Dakota Johnson Has Eye-Opening Response to What It's Like to Film Naughty Scenes

dakota johnsonDakota Johnson is gracing the cover of the latest Interview magazine, and she has also opened up when asked about filming sex scenes with Jamie Dornan for Fifty Shades Darker. Her response isn't at all what you would expect.

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Dakota said, "Well, we’re not having actual sex. But I've been simulating sex for seven hours straight right now, and I'm over it." I think we all need to take a moment and think about the length of seven hours. That's 420 minutes. That's the equivalent of watching Fifty Shades of Grey three times and having a half hour more to go. That's a really long time to be rolling around with someone and not having actual sex.

Suddenly, I feel bad for Dakota. And Jamie. I mean, HOW does one go through something like that? All that pretending to be "oh baby, oh baby, yes, yes, yes" and then CUT! End scene. Walk away as if you weren't just writhing around on a bed naked for hours. I don't blame her one bit for feeling "over it."

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The actress also opened up about how she loves making movies but isn't sure if it's what she will only do for the rest of her life, though she notes how she is obsessed with making films and put in a bit for women to "evolve." She said, "It seems like the world is so fast to move its interest to someone else. When I think about filmmakers and actresses that I have admired my whole life, I've admired their entire body of work. I have admired what they began with and what they're doing now." And then she added how there shouldn't be a "pressure to find the new face" and instead we should continue to watch and follow careers as they evolve.

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I agree, though Dakota was a new face just a short time ago, so there is room for new talent as well as continuing to watch women in their second, third, or 20th movie. For me, it's all about continuing to give women roles well into their 40s, 50s, 70s, and beyond. It drives me nuts to see a 50-something actor paired with a 20-something-year-old wife in a film when it's not a film about an older man with a younger woman. And I do believe that is part of what Dakota is saying. She has championed her mother, the very talented actress Melanie Griffith who is 58, and spoken out how there are not enough roles for women of her mom's age. She's right. And I love her for adding her voice to this very important discussion.

She's a realist, that Dakota. Making sure we know it's exhausting to have pretend sex with Christian Grey for seven hours and that women deserve more out of Hollywood. Love her.

 

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