Fifty Shades Darker: Bella Heathcote dishes on playing the 'twisted' Leila Williams

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Fifty Shades Darker is nearing the end of filming, and one of the characters we're most excited to see on-screen is Bella Heathcote's Leila Williams, the troubled ex-girlfriend of Christian Grey. But how did Bella feel about getting into character?

We will be seeing Bella Heathcote in a whole new light upon the release of Fifty Shades Darker, with pictures showing the actress getting her creeper on as Christian Grey's obsessed ex-girlfriend, Leila Williams. In an interview with Front Row Features, Heathcote expressed her sympathies towards her character by explaining: "She’s not a psychopath. She’s not going around mowing people down. She’s confused and deeply troubled. After every breakup, you have those feelings." We here at melty agree that a break up does cue a trip to emotionville, but perhaps threatening you ex's current flame with a gun is not the best way to break through the pain.Fifty Shades Darker is set to be more of a love story than Fifty Shades of Grey, so perhaps Leila's actions will bring Christian and Ana closer together.

Preparing for a role such as Leila Williams takes a certain amount of preparation. Speaking about how she prepared to play this troubled character Heathcote went on the side of empathy. The actress explained: "I definitely went for it. I think James [Foley] encouraged that. At the same time, it’s further down the spectrum but she’s also just a girl who’s grief-stricken and heartbroken. I feel like grief can make people do pretty crazy things. And if you’re already not in a good place to begin with, it sends you off the deep end. I think we can all relate to that feeling of grief and heartbreak, so I just tapped into that and went for it." Seeing Heathcote in action is definitely going to add some thrills to the film, and we can't wait to see it. For all the latest news and updates on Fifty Shades Darker, click the green subscribe button below. Are you looking forward to seeing Bella Heathcote in Fifty Shades Darker?

Source: Front Row Features