Breakthrough literary star E L James choreographed her Fifty Shades Of Grey sex scenes fully clothed with her writer husband.

The British author admits she'd often interrupt her husband, Niall Leonard, in the middle of the day to act out a saucy scene she was working on for her erotic novel.

Appearing on US TV chat show Katie, James revealed she'd request a little attention when her partner was hard at work on his own writing.

"He was a good sport... There'd be times where I would say, 'Oh, do you wanna try this?' And he'd be like, 'Really? Now?"' James told show host Katie Couric.


"The thing about writing, I find, is the choreography of any sex scene... is really important, so you don't pull the reader out of it, and so I'll be writing away and he writes in the shed at the bottom of the garden and I write in the house and I'd be like, 'Can you come and help me with this?'

"He'd come up from the shed and lie down, fully dressed ... and say, 'Where would you have it and would it go there...?' It was actually hilarious. We'd end up having a really good laugh."