Fifty Shades Freed doesn’t hit theatres until Friday but if you can’t wait, or don’t feel like watching the first two movies of the franchise yet again, this should satisfy you. Jamie Dornan joined The Late Late Show (Monday through Friday at 12:37 am ET, on CTV) host James Corden for a scene straight out of Fifty Shades of Grey — and if you thought Dakota Johnson‘s Anastasia Steele seeing Christian Grey’s Red Room of Pain was both titillating and awkward, just wait until you see Jamie when he walks into James’ playroom.
In a role reversal, Corden takes on the dominant’s role, telling Dornan that he can “leave at any time.” Like Anastasia, Jamie is apprehensive, yet intrigued, and follows James into the room. And it’s like nothing he ever imagined.
Rather than whips and riding crops and floggers and cuffs, Dornan — and the rest of us — is treated to model train sets. That’s right, lots and lots of trains. Hilarious, but then things take a weird turn. (You know, because things weren’t weird already.)
Set to The Dream‘s “Code Blue,” straight out of the Fifty Shades Darker soundtrack, Corden tells Dornan to turn around before the two engage in all kinds of “foreplay.” The pair dress up as train conductors (overalls and caps, of course), then James demands that Jamie call him “signal master.” It’s weirdly, and we mean weirdly, kind of a little bit sexy. But if you’re not all hot and bothered by the climax, we get it. Because the ending is anything but happy.
This version may be G-rated compared to the S&M-filled movies but that doesn’t make it any less uncomfortable. And with Dornan telling ITV’s Lorraine that he is “done” with Fifty Shades, he may have used age as an excuse, but we think we know the real reason why. Blame Corden!
The Late Late Show With James Corden airs Monday through Friday at 12:37 am ET, on CTV.