Dakota Johnson Needed a Butt Double on ‘Fifty Shades of Grey,’ But Not Because She’s Shy
February 18, 2016 - Fifty Shades of Grey
One amorous stage called for a close-up shot of Johnson’s exposed butt, though a 26-year-old singer apparently has a tattoo on her back that wouldn’t work for her intimately trusting character, Anastasia Steele.
“We did have a boundary double for Dakota,” McGarvey recounted. “I had a pleasure of casting a non-tattooed bottom.”
The Oscar-nominated cinematographer pronounced some of a many weird moments of his 25-year-long career happened while filming Fifty Shades.
“[Johnson] had kind of a patch that went over her pubic area, and right turn her whole body,” McGarvey shared. “We were in a extraordinary situation, in postproduction, of adding [pubic hair].”
“I wouldn’t contend it was one of a highlights of my career, though it positively was one of a many surreal scenarios,” McGavey added.
Johnson wasn’t a usually one who indispensable some beautiful coverage, either. According to McGarvey, “Jamie [Dornan] had a cover over his penis,” that contingency have been formidable to censor in post-production as well.
With a film’s sequel, Fifty Shades Darker, kicking adult production, maybe they’ll save themselves a time of anticipating a physique double for Johnson and only write in a stage where Anastasia gets a tattoo on her butt.