As we all know, there’s going to be plenty of, um, exposure in ‘Fifty Shades of Grey,’ and those scenes couldn’t have been easy to film. Luckily for star Dakota Johnson, she got some help from costar Jamie Dornan to help ease the tension!
This is so sweet! In an interview on The Today Show, Fifty Shades of Grey stars Jamie Dornan and Dakota Johnson discussed what it was really like to film those scenes, as well as the immediate action once the cameras stopped rolling. Spoiler alert: The way Jamie helped to put Dakota at ease might kill you from cuteness!
Jamie Dornan & Dakota Johnson: How The Made Naked Scenes ‘Comfortable’
As if Jamie wasn’t swoon-worthy enough as it is.
While chatting on Today, host Matt Lauer asked Jamie about filming those intimate scenes, and what he’d do when the director yelled “cut.” Matt had heard that Jamie “was the first person to run over and cover you,” he said to Dakota.
“Let’s be honest,” Jamie said. “It’d be pretty shocking if I was just like ‘hey.’ For Dakota, it’s a different thing. She was literally in those scenarios for real. She’s tied up, she’s exposed, she’s naked. Of course when we called cut, someone had to step in– I’m not just gonna leave her lying there.”
At this, everyone giggled a bit, but you could tell Dakota was touched, thanking Jamie for his consideration.
Of course, this was before Jamie jokingly added, “I was tempted at times!”
Oh, we bet you were, Jamie.
‘We Built Up A Real Trust’
The two also discussed some of the other ways in which they were able to feel more comfortable while filming their racy scenes. In fact, the film’s director Sam Taylor-Johnson held off on the filming of those scenes altogether until the last week or so of filming so that Jamie and Dakota would have already built up a connection with one another.
“I think it’s a really smart move,” Jamie said. “I think we did all the red room stuff in the final week of production, exactly for those reasons. By that stage, Dakota and I had built up a real trust with each other and understanding of each other.”
Okay, we cannot take it anymore– release the movie already!
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— Casey Mink