It’s tough being a Hollywood actress whose main job at the moment involves shooting back-to-back sex scenes with Jamie Dornan.
Dakota Johnson, who plays Anastasia Steele in the Fifty Shades movies, has announced that she is “over” the Red Room where Dornan’s playboy billionaire Christian Grey submits her to all kinds of BDSM action.
“We’re not having actual sex,” the 26-year-old told Chrissie Hynde for Interview magazine. “But I’ve been simulating sex for seven hours straight right now and I’m over it. It’s not…comfortable. It’s pretty tedious.”
Johnson and Dornan are currently shooting sequels Fifty Shades Darker and Fifty Shades Freed, based on EL James’ erotic novels of the same name.
James Foley has taken over as director after Sam Taylor-Johnson quit following a highly-publicised clash with James while making Fifty Shades of Grey.
Iconic sex scenes
Iconic sex scenes
1/11 Basic Instinct
Sharon Stone and Michael Douglas in Basic Instinct, famous for its graphic sex scenes and infamous 'leg-crossing' scene
Leonardo DiCaprio's hand in his Titanic sex scene with Kate Winslet is iconic in itself
3/11 Dirty Dancing
Jennifer Grey and Patrick Swayze dance to Solomon Burke's 'Cry To Me' in the Dirty Dancing sex scene
4/11 Bridget Jones' Diary
The 'absolutely enormous panties' moment between Bridget and Daniel Cleaver in Bridget Jones Diary
5/11 When Harry Met Sally
Meg Ryan faking an orgasm in the middle of a packed diner as Sally in 1989's When Harry Met Sally
6/11 American Beauty
Lester is enchanted by his daughter's best friend (Mena Suvari) in American Beauty
Patrick Swayze and Demi Moore's sex scene takes place at a pottery wheel
James McAvoy and Keira Knightley steam up the library in 2007's period romance Atonement
9/11 The Sessions
Helen Hunt having sex with a severely disabled man who's never had sex before in The Sessions
10/11 Hot Shots!
Charlie Sheen cracks an egg onto the stomach of love interest Valeria Golina in the 1991 spoof Hot Shots! Golina is so 'hot' the egg fries straight away and Sheen's character decides to add some bacon
11/11 Fifty Shades of Grey
Not so much one iconic sex scene as a whole movie full of them, Dakota Johnson and Jamie Dornan play Anastasia Steele and BDSM-loving billionaire in the big screen adaptation of EL James' erotic novels - prepare to get hot under the collar (while sporadically breaking into fits of giggles)
Johnson shared some amusing details about the contents of the Red Room fans didn’t see in the first film during an interview with The Independent last year.
“There are some crazy things in there, like certain chairs for certain positions,” she said. “One of them was this tiny little leather chair that looks like that thing when you go to the gynaecologist and put your feet up. I never saw the Red Room until the scene where you see me see it for the first time in the movie.”
Dornan meanwhile, told us that he had visited a real-life sex dungeon to research his part as the dominant. “It was a very strange way to spend a Tuesday evening and I probably won’t have many like it,” he said. “I was sober but they did give me a room temperature beer which I nursed through the experience. It was…an eye-opener.”
Fifty Shades Darker arrives in UK cinemas on 10 February 2017, just in time for Valentine’s Day.