Dakota Johnson thinks BDSM can be ''beautiful''.

The 27-year-old actress has reprised the role of Anastasia Steele in 'Fifty Shades Darker' and speaking ahead of the movie's release, Dakota has admitted to liking some of the erotic practices.

She shared: ''When we started on 'Fifty Shades', BDSM wasn't a world I was privy to at all. There are things that are grimy, then there are chic toys. Whole aspects of the BDSM world are truly beautiful.''

However, after shooting so many sex scenes with her 'Fifty Shades' co-star Jamie Dornan, Dakota admitted she is keen to do something distinctly different for her next project.

She told the February edition of Glamour magazine: ''It's not that it has put me off entirely, but I'm ready to do other stuff.''

This comes shortly after Jamie - who plays the part of Christian Grey in the 'Fifty Shades' series - admitted he has always been ''open-minded and liberal'' when it comes to sex.

The 34-year-old actor insisted he's always had a non-judgemental attitude towards the sexual preferences of other people - but admitted S&M isn't something that interests him personally.

Jamie explained: ''It was like nothing I'd experienced before. I'd never seen any form of S&M before this, I had no interest in that world ... it doesn't float my boat.

''I've always been open-minded and liberal - I'd never judge anyone's sexual preference. Whatever gets people off is entirely up to them and there's a million different ways to please yourself, sexually.''

But the Irish actor also said he wouldn't like to be real-life friends with the male protagonist from author E. L. James' erotic novels.

He explained: ''All my mates are easy going and quick to laugh - I wouldn't imagine myself sat in a pub with him.''