Marcia Gay Harden Teases ‘Fifty Shades Darker’ Mrs. Grey/Elena Scene

September 29, 2016 TV News

Fifty Shades Darker (2017)

Marcia Gay Harden returns to the role of Mrs. Grey in 2017's "Fifty Shades Darker," and she hinted that a scene from the books involving Elena Lincoln and her character is on the way. On Wednesday's Access Hollywood Live with Natalie Morales and Kit Hoover, Marcia discussed filming a particular confrontation between Mrs. Grey and Elena (played by "Fifty Shades" franchise newcomer Kim Basinger), the woman who seduced Christian (Jamie Dornan) when he was just 15. "There's a scene, it's a party... and she comes in and they're having some argument and my character understands what happened with them -- not all the details, but she understands that she abused him and I slap her," Marcia said, previewing the book-to-big-screen scene. "And the fans... are very excited to see what happens there. And Kim and I, we did the scene again and again -- of course we do the fake slap -- but my character's a mother, she's a mother bear." The second installment in the "Fifty Shades" trilogy has been described as more of a love story between Christian and Anastasia (Dakota Johnson), something Marcia expanded on. "Well, it is and I think that is part of the success of the story, that -- first of all -- she does what every woman in the world does, she sees a guy who's sort of renegade, in this case, he has a lot of money, and she wants to change him, so that only she is the one that he'll love. And that's what happens -- only she becomes the one that he loves, and he does change where he kind of gives up some of the more -- the things in his life that have caused difficulties in favor of love, but it's love with a lot of toys, and a lot of fun," Marcia laughed. Read More