Although the sequels Fifty Shades Darker and Fifty Shades Freed were filmed back-to-back, DeGeneres presented an idea for a fourth movie — entitled Fifty Shades Darkest — and used the series’ leading man to act out a scene for the parody when he visited her show.
Donning a wig to cover his newly shaved head, Dornan is relaxing on a bed when the talk-show host enters the room dressed as a seductive Staples worker, complete with fake breasts.
“I assume you like a girl in a uniform,” she said.
DeGeneres then takes out her bag of tricks, attempting to tantalize Dornan with a staple remover. However, he’s not feeling it.
“You know, I’m not really into that,” the 34-year-old actor says. “I don’t really think anybody’s into that.”
When DeGeneres pulls out a stapler, Dornan is much more receptive, allowing the TV personality to restrain him to the headboard using Scotch tape.
Although Christian Grey would probably find a way to use a stapler in the bedroom, Dornan admits that he’s much less experienced than his character.
“The funny thing is, pretty much everything you find in the red room, you’ve used a version of, but not for the same effect,” he explained. “Like, it’s more for riding a horse or something. Or doing up a bag that’s particularly full and if you’re using a buckle. That kind of thing. You have the skill set and you kind of surprise yourself. Most of it — I have to admit — I was very green about all that stuff.”
The actor also passed on taking any of the toys home to his wife, Amelia Warner.
“I don’t think she wants a used prop,” he said.
Fifty Shades Darker hits theaters Feb. 10.
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