A scene from Fifty Shades of Grey.
A scene from Fifty Shades of Grey.

Fifty Shades star: It will be "more than you can handle"

THE press schedule ahead of the Fifty Shades of Grey film release this week has been packed with innuendo, fan fears and seriously awkward video junkets.

But the movie's big star, Jamie Dornan, hasn't forgotten about his hoards of female admirers online.

Leaving no lewd suggestion unanswered, the former Calvin Klein model, who plays Christian Grey in the Sam Taylor-Johnson-directed adaptation, provided a blunt response to Jenny Johnson's query during a Twitter Q&A this weekend.

"Now will '50 Shades' give me a big 'ol boner the same way 'The Fall' did?" she tweeted.

"@JennyJohnsonHi5 Bigger than you know how to handle #AskJamieDornan," Dornan replied.

On what fans can expect of his steamy on-screen trysts with co-star Dakota Johnson (who plays Anastasia Steele), he told E! News last week:

"I think it's sexy. I think it's erotic, but we stayed true to the love story above all, which is so important.

"Of course it's erotic, but you don't get a series of three books like that - a story that's spanned over three books-purely out of erotica."

Fifty Shades of Grey will be released in Australia on Thursday.