Dakota Johnson admits that her time portraying the role of Anastasia Steele in the erotic Fifty Shades movies did open her up to a world she wasn't "privy to at all."
The 27-year-old actress covers the February issue of Glamour U.K., and explains her new outlook on sex toys after filming numerous racy scenes for the wildly popular movies.
“Oh some of that stuff is just so beautiful!" she says. "I soon found out [while filming Fifty Shades that] there are all these different tiers. There are some things out there that are really grimy and nasty, and then there are really beautiful, intricate and chic toys."
Johnson adds, "Actually, whole aspects of the BDSM world are truly beautiful.”
Johnson wrapped filming the Fifty Shades trilogy last summer, and while proud of her work in the movies, she's open to other roles. “It’s not that it has put me off entirely, but I’m ready to do other stuff. And maybe they will be sexy [projects], or maybe they will be the complete opposite," she discloses. "But I do know that I’m ready to move on.”
Johnson also confesses to sometimes wishing she never did the movies. "It comes in waves. But this project is not going to be my swan song. It has put my life on a path that I didn’t plan to go down, but I do feel proud of it," she continues. "And the films have allowed me to do so many different projects and travel so much. In the end, Fifty Shades has plopped me in a world that I really wanted to be in.”
In a recent interview with Vogue magazine, Johnson also revealed that just like her portrayal of a woman new to the world of BDSM, she too is exploring her own sexuality. "I’m fascinated by young women coming to terms with their sexuality," she said. "I guess, by proxy, I have been experiencing that in my own life."
Johnson also addressed rumors surrounding her relationship with co-star Jamie Dornan. Here's what she had to say:
Fifty Shades Darker, the second sequel in the book-turned-movie franchise, hits theaters Feb. 10.