Can you believe we’re only 14 days away from the ‘Fifty Shades of Grey‘ release? This must be a very exciting and nervewracking time for the movie’s stars, Jamie Dornan (who plays Christian grey) and Dakota Johnson (who plays Anastasia Steele).
Speaking to Glamour for their March issue, the sizzling duo opened up about what it was really like to work on such a kinky movie. Plus there’s a new photoshoot of the ‘Fifty Shades of Grey‘ stars. Check it out!
Dakota Johnson on preparing to play Anastasia:
“I had read the books and was drawn to the character of Ana because she’s private, loving, honest — and because she and Christian are both incredibly intelligent, confident, and can spar with each other on every level. I auditioned for two months. I met with Sam a bunch of times. So when I found out I had the part, I think I started crying. I was relieved the not-knowing was over.”
And how did Dakota prepare for the sex scenes?
“I didn’t get to go to the sex dungeon. I wanted to keep myself a little bit distanced from it at first because I wanted Ana’s reaction to certain things to be honest and real.”
Jamie Dornan on awkward sex scenes:
“There were times when Dakota was not wearing much, and I had to do stuff to her that I’d never choose to do to a woman.”
“It’s stressful enough to be tied to a bed, naked, in a scene. But then they call ‘Cut’ and you’re still tied to the bed, naked.”
Jamie on being protective of Dakota:
“I felt very protective and aware that it probably wasn’t easy for her to be put in those situations.”
Dakota confirms this by telling Glamour:
“Jamie would be the first one to throw a blanket over me. And he did a lot of studying, just to make sure that I was as safe as possible. But there were some painful moments.”
Aw, Jamie sounds like a complete sweetheart. These two were very lucky to have each other to work with on such a hot and awkward movie.
Jamie on learning about Christian Grey’s sexual desires:
“In that six weeks before filming, my daughter was born. It was just an insane time. For research, one rainy Tuesday evening, I kissed the wife and baby good night and went to watch a dominant-submissive session in a dungeon. The dominant was our sort of adviser on the job. He’d be on hand anytime there was a scene in the Red Room [Christian’s playroom for BDSM, bondage, discipline, sadism, and masochism], to say, ‘You’re doing that wrong.’ So I watched him do his thing . . . It was quite jovial, a very different approach to how I saw Christian being in the Red Room. I think Christian takes it a bit more seriously.”
You can head over to Glamour to read more!