'Fifty Shades Of Grey': Dakota Johnson Strips Down For ELLE

Dakota Johnson is playing Anastasia Steele in the big screen adaptation of “Fifty Shades of Grey” – but the 24-year-old actress isn’t worried in the slightest about baring it all.

“I don’t have any problem doing anything,” Dakota told ELLE of her sexy role, in an interview and steamy new pictorial for the mag. “The secret is I have no shame.”

The rising star, who is seen in a variety of seductive poses in the spread (donning thigh-highs, a bra and heels) , said she was more moved by the emotional story and power dynamic between Ana and Christian Grey than the descriptive sex scenes in the E L James novel.

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“Reading the book, I found myself more interested in the ways they were breaking each other down emotionally than the sex scenes,” she told the mag. “I think there’s a part of a woman that wants to be the thing that breaks a man down.”

See the full pictorial when ELLE’s March issues hits newsstands on February 18.

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-- Erin O’Sullivan

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