Fifty Shades of Grey director Sam Taylor-Johnson doesn't have to worry about the sequel tying up her time anymore (sorry, we couldn't help ourselves!).
The filmmaker announced that she will not work on any more of the franchise's movies. In a statement obtained by 'People,' she said, "Directing 'Fifty Shades of Grey' has been an intense and incredible journey for which I am hugely grateful. I have Universal to thank for that."
Taylor-Johnson on set with actors Dakota Johnson and Jamie Dornan. (Photo Credit: Universal Pictures)
She added, "I forged close and lasting relationships with the cast, producers and crew and most especially, with Dakota [Johnson] and Jamie [Dornan]. While I will not be returning to direct the sequels, I wish nothing but success to whosoever takes on the exciting challenges of films two and three."
While she appears to be parting from the project on happy terms, Taylor-Johnson previously admitted that she clashed with author E. L. James during filming.
Taylor-Johnson with actors Jamie Dornan, Dakota Johnson and author E. L. James. (Photo Credit: Getty Images)
"We definitely fought, but they were creative fights and we would resolve them," she told 'Porter' magazine. "We would have proper on-set barneys, and I'm not confrontational, but it was about finding a way between the two of us."
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Although the erotic love-story was slammed by critics, it has made more than $550 million globally since hitting theaters on Valentine's Day.
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