Sam Taylor-Johnson was ''very comfortable'' directing 'Fifty Shades of Grey'.

The 48-year-old director recently announced her decision to walk away from the money-spinning franchise, but according to Dylan Neal, there was no sign of her unhappiness on the set of the first movie.

Speaking exclusively to BANG Showbiz, the actor - who starred as Bob Adams, the step-father of Dakota Johnson's on-screen character Anastasia Steele - said: ''She was lovely. She was really, really lovely.

''My scenes were with just Dakota and Jennifer [Ehle] - they were really simple scenes, nothing complicated, but she [Sam] seemed very relaxed and she just seemed like a lovely women, a great sense of humour and very comfortable in the role of directing this highly scrutinised film.

''I wish I could have spent more time with her and the cast, but my takeaway was someone who was very comfortable and confident in knowing what she wanted.''

What's more, Dylan revealed he still doesn't know whether he'll return to the role for the next movie in the franchise.

He said: ''I had to sign a multi-picture deal.

''I don't believe Bob is in the second book, but I know he is in the third book. But each of these screenplays are going to be there own thing and how much they follow exactly from the books - I have no idea, so I don't know if I'll be in the second one or not.

''I know it's been out there that they're going to put a slight thriller angle on them, so you know there is going to be a slight departure from the books and that's probably a smart decision too.''

'Fifty Shades of Grey' is available on Digital HD now and Blu-ray, DVD on June 22, 2015 from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment.