Dakota Johnson Is Totally Over ‘Simulating Sex’ for ‘Fifty Shades Darker’
Another day, another sex scene for Dakota Johnson.
The actress, who has been in Vancouver, Canada filming the two follow-ups to Fifty Shades of Grey, Fifty Shades Darker and Fifty Shades Freed, says she’s totally “over” doing the deed — well, faking doing the deed — with co-star Jamie Dornan. In her latest article with Interview magazine, the 26-year-old muses about the “tedious” work that goes into shooting her R-Rated scenes.
“I’m filming the next two installments of the Fifty Shades movies back-to-back,” she tells interviewer and musician Chrissie Hynde. “I’m doing [a sex scene] today. It’s not … comfortable. It’s pretty tedious.”
“Well, we’re not having actual sex,” she continues. “But I’ve been simulating sex for seven hours straight right now, and I’m over it.”
“No! God, no. Thank God,” she says. “But he knows it’s happening, obviously. He must know the drill by now.”
According to Johnson, she’s slated to spend “five or six months” in Canada to finish the last two installments of the E.L. James adaptation.
“I haven’t been in one place for that long in maybe five or six years. And I found myself getting completely erratic with what I wanted to do with my free time—like, what books I was going to read or albums I wanted to listen to, what movies I wanted to watch. I couldn’t ever pick one. I couldn’t figure out what to do,” she admitted. “And Vancouver, it’s so rainy here that when there’s a sunny day, people lose their minds and they don’t know whether to go ride a bike or whether to go for a walk or what, and it’s insane. That’s how I sort of feel in my brain right now.”
Let’s just hope she has time to recoup for what’s to be a whirlwind press tour. Fifty Shades Darker is slated to hit theaters Feb. 10, 2017.