EL James, author of the bestselling, world-famous Fifty Shades of Grey trilogy, talked about her next book, as well as the Fifty Shades of Grey film adaptation, at the Vanity Fair Oscars party on Sunday night. Her revelations will prove rather disappointing for fans of the graphic sex scenes in the Fifty Shades trilogy.
James told the New York Post that her next book "won't be nearly so raunchy – and I will probably write it under another name."
According to The Guardian, James earlier told readers, " I'm looking forward to bringing you some new love stories I've got planned," but that she will probably not continue the Fifty Shades' characters' story any time soon: "Never say never – but they're on the back burner at the moment, as I have a few other stories to tell first."
James also told the Post that she has yet to cast the film version of Fifty Shades: “We don’t even have a filmmaker...so we are still a long way away from casting. I have some ideas..but it may not be who people expect.”
The Fifty Shades series began as fan fiction of the popular YA series Twilight. It was originally self-published, but was then acquired by Random House in the U.S. The series sold so ridiculously well that Random House gave 5000 dollar bonuses to every employee last year.
Since James is certainly not known for her great prose, we wonder if people will still read her next book without promises of lots of sex scenes. Let us know what you think in the comments!