Fifty Shades of Grey has become a phenomena on its own and has got millions of fans worldwide.
Fifty Shades of Grey director, Sam Taylor-Johnson recently revealed how she was surprised to receive an e-mail from Jolie.
In the latest issue of Porter magazine, Sam said that Angelina Jolie, who was reportedly also in the running for the Fifty Shades gig, is a gracious lady!
"I got an email out of the blue from her saying good luck on your journey," Taylor-Johnson says. "I thought that was incredibly sweet of her."
If you didn't know, from a list that included Angelina Jolie, Steven Soderbergh, Joe Wright, and Gus Van Sant, Taylor-Johnson was chosen to direct the film adaptation of E. L. James' best-selling erotic novel, Fifty Shades of Grey. Angelina Jolie also reportedly showed interest in acting in this much talked about film.
The 47-year-old director is gracing the Porter magazine covering a red hot and wet look while she steps out from the pool.
Meanwhile, Sam Taylor-Johnson also explained how hard it was to work with the author, EL James while both worked in putting up their book and visual vision together in the movie.
"We would have proper on-set barneys, and I'm not confrontational, but it was about finding a way between the two of us, satisfying her vision of what she'd written as well as my need to visualize this person on screen but, you know, we got there," she said.