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Dakota Johnson Discusses Nudity, Sex and 'Fifty Shades Darker'

Dakota Johnson Discusses Nudity, Sex and 'Fifty Shades Darker'
Patrick Demarchelier / Vogue

“Fifty Shades Darker” star Dakota Johnson is gracing the cover of Vogue. Inside, she is opening up about her sex scenes as Anastasia Steele, being a fearless female and paving a career on her own terms.

When talking about the “Fifty Shades” movie franchise, she said, “I’m truly proud of it. It’s a cool story, and I think it’s different, and different is what I’m all about.”

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Patrick Demarchelier Vogue

For the 27-year-old, the sex scenes have become second nature to her. “Nudity is really interesting for an actor,” she says. “Jamie and I worked so incredibly closely for so long. There were no inhibitions, and it was very honest, very trusting. But I mean, what a gamble! What if he had turned out to be a total d*ck? There’s no makeup. There are no clothes to tell you a bit about the story. There’s no jewelry to give you a clue about social status. So it becomes purely about the performance.”

When speaking on the newest film “Fifty Shades Darker,” she says it’s more of a thriller than its predecessor. Ana is taking things into her own hands and controlling situations. Johnson says, “This woman is a bada**.” She added, "She’s hyperintelligent and hypersexual and very tough and very loving, and her character has so many different aspects that don’t normally make sense in one person. I tried to amplify them all.”

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Patrick Demarchelier Vogue

Dakota has developed an appreciation for the BDSM community since taking on the role, but feels that there is ignorance surrounding the lifestyle. “It can be very beautiful and tasteful, and the materials can be luxurious. It’s not like being on Hollywood Boulevard and walking by a ball-gag store. But what I admire is the bravery and the honesty of people who get down with it, who aren’t afraid to say that they need something a bit more in order to get off. America is still so sexually oppressed. Isn’t God’s gift to humans the orgasm?”

Vogue's February issue is out on newsstands January 24.

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