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If you're still blushing from watching yesterday's first Fifty Shades of Grey trailer, Jamie Dornan and Dakota Johnson know where you're coming from.

They filmed all of those sexy moments, after all ... and it wasn't easy.

In a Today interview that followed the morning show's PTC-criticized 50 Shades unveiling, the stars dished on the "sexual acrobatics" required.

"The reality of it," said Dornan, is much different.

It may look sensual, but "there's a burly man you don't know very well three feet from your face ... which isn't how you usually have sex, [not] me, anyway."

Dakota Johnson deadpanned, "I do, a lot."

She kids, but "it's more about visually what our bodies look like and what we're doing," she clarified, "so it's more of like a dance. It's like acrobatics."

"Sexual acrobatics," Dornan laughed.

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The official trailer for Fifty Shades of Grey is here. Was it worth the wait?

Our first look at the film adaption of E.L. James' erotic novel debuted on Today this morning, and it's safe to say that Matt Lauer and company don't usually see this much skin on their family friendly set.

Check it out below and see Christian Grey come to life at last ...

"Did that clip just air, or has my alarm just not gone off yet?" Lauer joked afterward.

NBC executives determined that the full trailer was a bit too risque for morning television, so they decided to go with a shortened version, but you can watch the whole thing above.

As teased in the Fifty Shades trailer posted by Beyonce earlier this week, the clip features a new, eroticized version of Bey's 2003 hit, "Crazy in Love."

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After plenty of casting drama, a pushed-back release date and only 2 months of filming it looks like the '50 Shades' movie is all (ahem) tied up.

"And that's a wrap..." tweeted author E. L. James on Friday evening.

Now fans just have to wait a long 11 months before they get to see Anastasia Steele and Christian Grey in all their naughty big-screen glory.

Jamie Dornan Shirtless Photo
Jamie Dornan modeling shirtless. This is the actor who got the part of Christian Grey. What do you think?

Ever since the news broke that the smutty best-seller was being turned into a movie, fans have been speculating on just how true to the book the film could possibly stay.

Too little and all you have left is a slightly boring romance.

Too much and you have straight up porn.

Not that there's anything wrong with that.

The film's stars haven't given us much to go on: "Reading the book, I found myself more interested in the ways they were breaking each other down emotionally than the sex," Dakota Johnson has said.

Yeah, but what about the sex??

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There are now exactly 365 days until the Fifty Shades of Grey movie hits theaters, and the anticipation's just killing us ... although not as much so after this.

Anastasia Steele herself, Dakota Johnson, has given Vanity Fair a little taste of what 50 fans can expect from the film, and it sounds like a snooze-fest.

At least before Christian Grey is in the picture to heat things up!

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"A lot of getting into the character's head, in Ana's headspace before she meets Christian, so it's a lot of reading, which I love," Johnson told the magazine.

"She's an English major, so that's kinda boring."

Seriously. Who majors in that?!

Of course, that's just the beginning, prior to the TORRID love affair between the two leads, during which Dakota promises she "doesn't have a problem" with anything.

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Dakota Johnson is showing off her seductive side in Elle, proving that she was a spot-on choice to play the coveted role of Fifty Shades of Grey's Anastasia Steele

Johnson graces the cover of the fashion mag in a flirty romantic dress and naughty knee-highs while posing on the edge of a bed.

A preview of what's to come? 

Dakota Johnson in Elle
Dakota Johnson gears up for her role as Anastasia Steele.

The 24-year-old starlet chatted openly about the hotly-anticipated film and why she decided to go down that very exotic road:

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Fifty Shades of Grey doesn't hit theaters until 2015, but there are already trailers galore on the web that give us a preview. Fan-made previews, but still.

Ever since Jamie Dornan was cast as Christian Grey, fans have assumed, or at least hoped, that he and Dakota Johnson have the right kind of chemistry.

Charlie Hunnam, before bailing on the Fifty Shades of Grey movie and being replaced by Dornan this fall, had cited "a tangible chemistry" with Johnson.

A chemistry, he said, that "felt exciting and fun and weird and compelling." Gulp. The million-dollar question: Do Jamie and Dakota possess a similar spark?

This unofficial Fifty Shades of Grey trailer seeks to shed some light on the subject:

Wow. Obviously, this sexy footage of the two actors is nothing like we'll see in the actual trailer, which should be coming out next summer sometime.

They're not even together in the roles shown above. Still, if it helps you envision them as Christian and Ana at all, what you're envisioning is likely pretty hot.

No offense to Charlie Hunnam, but Jamie Dornan is rather dashing, don't you think? The more you watch trailers like this, the better choice he appears.

Speaking of which ... watch a bunch more of them after the jump!

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The Fifty Shades of Grey movie is actually going to happen. Finally, after over a year of speculation and months of delays, the production is underway.

Producer Dana Brunetti Tweeted a photo of a film slate from the set Sunday with the caption, "Here we go." Sadly, there were no whips or chains visible:

50 Shades of Grey Underway

Once targeted to hit theaters next summer, the movie adaptation of EL James' novel has been pushed back due to casting changes and other factors.

The sexy motion picture is now slated for release February 13, 2015.

While everyone has their opinions regarding the casting, it shouldn't come as news to anyone that Jamie Dornan and Dakota Johnson are now the film's leads.

See them filming some of the early scenes for the flick below ...

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Dakota Johnson says she knew she wanted to play Anastasia Steele in Fifty Shades of Grey even before she read the popular erotic novel trilogy.

Her resolve only strengthened once she had a chance to.

Dakota Johnson as Ana Steele

"I just really understand it," Johnson said of the coveted role she's been given. "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 can happen, you have this chemical pull to someone. The sex makes it perfect."

"Sometimes you feel a little bit naughty, and that's okay."

The actress, whose parents are Melanie Griffith and Don Johnson, says no one except her boyfriend, actor Jordan Masterson, knew she was even up for the part.

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In a seemingly inevitable move, the release date for Universal's upcoming Fifty Shades of Grey movie has been delayed until Valentine's Day 2015.

The movie had been scheduled for an August 1, 2014 release, but production in Vancouver has already been pushed back due to recent turmoil.

Northern Irish actor Jamie Dornan, who plays kinky billionaire Christian Grey, replaced Charlie Hunnam in the lead role and needs time to prep.

Fortunately, he also found the time to pose for EW's new cover story:

  • Jamie Dornan, Dakota Johnson
  • Jamie Dornan: Christian Grey

The studio insists that the move was also necessitated by the hectic summer schedule that the Fifty Shades of Grey movie was originally competing in.

Guardians of the Galaxy hits theaters next year, and other studios are moving films from June and July to August to avoid the World Cup in Brazil.

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After more than a year of rumors, speculation and online fantasy casting, Charlie Hunnam was unveiled as the star of Fifty Shades of Grey in September.

Then he got cold feet. Despite the stock "scheduling conflicts" line, the consensus is that Hunnam bailed on Fifty Shades of Grey because of the attention.

Some fans were disappointed, but many were downright thrilled at the chance to re-cast the role they didn't feel Hunnam was a great fit for anyway.

The aftermath of the casting shakeup has led to other behind-the-scenes changes that are less public but still significant, as well as more questions.

So here's the latest on what's going on with the project since Charlie Hunnam's exit and what changes we can expect (and not expect) with him gone:

The next Christian. Obviously, this is the one on everyone's mind.

The short list, according to inside sources (not fans), includes Jamie Dornan of the U.K. series The Fall, and Alexander Skarsgard of True Blood.

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