'I'd Never Use a Double for Sex Sce -That's a Cop-Out!' Star of Steamy Fifty Shades of Grey,Dakota Johnson, 27, Is Back for the Sequel. She Talks Family Fame, Sex Scenes, and Body Confidence

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'I'd Never Use a Double for Sex Sce -That's a Cop-Out!' Star of Steamy Fifty Shades of Grey,Dakota Johnson, 27, Is Back for the Sequel. She Talks Family Fame, Sex Scenes, and Body Confidence


Byline: Dakota Johnson

Love it or hate it, most of the universe knows of a little story called Fifty Shades Of Grey. When the first instalment of E.L. James' bestselling books hit cinemas two years ago, it made PS400 million. And it's one of only six films ever to actually hit that figure. So it's fair to say, people are rather fond of it.

The lovely Dakota Johnson plays leading lady Anastasia Steele, and we watched her be stripped, whipped, chained up and loved-up with the oh-so dreamy Jamie Dornan, who became many women's fantasy as suited and booted Mr Christian Grey.

Dakota's life has been a lot more colourful since she was cast in the film. But it's not exactly like she's come from un-colourful beginnings. She's the daughter of megastars Melanie Griffith and Don Johnson, made her movie debut aged nine alongside her mum in Crazy In Alabama. Since then she's starred in films such as 21 Jump Street, How To Be Single and The Social Network to name a few, and things are about to get a lot more x-rated as she slips back into Ana's barely there attire for Fifty Shades Darker. So what's the story so far? We leftthe kinky lovebirds on a bit of a cliffhanger, with Ana running away from Christian's flat in a flap after realising she'd fallen in love with someone who wanted her to sign a contract saying he can dominate her however he likes in the bedroom (and/or Red Room). In Fifty Shades Darker, we see the pair leading separate lives having called it a day, before being drawn back together through those, er, shared interests. But not without a fight - and it isn't your average tiff. Strong words, loud noises, smacked bottoms and being restrained in handcuffs is all in a normal weekend for Ana and Christian.

ed he ). g ,Here Dakota talks getting naked, handling mega fame with help from her famous family, and why she refused to use a body double ndling s uble As What can we expect from Fifty Shades Darker? Ana really explores herself, and this whole other world, in the first book. In the second book, Ana becomes a woman and that was a really interesting thing to play. Were you excited to work with Jamie Dornan again? Yes, it was so great. It was the first time I had come back to a character and a cast. It was so special. You create a family and it was great to be back together. We had so much fun.

How was it getting stuck back into those sex scenes? It's always a bit daunting at first. It takes hours and you really have to dissect it and break it down into bits. Then it just becomes work and you're not really thinking what's going on.

an y about what s go use So you're used to it now? It's not real!

Every time is different, but there's a lot of sex scenes in this film, so you kind of just get down to business. On occasions I'd been simulating sex for seven hours straight, so I'm over it. It's not differe o th kin do OI' s st with ov comfortable. It's tedious. Did you feel more relaxed doing it this time round? There was a bit of pressure removed, yes. We knew what we were getting into, so were definitely more comfortable. In some ways it was a longer haul, there was more work and a lot more to do, but it seemed like we were in capable hands and we knew what was going on more than the first time.

You must be body confident I don't know. I was brought up to respect myself and be comfortable and confident. I always admired that in other women, I always was attracted to those who were not ever worrying about what other people think. I was also brought up in an environment where it's more important to be interesting than pretty.

So you never wanted to use a body double for nude scenes? No, because it would have felt like a cop-out if I did. If I was going to do this job, I was going to do it 100 per cent and give it everything. I wanted to be true and honest to the role, and the character. I don't have a problem with nudity. I think it is beautiful and so I was OK with that. …

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