Fifty Shades of Grey: Rebel Wilson got Dakota Johnson to ask if she could play a dominatrix

Johnson started shooting sequel Fifty Shades Darker this week

Rebel Wilson may well be donning the latex and grabbing a whip for Fifty Shades Freed, so long as Dakota Johnson can work her magic on producers.

The comedy actress stars alongside Johnson in How to be Single and on-set chat inevitably turned to the hit BDSM franchise about playboy billionaire Christian Grey and his student submissive, Anastasia Steele.

Johnson, who plays Steele and started shooting sequel Fifty Shades Darker on Monday, has promised to put a good word about Wilson after remembering that the part of a dominatrix in the threequel still needs filling.

“Dakota was like, ‘You know there’s this one character’,” Wilson told Cosmopolitan. “I forget the name, but it’s a dominatrix character that pops up in the third movie. She was like, ‘Rebel, you could be that’. So I was like, ‘If you want to put in a word for me with Universal and see what happens, yeah’. She did offer to do that!”

If Wilson had stopped there, she might have been in for a shot but instead, she admitted not knowing what happens having never read the books: “I don’t know how I’d be in a Fifty Shades of Grey situation. The whipping might be fun but you’d probably have some tight leather outfit that wouldn’t be very breathable. Who knows, I’ll wait and see if I get offered the role.”

Fifty Shades Darker is due in UK cinemas on 10 February next year.

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