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PHOTOS: Dakota Johnson Strips Down for a Fifty Shades of Grey-Inspired Shoot

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Fans may have to wait a year for the release of Fifty Shades of Grey (we know you’ve got your calendar marked for next Feb. 13!), but there have been plenty of teasers to keep everyone excited about what may be the most hotly-anticipated film on the planet. (May we remind you of the first poster featuring Jamie Dornan‘s Christian Grey?) Now, Dakota Jonhson is showing off her sexier side in a new shoot for Elle magazine‘s March issue. And yes, she’s sharing all the details on what it’s like to play Anastasia Steele.

When it comes to filming the super-spicy sex scenes, Johnson has a completely fearless attitude. “I don’t have any problem doing anything. The secret is I have no shame.” And judging by the sexy shots above, she’s totally transitioned into her on-screen alter ego — and has adapted to her rich brunette hue.

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But while many people are curious to see how the book’s notoriously racy scenes will translate to film, Johnson’s having fun figuring out what makes Anastasia tick. “Reading the book, I found myself more interested in the ways they were breaking each other down emotionally than the sex scenes,” Johnson says of the characters. “I think there’s a part of a woman that wants to be the thing that breaks a man down.” She adds that Ana and Christian have a chemical attraction that pulls them together. “It allows both of them to do something that they are completely afraid of.”

Dakota Johnson Elle Magazine
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Dakota Johnson Elle Magazine
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–Brittany Talarico