Fifty Shades Freed is certainly a movie that paid attention to the details. From filming in Europe to the intense process of putting together a wedding dress, the third and final movie in E.L. James’ trilogy went all out when it came to getting Anastasia Steele and Christian Grey’s final journeys right. One of the people who was integral to that process was costume designer Shay Cunliffe, and the woman in charge of Ana and Christian’s sexiest looks recently spoke to CinemaBlend ahead of the film’s Blu-ray release to talk all the intricate details, including why Dakota Johnson wears a corset. According to Cunliffe,The undergarments in all three of the Fifty Shades movies is an important part of each movie (as well as the books). Sometimes the costumes make for interesting sex play, sometimes the underwear is something Dakota Johnson wears as armor –such as when she was arguing in the closet with Christian in Fifty Shades Freed — and sometimes, the costumes helped to set the tone in the scene. As Shay Cunliffe described, the baby blue silk camisole really didn’t work for the Anastasia Steele created by Dakota Johnson as opposed to the character in the novels. Cunliffe had the bright idea to go with a corset, and it ended up being one of the most visually effective scenes in the movie.
At the time, however, she had to pitch the idea to those creating the movie before we ended up with the big corset finale. Per Shay Cunliffe,If you’ve seen Fifty Shades Freed at this point — and we’re about to get into ending spoilers — you’ll know the scene in question ends up being a super important moment for Anastasia Steele, who invites Christian Grey to join her in the Red Room, where she is wearing a corset and ready for their romp. It’s a moment that is also a powerful one for the character, as she and Christian start to be more on the same page with their wants and needs. The film then gives us a hint at the future for the popular fictional couple, wrapping things up in a way that should appeal to fans.
Although we were lucky enough to speak to Shay Cunliffe, the Blu-ray release also has a slew of bonus features that look at the intricate details of making of Fifty Shades Freed. The Digital release is already available, and you can take a look at the Blu-ray and DVD release starting on May 8. In addition, you can order your own copy, here.r. and Mrs. Grey will see you now…in Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat, France.
But actually, no joke. At least, it wasn’t for me. I went to Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat, France, so I could honeymoon just like Fifty Shade Freed‘s sexy as hell newlyweds Anastasia and Christian. But *unlike* Anastasia and Christian, I went on this super romantic honeymoon for two by myself.
As a refresher, in Fifty Shades Freed, Ana and Christian go to Paris and the South of France to celebrate their #LURV. They sightsee and relax by the beach and, you know, get hot and heavy — this is Fifty Shades we’re talking about, after all.
I got a little taste of the South of France portion of the honeymoon (minus the hot and heavy stuff), traveling there in celebration of the Fifty Shades Freed Digital and DVD release. Going into it, part of me thought that traveling through this whirlwind trip solo would be, ehem, “fifty shades of fucked up.” Not because it didn’t sound amazing, because, hello, it’s a trip to France. But it also sounded romantic as hell, and romance is usually built for two.
But guess what? I didn’t need NO MAN to have a romantic AF time. No, no, no, I did *beyond fine* on my own. (Translation: YES, I took a bubble bath each night, and had the time of my fucking life.) I’d even go so far to say I *thrived* on my own — to the point that if/when I get married, I might just have to go on my honeymoon by myself.
Sorry, potential/future husband, but after reading this, I think you’ll understand my perspective on the whole solo honeymooning thing12:20 p.m. PST I leave for the airport, feeling a little bit weird because I rewatched Fifty Shades Freed (and all its honeymoon sex glory) with my mom, which is something I never thought I’d experience, but, well, here we are. BUT MOSTLY, I’m ready to go on Ana and Christian’s honeymoon on my own.
1:09 p.m. PST I spot Timothée Chalamet at LAX and think A) Man, I loved him so much in Call Me By Your Name and Lady Bird, and I can’t wait to see his new coming of age movie, Hot Summer Nights, and B) Is this a sign that I should go on a “honeymoon” with Timmy Tim? And C) At what point will my boyfriend get annoyed with the “I’m so alone on this honeymoon” jokes, and the “when will Timmy Tim date me” ponderings? (Hopefully never, because they will literally never stop.)
1:47 p.m. PST I also spot a very cute dog — small, white with brown spots, big brown eyes, and a sad little whimper, because this doggo doesn’t seem to like traveling — and I think, “If this whole ‘honeymoon’ thing doesn’t work out, I’m very comfortable, arguably TOO comfortable, being a professional dog lady.”
3:26 p.m. PST In the past, when I’ve traveled by myself, I found myself wondering, “Is there meet cute potential here?” And every time…there wasn’t. Even if I were single, this would be no exception, as I sit down next to a very unfriendly man, who I’m already afraid to eventually ask to let me through to go to the bathroom (I’m about that window seat life, baby).
But it’s okay, because I’m about to reacquaint myself with a friendly man — Hugh Jackman — and double feature The Greatest Showman and Les Misérables. There’s literally no way I’m not going to watch Les Miz while EN ROUTE TO FRANCE (if there’s one thing I need, it’s to hear the people sing), nor will I pass up the opportunity for a Hugh Jackman-a-Thon. Dear readers, be honest, is this #solohoneymoon already too hot to handle? Because it’s HOT IN HURR from where I’m sitting on this Lufthansa plane.