Dakota Johnson Would Never Use a Body Double for Sex Scenes

Posted 2017/02/13 6844 0

Hollywood actress Dakota Johnson has revealed why she insisted on doing all of the sex scenes in new film Fifty Shades Darker rather than use a body double.


Actress Dakota Johnson has refuted rumours of using a body double for her sex scenes in James Foley's Fifty Shades Darker, a sequel to her 2015 drama, Fifty Shades of Grey, which was helmed by Sam Taylor-Johnson.

In an interview with an international website, the actress, who plays the role of Anastasia Steele, said, "It would have felt like a cop-out if I did. If I were going to do this job, I was going to do it 100 per cent and give it everything. I wanted to be true and honest to the role, and the character. I don't have a problem with nudity. I think it is beautiful and so I was okay with that." Asked if she feels confident about her body, she adds, " I was brought up to respect myself and be comfortable and confident. I always admired that in other women; I was always attracted to those who were not ever worrying about what other people think."

However, she did admit that doing it the second time around with co-star Jamie Dornan, who plays her on-screen love interest, Christian Grey, was a lot easier than the first. The daughter of megastars Melanie Griffith and Don Johnson told the Mirror: "We knew what we were getting into, so were definitely more comfortable. "In some ways it was a longer haul, there was more work and a lot more to do, but it seemed like we were in capable hands and we knew what was going on more than the first time."

Fifty Shades Darker is an erotic romantic drama film directed by James Foley and written by Niall Leonard, based on the novel of the same name by E. L. James. The second film in the Fifty Shades film series, it is the sequel to 2015 film Fifty Shades of Grey. The film stars Dakota Johnson and Jamie Dornan as Anastasia Steele and Christian Grey, with Eric Johnson, Eloise Mumford, Bella Heathcote, Rita Ora, Luke Grimes, Victor Rasuk, Kim Basinger and Marcia Gay Harden in supporting roles.

Released in the United States on February 10, 2017, the film received negative reviews, with criticism aimed at its screenplay, acting and narrative. As of February 12, 2017, Fifty Shades Darker has grossed $46.8 million in the United States and Canada and $97.7 million in other territories for a worldwide total of $144.6 million, against a production budget of $55 million.