“Fifty Shades of Grey” star Jamie Dornan talked about filming sex scenes for the Universal Pictures franchise versus filming them for “Endings, Beginnings” during the Variety studio interview at Toronto Film Festival.

The biggest difference is everyone had to look so good while filming the sex scenes for “Fifty Shades of Grey,” Dornan told Variety. “Like, ‘he needs more makeup under his eyes, he looks tired.’ All that stuff in independent films, which is why I love it, doesn’t matter. They want you to look like a real person and not some weird inspirational robot.”

On the other hand, director Drake Doremus ran a relaxed, fluid set that allowed Doremus to forget that there was a camera in the space.

“The camera would just be floating around, and it would just appear in a lovely way. It’s very freeing to work like that,” Dornan said.

But the relaxed nature of Doremus’ set could also be relative intimidating. “It’s terrifying, is the honest answer,” Dornan said. “I think it was a 70-page skeleton script that you really stick to in those one or two takes. Because that’s what you’re used to doing. And then usually after one take, he’s like, ‘I don’t want you to say anything that’s on that paper.’ And you’re like…..what happens next?” 

The Variety Studio at the Toronto Film Festival is presented by AT&T.