02/06/2014 02:19 pm ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Dakota Johnson Strips Down For Elle, Reveals Her Secret To Playing Anastasia Steele

Dakota Johnson is quickly becoming a household name. First, she was cast as Anastasia Steele in the highly anticipated, highly sexual book-to-screen adaptation of "Fifty Shades of Grey." Now, the 24-year-old beauty is gracing the cover of Elle's March issue, looking every bit as sultry as her character.

"I don't have any problem doing anything," Johnson tells Elle of the chops and sexual honesty needed for the "Fifty Shades" role. "The secret is I have no shame."

That said, what interested the actress most while reading the book wasn't the racy scenes, but rather the characters' interaction. "Reading the book, I found myself more interested in the ways they were breaking each other down emotionally than the sex scenes," she says. "I think there’s a part of a woman that wants to be the thing that breaks a man down."

In real life, Johnson -- daughter of actors Melanie Griffith and Don Johnson -- is dating Jordan Masterson, brother of "That '70s Show" star Danny Masterson.

From the looks of Johnson's photo shoot, he is one lucky man.

The March issue of Elle hits newsstands on Feb. 18 and will be available for digital download Feb. 11.






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