Dakota Johnson reveals the crazy reality of shooting the sex scenes in 'Fifty Shades'
With the final chapter of Fifty Shades of Grey now out in cinemas, the details of how the actors go about filming those risque sex scenes have been revealed. For those of you unfamiliar with the movies, they are utter filth, with the majority of the two-hour films resembling soft-core pornography.
However, through his role as Christian Grey, Jamie Dornan has launched himself from a modestly successful actor to a Hollywood A-lister. Despite this, he's retained his humour and last month he went into detail regarding the rather unglamorous nature of the sex scenes, saying that he has to wear a second-hand c**k sock while shooting the raunchy romps.
Now, Dornan's co-star, Dakota Johnson, sat down with Marie Claire to reveal all and explain exactly what happens behind the scenes.
Talking about the preparation for the scenes, Dakota admits that it involves a lot of waiting around and that it's pretty awkward. The actress also said that she and Dornan sometimes have a shot of "something strong" beforehand, in order to settle the nerves.
"Most of [our preparation] is just really figuring out exactly how were are going to accomplish the scene beforehand—so that there's not a lot of waiting around while we're both vulnerable.
"But, if something is very, very difficult, it's sometimes necessary to have a shot of something strong beforehand.”
The prominent focus of the film is sex, and more specifically, BDSM. For this reason, Johnson says that both she and Dornan had BDSM advisors on set in order to advise them how to use certain toys and tools.
"Jamie mostly had an advisor that was on set for the first film, not so much for the second. Then we just had people who specialized in knowing how things work, like how to use certain tools and toys.
"There's a certain method. It's very intricate and the details are really important. The rules are also really important. We didn't want to go make a movie about something we didn't research to the bone.
"So to really honor the BDSM community and we did it the right way."
While she undoubtedly knew what she was getting herself in for when taking the role of Anastasia Steele, Dakota does admit that some parts of the role did shock her. Talking about the most difficult scene to film, she said:
"The most difficult one by far—I think in all three movies—was a sex scene in the third film where I was handcuffed with my arms and legs to the gate.
"It's like a fence thing that comes down. And I was blindfolded. And it was kind of shocking, because I didn't realize that no matter how prepared or rehearsed I was, when your senses are taken away like that, you can't control the way your nervous system will react.
"So it was really tricky to navigate that scene. It was kind of difficult."
The 28-year-old also revealed that it wasn't just Dornan who had to wear a pretty unflattering item when shooting the sex scenes. According to Johnson, she had to wear a sticky thong which was sometimes 'superglued' to her body:
"Oh yeah, Jamie's little pouch. It's super not glamorous—it's really unsexy. He wore that, and I had these sort of strapless thongs that had glue on them. It's not glue, but it's sticky.
"They're, like, basically if it were a nipple pastie, but underwear. But it's only sticky at the top, it's not sticky the whole way. It would also come off because the adhesive would wear out, so then they would superglue it to my body so that it wouldn't fall off. And I would wear two of them.
"It's not painful, I mean, it's barely anything. But I guess you have some sense of being covered. It's f*cking bizarre."
So next time you fancy getting a bit steamy and decided to pop 'Fifty Shades' on, just remember that Dornan is wearing a second-hand c**k sock and Johnson is wearing a super-glued thong - it should put you in the mood.