Though Dornan did not go full frontal for the movie, he tells GQ UK magazine that it was still a little embarrassing to shoot the S&M scenes on set. "Your dignity is intact as much as it's all tucked away in a little flesh-colored bag," he says of staying covered up in a very compromising shoot. "As a guy you put all your essentials in a little bag and you tie it up like a little bag of grapes and it's tucked away. It's quite a peculiar thing to do every day."
That being said, Dornan doesn't seem too affected by the sex scenes themselves. "I'm an extremely liberal person, I don't give a f**k. If people are into that, they're into that," he says of the S&M lifestyle. "There's weirder sh** than that. I think plane spotting is far weirder than S&M. That I really don't get. I can understand why people are into S&M, but standing outside Heathrow Terminal 5 waiting for Ryanair to come in?"
Dornan recently revealed to ELLE magazine that he visited a sex dungeon as research for his role as Christian Grey, but went into a bit more detail about his experience at the lair to GQ. "I can tell you from an alarmingly first-hand perspective it's not altogether sexy," he says. "But I've been in a dungeon with a lukewarm beer while a dominant has had some fun with his submissive and it was very playful and jovial and not at all dark and serious. There was a lot of laughter."
The 32-year-old actor seems to be a men's magazine favorite as the release of movie fast approaches. Dornan shared on his Facebook that he's also on the cover of Details magazine.
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