"Fifty Shades of ... Ana!" Actress
The "50 Shades of Grey" star poses for the cover and inside spread wearing all the trappings of a boudoir babe: thigh-high stockings, sexy heels and that smoldering come-hither stare.
Johnson poses on the cover bedside -- on her knees -- in a demure John Galliano frock juxtaposed with the headline: "Meet Dakota Johnson, the star of '50 Shades of Grey.'"
The shoot, it turns out, is several shades tamer than what the starlet is willing to do for the highly anticipated film based on E.L. James' erotica trilogy. The story chronicles the relationship and many sexual encounters between Ana, a college grad, and the enigmatic billionaire Christian Grey, played by Jamie Dornan.
"Reading the book, I found myself more interested in the ways they were breaking each other down emotionally than the sex scenes, the 24-year-old told Elle. "I think there's a part of a woman that wants to be the thing that breaks a man down."
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And she isn't holding back when it comes to the playroom acrobatics required of an actress playing Ana.
"I don't have any problem doing anything," she said. "The secret is I have no shame."
Still, the film can only go so far when it comes to graphic content.
"Obviously, the film can't be as explicit as the book," producer
Not to worry, though, the screen adaptation is "going to give [fans] what they expect, which is an intense and erotic love story," he added.
The March issue of Elle hits news stands Feb. 18.
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