Dakota Johnson’s Pubic Hair Also Plays a Role in ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’

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From the intimate sex scenes to the distinct personality traits of each character, there’s a ton of detail that went into filming Fifty Shades of Grey — right down to Dakota Johnson’s pubic hair.

Yes, director Sam Taylor-Johnson felt it imperative that every aspect of Anastasia Steele’s appearance coincide with the book and assist in developing her character, including her personal grooming down there.

Taylor-Johnson told HuffPost Live that everything about Anastasia’s look was a “conscious choice.”

“Dakota and I had a very funny discussion about the arc and journey of her pubic hair, that she should start one way, and she goes on this journey with it, and in line with how it’s written in the book is the journey of that,” laughed Taylor-Johnson. “Look out for the journey of the pubic hair!”

However, Johnson’s development into Steele went beyond just her outward appearance.

“She really embodied Anastasia Steele,” Taylor-Johnson revealed. “From the moment I met her I thought ‘Yeah, I think this is the girl.’ Because she has a sweetness and a vulnerability but she’s strong and she’s a strong woman as a person, and all of that we needed for the arc of Anastasia and for her journey, so that we feel that as she goes through it she becomes more and more empowered.”

Watch the full interview below.