Fifty Shades of Grey may be notorious for characters taking it off and getting it on, but author E.L. James says her writing methods don’t exactly mirror the end product. How do clothes-on sex choreography sessions sound instead?
Fifty Shades of Grey author E.L. James believes the way Christian Grey moves during heated scenes is of the utmost importance. In order to get it just right, there was a lot of practice at home — but mostly with clothes on!
The British author stopped by Katie Couric’s show Monday and gave fans the scoop on how she gets her characters through the motions without it seeming fake. Step one? Interrupt real-life husband Niall Leonard from his own writing work!
E.L. James explained, “He was a good sport… There’d be times where I would say, ‘Oh, do you wanna try this?’ And he’d be like, ‘Really? Now?’
“The thing about writing, I find, is the choreography of any sex scene… is really important, so you don’t pull the reader out of it, and so I’ll be writing away and he writes in the shed at the bottom of the garden and I write in the house and I’d be like, ‘Can you come and help me with this?'”
Lucky for the Fifty Shades of Grey author, her husband was willing to participate!
“He’d come up from the shed and lie down, fully dressed… and say, ‘Where would you have it and would it go there…?'” she confessed. “It was actually hilarious. We’d end up having a really good laugh.”
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