TV Week - Fifty Shades of Grey star Jamie Dornan has some advice for men on Valentine’s Day!
“If you take your wife or girlfriend or partner to see this movie, you might get the benefit when you get home,” he teases with a grin.
The 32-year-old English actor is referring to the salacious S&M and bondage scenes which turned the trilogy of books into a phenomenon with more than 100 million copies in 52 languages consumed all over the world.
He also reveals those R-rated scenes between wealthy businessman Christian Grey and virginal beauty Anastasia Steele (Dakota Johnson) were filmed on a closed set.
“I have done sex scenes before on a closed set but there’s still more people than you would ever see in a room while you are having sex with someone,” he laughs. “It’s strange but we tried to make it really fun.”
Dakota Johnson, who is the 25-year-old daughter of actors Don Johnson and Melanie Griffiths, acknowledges her own upbringing helped prepare her for the role. “I was brought up in an environment where I was told to be comfortable with myself and my parents instilled a lot of self-confidence in me.”
Addressing criticism that the film has an anti-feminist slant, Johnson disagrees. “I think the loss of a woman’s virginity is one of the most profound moment in a woman’s life... so she experiences this, coupled with the unique interests of Christian and throughout the entire thing, she carries such strength and honour with her. I was enchanted by the amount of self-worth that this young woman has in this day and age,” she adds.