‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ Star Jamie Dornan Did Not Go Full Frontal for Erotic Novel Adaptation

But fear not, the actor playing Christian Grey promises enough “action” to satisfy those intrigued by the story’s BDSM elements

Jamie Dornan, Dakota Johnson in "Fifty Shades of Grey" trailer
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If audiences were anticipating a glimpse of Jamie Dornan‘s junk in Universal’s upcoming “Fifty Shades of Grey” adaptation, then they should anticipate disappointment instead.

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The actor, who plays Christian Grey opposite Dakota Johnson as Anastasia Steele, told The Guardian that “there were contracts in place” that ensure he would not have to go full frontal for the film, which is expected to be Rated R.

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“You want to appeal to as wide an audience as possible without grossing them out. You don’t want to make something gratuitous, and ugly, and graphic,” he said.

Still, that doesn’t mean there won’t be plenty of erotic thrills for viewers who buy a ticket when the film, directed by Sam Taylor-Johnson, hits theaters on Feb. 13.

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“Same 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,” he said. “I’m aware of what we shot, and it wasn’t as if we shot a film without any action.”