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Dakota Johnson & Jamie Dornan Launch 'Fifty Shades Freed' Pop-Up Experience

Dakota Johnson looked radiant in red while at the launch of Fifty Shades Freed‘s new pop-up experience!

The 28-year-old actress was joined by her co-star Jamie Dornan as they celebrated F I F T Y at The House on Sunset on Thursday night (February 1) in West Hollywood, Calif.

They were also joined by cast mates Brant Daugherty, Eloise Mumford, Ashleigh LaThrop, Robinne Lee and Arielle Kebbel as well as author E.L. James.

The new pop-up will allow fans to step into the Fifty Shades world, with six different rooms inspired by the movies, including custom art and props.

Lucky fans in attendance got to check out the experience, open February 2nd through 4th, and watch an advanced screening of the film.

Fifty Shades Freed hits theaters on February 9th.

FYI: Dakota is wearing a Cushnie et Ochs dress and sandals. Jamie is wearing an Hermès suit and Tod‘s shoes.

10+ pictures inside of the Fifty Shades cast and the pop-up experience…
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Sam Taylor-Johnson Opens Up About Fights with 'Fifty Shades' Author E.L. James

Sam Taylor-Johnson, the director of the movie Fifty Shades of Grey, is giving further insight into her rocky relationship with the book’s author E.L. James.

It’s no secret that the two ladies clashed on the set of the film and Sam says it’s because they had “two different creative visions.”

“Her vision versus mine, and they were polar opposite,” Sam says in a new interview with THR. “Every scene was fought over. It was tough. It was like wading uphill through sticky tar. Her thing was, ‘This is what the fans expect.’ I’d be like, ‘Well, let’s try and hit those marks but create a new universe at the same time.’”

Sam, who just directed the new series Gypsy for Netflix, says she didn’t get much love from Hollywood after the film was released.

“There weren’t any flat-out [job] offers straight away,” she said. “It was ego-denting, which may not have been a bad thing. At the same time, I was like, ‘Oh, I still have to keep fighting for stuff.’ I just thought it was going to come a lot easier.”

In another recent interview, Sam explained why she will not watch the sequels to her film.

Dakota Johnson & Jamie Dornan Pair Up For 'Fifty Shades Darker' Premiere in London

Dakota Johnson and Jamie Dornan continue to make the press rounds for Fifty Shades Darker.

The duo stepped out at the film’s premiere at the Odeon Leicester Square on Thursday (February 9) in London, England.

PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Dakota Johnson

Also in attendance were author E.L. James and singer Rita Ora.

Also pictured below: Jamie stops by KISS FM studios to promote the film earlier in the day.

FYI: Dakota is wearing Alexander McQueen with Cartier jewels. Jamie is wearing a Louis Vuitton suit and Christian Louboutin shoes. Rita is wearing a Miu Miu dress.

15+ pictures inside of Dakota Johnson and Jamie Dornan at the London premiere…More Here! »

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Dakota Johnson & Jamie Dornan Make Germany a Little 'Darker'

Dakota Johnson and Jamie Dornan look like a million bucks together on the red carpet at the Fifty Shades Darker premiere on Tuesday (February 7) at Cinemaxx Dammtor in Hamburg, Germany.

The co-stars were joined at the event by the book’s author E.L. James and her husband Niall Leonard, who wrote the screenplay for the film.

Make sure to see the full gallery of all 24 stills that have been released from the film so far!

FYI: Dakota is wearing a Saint Laurent dress. Jamie is wearing a Neil Barrett suit.

20+ pictures inside of the stars of Fifty Shades Darker in Germany… More Here! »

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E.L. James Celebrates Anastasia Steele's Birthday with Excerpt from New 'Fifty Shades' Book!

“Fifty Shades of Grey” franchise author E.L. James is celebrating the birthday of her character Anastasia Steele by sharing an excerpt from her upcoming book!

The writer is getting ready to release a new novel telling the events from “Fifty Shades Darker” from the perspective of Christian Grey. The book will “hopefully” be released sometime in 2017.

“Good morning, all. I know you’re anxiously awaiting the trailer, and that’s happening… soon. In the meantime, in honour of Ana’s birthday, there’s this,” E.L. captioned the excerpt on her Facebook account.

Last year, the novel “Grey,” which told the events of the first book from Christian’s perspective, was released.