FIFTY SHADES And Mary Poppins

Mary Poppins She Wrote  Fifty Shades of Grey

Q: What’s the link between Fifty Shades of Grey and the life of P. L. Travers, the author of Mary Poppins?

A: Both have been adapted as movies (the latter titled Saving Mr. Banks), with scripts by Kelly Marcel.

Marcel, who was handpicked by E.L. James to adapt Fifty Shades of Greyspeaks to Vanity Fair about her process for each movie. One involved reading a bio of her subject, Mary Poppins, She Wrote: The Life of P.L. Travers by Valerie Lawson (S&S). The other, watching “lots of porn.”

Saving Mr. Banks opened in a limited run last week and will expand to more theater this Friday. Fifty Shades of Grey, currently filming in Vancouver, is scheduled for release on Feb. 13, 2015.

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