In the March issue of Elle magazine where she poses in a bra and thigh highs, the actress explains she's not shy or embarrassed about portraying a college student who falls into an S&M relationship with control freak billionaire Christian Grey.
"I don't have any problem doing anything," the 24-year-old says of shooting their racy sex scenes. "The secret is I have no shame."
It also doesn't hurt that she's got serious sparks with her costar Jamie Dornan, who plays Christian.
Their characters "have a chemical pull to each other...it allows both of them to do something that they are completely afraid of," Dakota explains.
She finds the power dynamic between the couple more interesting than the kinky bedroom scenes herself. "Reading the book, I found myself more interested in the ways they were breaking each other down emotionally than the sex scenes. I think there's a part of a woman that wants to be the thing that breaks a man down," Dakota shares.
Fifty Shades is set to hit theaters Feb. 13 of 2015, just in time for Valentine's Day. Because nothing says romance like a little bondage, right?