We see pretty much all of Dakota Johnson in “Fifty Shades of Grey” – a fact the actress was keenly aware of when she was preparing for the film.
At the film’s junket in Los Angeles on Saturday, the 25-year-old told Access Hollywood how she got in shape to play Anastasia Steele.
“I thought beforehand that I would get in shape because mostly like, it was kind of athletic shooting those scenes. You weirdly need endurance,” Dakota told Access’ Liz Hernandez, of the movie’s ample love scenes. “But also, I wanted Ana’s body to look like that of a fairly active college student.”
The actress said her cardio of choice was “running.”
“Jamie [Dornan] and I worked out with a trainer and it was mostly maintaining the same level of energy and eating healthy,” she said.
Dakota also revealed her favorite sex scene of the movie (the champagne/ice-cube down the chest moment) and said she’s proud of how the Ana-loses-her-virginity scene turned out.
“The virginity scene I think is something that is so beautiful, and the way that [cinematographer] Seamus [McGarvey] and [director] Sam [Taylor-Johnson] shot that scene – it’s really incredible,” she said. “And the colors! It’s so saturated and then, just watching a really profound moment in a young girl’s life.”
Adding, “I think that was pretty special to do.”
“Fifty Shades of Grey” hits theaters on Friday.
— Erin O’Sullivan
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