we taking in the celebrations of the fireworks, which resulted in 85 people being killed and a further 300 being injured.
While it would have been seen as perfectly acceptable for the cast and crew of Fifty Shades Darker to take a break from filming in Nice, following this terrible attack, it seems that money talks loudest and, due to the amount of money that was being put up for the film, shooting had to continue on the project the very next day.
Dornan explained, "It was, as you can imagine, a bloody awful situation. You'd be affected by it wherever you were in the world. Most of the cast and crew were actually staying in Monaco, so there's a little bit of distance there, but my family and I wanted a little bit more space so we were actually staying in Nice. The first thing everyone has to work out was is everybody safe, is the whole crew and cast safe."
He added, "Then you have the strange thing of the next day still trying to make this movie that's costing millions of dollars to put together. There's this contractual obligation to work the next day, which is a very strange environment to work in. It felt very frivolous and wrong to be making something as silly as a f***ing movie the day after something like that happened."
Let's hope that it was worth it and Fifty Shades Darker is better than the distinctly average Fifty Shades of Grey. Fifty Shades Darker will open on February 10, 2017 in both the US and the UK.