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Fifty shades of chaste! Dakota Johnson films an adaptation of Jane Austen’s Persuasion

Fifty shades of chaste! Dakota Johnson kisses her co-star Cosmo Jarvis while filming an adaptation of Jane Austen’s Persuasion – but this one’s very demure

It’s a long way from the steamy sex scenes that made her name in the erotic drama Fifty Shades Of Grey.

Instead, Dakota Johnson has traded raunchy bondage gear for a very demure period outfit in a new adaptation of Jane Austen’s Persuasion.

As our exclusive pictures show, the 31-year-old shared a relatively chaste clinch with co-star Cosmo Jarvis as they filmed in Bath last week. 

She donned a full-length dark-blue dress and ankle boots for the lead role of Anne Elliott, while Peaky Blinders star Jarvis plays the dashing naval officer, and love of her life, Captain Frederick Wentworth.

As our exclusive pictures show, 31-year-old Dakota Johnson shared a relatively chaste clinch with co-star Cosmo Jarvis as they filmed in Bath last week

She donned a full-length dark-blue dress and ankle boots for the lead role of Anne Elliott, while Peaky Blinders star Jarvis plays the dashing naval officer, and love of her life, Captain Frederick Wentworth

She donned a full-length dark-blue dress and ankle boots for the lead role of Anne Elliott, while Peaky Blinders star Jarvis plays the dashing naval officer, and love of her life, Captain Frederick Wentworth

‘Dakota was asked to do take after take during the afternoon but seemed happy in her work. It was certainly a lot of kissing,’ said a bystander.

‘In between shots she was playfully skipping around, laughing and joking with people on the set. She was definitely in a good mood and looked to be enjoying herself.’

The scene, in which the actress’s brunette tresses are gathered in an elegant up-do, is a far cry from her portrayal of smart but naive Anastasia Steele in the Fifty Shades trilogy. 

Dakota Johnson has traded raunchy bondage gear for a very demure period outfit in a new adaptation of Jane Austen’s Persuasion

Dakota Johnson has traded raunchy bondage gear for a very demure period outfit in a new adaptation of Jane Austen’s Persuasion

The daughter of Melanie Griffith and Don Johnson – and granddaughter of film legend Tippi Hedren – co-stars alongside Richard E. Grant and model Suki Waterhouse in the ‘modern, witty’ version of Austen’s classic tale for Netflix.

Ms Johnson, who is dating Coldplay frontman Chris Martin, was previously seen shooting scenes for the movie – which features a diverse ‘colour-blind’ cast – in Dorset.

It is one of two rival versions of Persuasion in the works, with the other starring Sarah Snook, best known as Shiv Roy in Sky Atlantic’s hit drama Succession.

Austen’s last completed novel tells the story of a woman who defies society’s rules by remaining unmarried at 27, choosing to live with her near-bankrupt family instead of tying the knot because she still holds a torch for Capt Wentworth.

It was last adapted for ITV in 2007 with Sally Hawkins taking the role of Anne.

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