Jamie Dornan has filmed some very racy scenes for Fifty Shades Of Grey opposite Dakota Johnson

His onscreen alter ago Christian Grey might find S&M a turn-on but Jamie Dornan doesn’t find it quite so titillating.

The actor has filmed some pretty racy sex scenes with co-star Dakota Johnson for the much-anticipated Fifty Shades of Grey movie. He’s already revealed that he learned to use a whip for the saucy footage and got handy with bondage-style ropes. Ooh-er!

But, unlike Christian, Jamie definitely didn’t find it arousing, especially with the added element of a film crew watching it all. Awkward…

‘Anyone who thinks actors get turned on doing sex scenes in films is mistaken,’ says Jamie, 32.

‘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.’

Luckily, Jamie‘s wife Amelia Warner knows the name of the game too, given that she used to be an actress herself.

‘She understands that it is work,’ says Jamie. ‘I don’t think we will be watching it together too many times at home, though.’

Fifty Shades‘ leading lady Dakota, who plays naïve student Anastasia Steele, comes from a family of actors who have probably experienced sex scenes too but she’s still not keen on them seeing her get intimate on screen.

‘I don’t want Dakota‘s parents watching it either!’ quips Jamie.

For Jamie the concern is more about the reaction he’ll get from his friends rather than his dad.

‘I’m more concerned about my mates. More concerned about the ribbing I’ll get,’ he explains.

‘We’re all quite harsh with each other, in a lovely, known-each-other-all-our-lives way.’

Aw! We hope they don’t give you too much of a hard time, Jamie! The heartthrob actor doesn’t think that the sexy scenes shot for the film – which is directed by Sam Taylor-Johnson – go too far though.

‘You want to appeal to as wide an audience as possible without grossing them out,’ he tells The Guardian.

‘You don’t want to make something gratuitous, and ugly, and graphic. Sam 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.

‘I’m aware of what we shot, and it wasn’t as if we shot a film without any action.’

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