'50 Shades' Brings Out a Very Different Side of Matt Lauer (VIDEO)

matt lauer 50 shadesWell, it's probably safe to say you haven't seen Matt Lauer quite like this. Thanks to some clever editing, the interview Lauer and Savannah Guthrie did on Today with Jamie Dornan and Dakota Johnson, stars of the hotly anticipated Fifty Shades of Grey, took an unexpected turn, to say the least. And what can we say? Besides god bless Ellen DeGeneres, she is a freakin' genius.


It's completely expected that lots and lots of girlfriends will be dragging their skeptical boyfriends to see this flick on Valentine's Day, but DeGeneres really took the kink up a notch, proving Lauer has been looking more forward to this movie than any suburban housewife. Yes, indeed, in this shocking clip, Lauer sports a harness, handcuffs, and even whips Dornan during the interview. Yes, whips. But gotta say, he's got a fine body underneath those pristine, well tailored suits. Who ever would have guessed?

Check it out:

Amazing, right?

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Even Guthrie got in on the fun, tweeting:

Breaking news here people! Looks like Lauer's secret hobby and inner dark side have finally been revealed. We all knew it deep down, didn't we? Anyway, at least they all seem to have a good sense of humor about DeGeneres' clever and skillful editing, and hopefully this means Lauer will respond to her in kind.

Of course, as you're probably well aware, Fifty Shades hits theaters this Friday, February 13. But we can't wait to see what the Internet comes up with next in honor of the hype surrounding this film.

Are you surprised that Ellen was able to uncover this secret side of Matt?


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