Dakota Johnson and Jamie Dornan aren't quite ready to play with whips and chains yet, but they're getting there!
The Fifty Shades of Grey costars shared their first romantic moment on the film's Vancouver set on Monday, Dec. 8, when Johnson (Anastasia Steele) gently kissed the cheek of Dornan (Christian Grey).
The tame but promising scene appears to be shot outside of Grey Enterprises, aka the business that turned Christian into a billionaire. Dornan, 31, wears his character's standard well-tailored gray suit, while Johnson, 24, keeps up Anastasia's plain but pretty demeanor in a simple red dress and belted camel trench coat.
Clearly these two can handle an innocent peck on the cheek, but how will they fare when things take a raunchier turn? Perfectly fine, of course! When Entertainment Weekly asked Dornan if he was concerned about playing such a sexual character, he replied confidently, "I certainly don't fear it."
"I already got a glimpse into working with [director] Sam [Taylor-Johnson] at the test, and I'd met Dakota by then," he explained. "So I had a glimpse into how I felt it would be if I got the part. None of it scared me."
As for Johnson? "I just really understand it," she said of the romance. "I think it's an incredible love story, and that's why it's affected so many people. Erica [author E.L. James] did a really good job of explaining how that just can happen sometimes and you have this chemical pull to someone. Adding in the sex makes it perfect. Sometimes you feel a little bit naughty, and that's okay."
Of course it is, darling! Everyone should do something now and then that turns them the color of the Communist Manifesto.