The Fifty Shades trilogy may be one of the sexiest franchises in existence, but thanks to pre-release press tours, we’ve come to know that filming the movies is anything but steamy. Throughout the press tour for Fifty Shades Freed, stars Jamie Dornan and Dakota Johnson have spent a lot of time talking about how unsexy it is to actually portray the very sexy Christian Grey and Anastasia Steele — from the real story behind that gorgeous “James Bond” photo to their “wee” undergarments they wear during sex scenes.
Recently, on Jimmy Kimmel Live! and The Graham Norton Show, Dornan revealed that he got an unexpected surprise when choosing the “wee bag” to wear during sex scenes. He told the hosts that in selecting his modesty pouch, he learned that it had already been used — by ‘Inmate Number 3.’ He told Kimmel, “I was like, ‘Shit. This has been used before?’ When you picture the guy playing Inmate No. 3 in a movie in your head…I don’t know. It’s not sexy!”
And in a new interview with Marie Claire, Dakota Johnson opened up about the modesty thong she wore during sex scenes for the latest installment — and she may have Dornan beat in the cringeworthy department. Sure, Dornan had to wear a recycled “wee bag,” but Johnson had strapless modesty thongs super-glued onto her.
We’ve heard a lot of stories from celebrities about how unsexy it is to actually film a sex scene, but we think this one takes the cake.
Sure, Dornan and Dakota Johnson may come out of their Fifty Shades tenure a bit scarred in the sex scene department, but they’ve been good sports in opening up about their unsexy experiences. We’re definitely going to miss these cringeworthy stories on the Fifty Shades press tours.
Fifty Shades Freed is now in theaters.