In addition to the new TV spot for the highly anticipated Fifty Shades of Grey film, an exclusive clip featuring the two leading characters, Anastasia Steele and Christian Grey, has been revealed. The clip premiered on Today and can now be viewed online to get a taste of a full scene from the upcoming movie.
This scene from Fifty Shades of Grey will be well-recognized my many readers of the original novel that the film is based on. The clip showcases Dakota Johnson (The Social Network, 21 Jump Street) as Anastasia and Jamie Dornan (Once Upon a Time, The Fall) as Christian and the two happen across each other in the hardware store where Johnson’s character works.
Anastasia is surprised by the sight of Christian in her work space and is very much taken aback when she sees him. Christian approaches her and asks for a few items he needs while he’s out running errands. His purchases include that of cable ties, masking tape and rope. Anastasia acquires Christian’s requests for him in between lines of much sexual undertone and finishes the scene by nervously joking that according to his purchases, he is the complete serial killer.
Fifty Shades of Grey is known very well for its explicit sexual content and even though this clip showcases none of that, Dornan provides an enigmatic sense about him that insinuates there is more going on than what meets the eye to him. Johnson’s character is still very timid and virginal at this point in the story, but rest assured, she will be seen steaming up the screen in some of the later scenes of the movie.
It has been reported that sex scenes will make up one-fifth of the Fifty Shades of Grey movie, leaving the other four fifths to scenes of assisted storytelling, furthering the plot and relationship between Anastasia and Christian. The two leads have spoken out, regarding what were some of the most difficult scenes for them to shoot. Johnson’s may be one that audiences would expect to be very trying, whereas Dornan’s hardest feat to accomplish may be more surprising.
Dornan stated that the iconic interview scene where the two characters meet for the first time was the most challenging part of shooting for him. Dornan’s statement continues to inform audiences that this particular part of Fifty Shades of Grey is when Christian is first revealed and when Dornan’s first bit of screen time will be showcased. In addition, there is the overwhelming amount of pressure that comes from the need to snap into the lustful chemistry between Anastasia and Christian immediately. Dornan says that this scene where Anastasia is interviewing Christian for her college paper took two full days of shooting to complete, so he was not the only one who felt the pressure to get it right.
Johnson’s most trying scene in Fifty Shades of Grey deals with more physical aspects of the process. One of the times Anastasia is brought into Christian’s “playroom” of BDSM (Bondage, Dominance, Sadism and Masochism) is what proved most challenging for her to film. In this particular scene Johnson has talked about, she had to repeatedly be flogged for multiple hours throughout the day, a very physically strenuous task, indeed.
The new exclusive clip for Fifty Shades of Grey can be viewed below in the Variety source. Audiences can feast their eyes on the entirety of the movie when it his theaters on Feb. 13, 2015.
By Cody Collier