The Way Dakota Johnson and Jamie Dornan Prepare for Sex Scenes Is Beyond Hilarious

Hint: whiskey is involved.

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When Dakota Johnson and Jamie Dornan filmed Fifty Shades of Grey, they had only been friendly acquaintances for five weeks. In other words, they hardly knew each other, so yeah, filming sex scenes (opens in new tab) was slightly awkward.

"[Now] it's been three years, and Dakota and I are very close," Dornan told ET (opens in new tab). "We've got a great sort of love and respect for each other. We're great friends and I think that makes it easier, you know? So it's definitely more comfortable."

That said, things still get weird when simulating NSFW scenes with your BFF, which is where the pair's pre-sex routine comes in: whiskey and push-ups. Yep, when asked what she and Dornan do to prepare for sex, Johnson said "Shot of whiskey [and] mints," adding, "He does pushups and I just lay there and drink whiskey."

Oh, to be a fly on that wall.

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Mehera Bonner is a celebrity and entertainment news writer who enjoys Bravo and Antiques Roadshow with equal enthusiasm. She was previously entertainment editor at Marie Claire and has covered pop culture for over a decade.