Jamie Dornan Reveals Filming ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ Was ‘Not Sexy’

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Christian Grey (Jamie Dornan) reveals while filming Fifty Shades of Grey Movie, it was not sexy and not as fun as you might think.

The model turned actor, Jamie Dornan revealed what it was like filming the upcoming ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ and it sounds like it was not all that it was cracked up to be.

The actor revealed that he signed a contract so that he would not have to do any full frontal nudity. “There were contracts in place that said viewers wouldn’t be seeing my, um…,” he told the U.K.’s Observer newspaper in an interview. Asked if he was referring to his “todger,” a British slang word for penis, he laughed and said: “Yeah, my todger.”

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“You want to appeal to as wide an audience as possible without grossing them out. You don’t want to make something gratuitous, and ugly, and graphic,” he said, implying that the film would rely on viewer’s imagination.

Jamie Dornan also commented on what it was like working with director Sam Taylor-Johnson.

“[Director] Sam [Taylor-Johnson] is a very bright woman, so there might be some suggestive elements to it, but I haven’t seen it at this stage, so it is hard for me to say,” he added. “I’m aware of what we shot, and it wasn’t as if we shot a film without any action.”

Christian Grey also revealed that he didn’t feel comfortable doing the sex scenes on set.

He also said that spanking co-star Dakota Johnson was anything but a turn-on. “Anyone who thinks actors get turned on doing sex scenes in films is mistaken,” Dornan said. “There are dozens of hairy men standing around, moving cables and lighting equipment. That’s not sexy unless you’re into being watched, which I’m not.”

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