Dakota Johnson is not afraid of getting naked on the big screen. The “Fifty Shades of Grey” actress says she finds nudity and sexual scenes “beautiful when tastefully done.”
In the movie adaptation of E.L. James erotic novel, Johnson plays Anastasia Steele, the innocent virgin turned S&M goddess. Despite having popular parents—Melanie Griffith and Don Johnson—the actress has remained relatively anonymous, but all that is about to change when “Fifty Shades of Grey” hits cinemas over the weekend.
In an interview with Telegraph, Johnson shared that she had some doubts about playing the role of Steele, but at the end of the day, she considers the move an “incredible fairytale love story.”
“I’m not ashamed of my body. I’m comfortable and I think more women should be more confident. I think nudity and sexual scenes in movies are beautiful when they’re tastefully done.” Johnson told Telegraph.
The actress also revealed that “she never felt uncomfortable shooting the explicit sex scenes in the movie.” She says she trusts director Sam Taylor-Johnson completely and added that the director provided a “very safe, protected” environment so that she and Jamie Dornan would not feel uncomfortable doing the scenes.
According to Yahoo!, Johnson also previously shared one of her favorite sex scenes from “Fifty Shades of Grey.” It’s when she was tied down, blindfolded and an ice cube was ran down her naked body. The 25-year-old also added that she was proud of how beautiful the Ana-loses-her-virginity scene turned out.
Despite her impressive performance, Johnson had second doubts of wanting her family to see “Fifty Shades of Grey.” In previous interviews the actress was adamant about not letting her parents see the movie, but now she’s pretty open to the idea. Johnson says she would love for her parents to see what she’s been working on, but they’re free to leave when they get uncomfortable.
“Fifty Shades of Grey” hits theatres on Feb. 13, 2015.
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