You live and you learn and you glue body hair to your nether regions. It’s all just part of growing up! Well, if you’re 50 Shades heartthrob Jamie Dornan, that is. Jamie says “I was very sporty when I was a kid, but I was a late developer: I was small, I wasn’t very hairy, just one of those guys who, y’know, I was a bit behind and I was young for my year and that had a big effect on me or whatever.”

The 35-year-old actor flashed part of his penis during a sexy montage with Dakota Johnson in Focus Features’ 2015 hit Fifty Shades of Grey, and in subsequent interviews, he mulled over the idea of baring even more of his body in future installments of the film trilogy. But, as he explains in a new interview with ELLE, he ultimately decided to keep his privates…well, private. Asked about a rumor that the studio offered him an additional $1 million to do full-frontal nudity in Fifty Shades Freed (out Friday), he laughed, “It was $30 million—to show one testicle.”

“No, that whole thing with offering more money to go nude?” he asked. “That didn’t happen.”

And who knows? Dornan might’ve agreed to show his genitals onscreen, had any of the films’ directors felt it was integral to the main characters’ love story. “I don’t know if I said I wouldn’t. You see my arse quite a lot. That doesn’t really bother me. You see a lot of Dakota’s tits. I would show my tits if I had them. I just thought, ‘We don’t need to be flashing the rest if it’s not essential to the story,'” he explains. “We’re not making porn, as much as people think we are.”

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Victor van der Meer

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