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Dakota Johnson says crude ‘Fifty Shades’ sex scenes were examined: “in honor of the BDSM’ community

Jamie Dornan, left, and Dakota Johnson pose during a photocall for the world premiere of ‘Fifty Shades Freed – 50 Nuances Plus Claires’ in the Salle Pleyel in Paris, on Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2018. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)

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Dakota Johnson stars as Anastasia Steele for the third and final time in “Fifty Shades Free”, but the actress admitted in a recent interview that the shooting of the over-the-top sex scenes in the movie was anything but sexy.

“No, it is never easy. It is not just, and it is not fun. It’s never easy,” Johnson told Marie Claire. Despite a number of years of filming sex with her co-star Jamie Dornan, the actress said the scenes were always a tedious and strategically planned process.

“Jamie is usually a consultant who was on set for the film, not so much for the second. Then we just have people who specialize in knowing how things work, such as the use of certain tools and toys. There is a certain method. It is very complicated and the details are very important,” Johnson explained. “The rules are also very important. We didn’t want to make a movie about something we haven’t research to the bone. So to truly honor the BDSM community, and we did it the right way.”

The actress even admitted that she and her co-stars sometimes resorted to liquid courage to film.

“Most of the [preparation] is just really figuring out how were going to reach the scene in advance — so that there is not a lot of waiting while we are vulnerable. But, if there is something that is very, very difficult, it is sometimes necessary to take a shot of something strong beforehand.”

Especially for the sex scenes that involved being blindfolded.

Johnson said one of the most “Liberated” scenes to shoot was when her character’s legs and arms were shackled to a gate, while blindfolded.

“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 the nervous system responds. So it was really difficult to navigate that scene. It was a little difficult,” the actress said the following about the experience.

But the most unsexy and least glamorous part of the shooting of the steamy “Fifty Shades” scenes? The glued on underwear.

“Oh yes, Jamie little pouch,” Johnson recalled. “It’s not super glamorous—it’s really unsexy. He was wearing, and I had this kind of strapless thongs that had glue on them. It is not a glue but it’s sticky. They are, like, in fact if it were a nipple pastie, but underwear. But it is only sticky on the top, it is not sticky, the whole way. It could also be because the adhesive would wear, so then they would superglue it to my body, so that it would not fall. And I would wear two of them. It is not painful, I mean, it’s hardly anything. But I think you have some sense to be covered. The f-ing bizarre.”

You can find Morgan M. Evans on Twitter @themizfactor.

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