Jamie Dornan Dishes on 'Heinous' '50 Shades' Scenes With Dakota Johnson

We're officially counting down the hours until the Fifty Shades of Grey premiere and the moment we finally get to see Christian Grey and Anastasia Steele on screen. And now, in the middle of the film's promotional tour, Jamie Dornan is already revealing his apologies to Dakota Johnson. And we don't blame him.

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When speaking with Britain's Notebook magazine, the Irish actor revealed that he was just a tad bit uncomfortable with filming the rather raunchy scenes. But he had a pretty interesting strategy when acting with Johnson.

If I was about to be doing something particularly heinous to Dakota, I would apologise in advance and say, "I'm probably not going to derive a huge amount of pleasure out of this. I want you to know that."

Good to know, Jamie.

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But as the couple filmed the infamous Red Room of Pain scenes, the set was actually much more lighthearted. In fact, Dornan brought on the laughs.

I got through with a lot of apologies, you have to keep the intensity there, but maintain professionalism. At the end of the day, we’re all human beings and it can be uncomfortable to film things like that, so I just tried to make light of it.

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How very un-Christian Grey of him. As readers of the book know, the titular character is in every way mercurial. And he's definitely not one to joke around or make light of things. Especially in his dungeon.

Are you surprised with how Dornan acted during filming?

 

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