The "Fifty Shades of Grey" stars say they went to great lengths to nail the sex scenes between Christian Grey and Anastasia Steele.
In a "Today" show interview that aired on Friday, star Jamie Dornan explained that filming the book's racy scenes wasn't exactly what fans might have pictured.
"The reality of it, is that there's a burly man you don't know very well three feet from your face," the 32-year-old said. "Which isn't how you usually have sex – [not] me, anyway."
"I do, a lot," Dakota deadpanned.
But to get the film's S&M moments just right, Dakota explained that they kicked it up – literally.
"It's more about visually what our bodies look like and what we're doing," the actress explained. "So, it's more of like a dance. It's like acrobatics."
"Sexual acrobatics," Jamie added as they both laughed.
Author E.L. James assured fans that what made her books so famous isn't toned down all that much for the big screen.
"What I've seen hasn't been particularly watered down, so, um, yeah," the author said in the interview. "I thought it was interesting!"
Fans will find out just how interesting it all is (or isn't!) on February 13, 2015.
-- Jesse Spero
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