Hardware and that smoldering stare! The first full scene from Fifty Shades of Grey was released on the Today show on Monday, Feb. 2, and it features Christian Grey (Jamie Dornan) and Anastasia Steele (Dakota Johnson) in a hardware store where she works.
“What can I help you with?” doe-eyed Steele timidly asks the hunky CEO in the clip.
“Do you stock cable ties?” he asks her, in addition to requesting “masking tape” and “rope.” As Steele hands him masking tape, their hands briefly touch in a palpable moment of tension. The entire exchange is rather awkward and tame compared to the film’s Super Bowl spot released Sunday, Feb. 1, during the big game.
The 41-second trailer contained most of the same footage from previous teasers, but this one revealed what happened after Grey and Steele’s sexy elevator kiss. Four men in suits stare at the couple suspiciously following their steamy makeout.
Surprisingly, Dornan, 32, revealed in an interview with Time published Monday, Jan. 2, that the hardest scenes to shoot were not what people suspected. “Anyone will tell you that sex scenes, regardless of the content of the film, are always a tricky experience and relatively uncomfortable,” Dornan told the mag. “But I guess the scene that had for me personally the most pressure on it, was the interview scene.”
The hardest scene for Johnson, however, was indeed one of the raunchiest ones. “There’s a scene in which Christian uses a flogger on Anastasia,” the Hollywood scion, 25, told Time. “Filming a sex scene is not a sensual or pleasurable environment. It’s really hot — not in a steamy, sexual way. It’s just sweaty and it’s not very comfortable. And on top of that, my hands and legs were tied, and I was blindfolded, and I was being hit with this bizarre tool.”