'Fifty Shades Freed' director says 'full-frontal' footage of Jamie Dornan was shot (Exclusive)

Fans won't get a full-frontal Jamie Dornan in Fifty Shades Freed, but not because he refused to drop trou. 

In fact, the film's director, James Foley, told ET at the Fifty Shades Freed premiere in Paris, France, on Tuesday that he shot several scenes of Dornan in all his glory. 

"There were actually scenes that we shot where it was [full-frontal nudity]," Foley told ET's Cameron Mathison. "[Dornan and I] never talked about [having him show more]. But in the final cut, I'm being totally honest, it just didn't come off... Full frontal would have been a kind of deliberate cut, to see that for no reason." 

"There's plenty of dailies where he's on, but it just didn't make the final cut," he added. "For dramatic reasons." 

Dornan -- who did flash part of his penis during a montage in Fifty Shades of Grey -- agreed that the third film "didn't need" more nudity from him. 

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LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 12: Dakota Johnson attends the UK Premiere of 'Fifty Shades Of Grey' at Odeon Leicester Square on February 12, 2015 in London, England. (Photo by Anthony Harvey/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 12: Dakota Johnson and Jamie Dornan attend the UK Premiere of 'Fifty Shades Of Grey' at Odeon Leicester Square on February 12, 2015 in London, England. (Photo by Mike Marsland/WireImage)
LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 12: (SUN NEWSPAPER OUT. MANDATORY CREDIT PHOTO BY DAVE J. HOGAN GETTY IMAGES REQUIRED) Jamie Dornan and Dakota Johnson attend the UK Premiere of 'Fifty Shades Of Grey' at Odeon Leicester Square on February 12, 2015 in London, England. (Photo by Dave J Hogan/Getty Images)
BERLIN, GERMANY - FEBRUARY 11: Actress Dakota Johnson attends the 'Fifty Shades of Grey' premiere during the 65th Berlinale International Film Festival at Zoo Palast on February 11, 2015 in Berlin, Germany. (Photo by Dominique Charriau/WireImage)
BERLIN, GERMANY - FEBRUARY 11: Actress Dakota Johnson and actor Jamie Dornan attend the 'Fifty Shades of Grey' premiere during the 65th Berlinale International Film Festival at Zoo Palast on February 11, 2015 in Berlin, Germany. (Photo by Target Presse Agentur Gmbh/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 06: Actors Jamie Dornan (L) and Dakota Johnson attend the 'Fifty Shades Of Grey' New York Fan First screening at Ziegfeld Theatre on February 6, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/WireImage)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - FEBRUARY 26: Actors Jamie Dornan (L) and Dakota Johnson speak onstage during the 89th Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood & Highland Center on February 26, 2017 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 09: Dakota Johnson attends the 'Fifty Shades Darker' - UK Premiere on February 9, 2017 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Samir Hussein/WireImage)
LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 09: Jamie Dornan and Dakota Johnson attend the 'Fifty Shades Darker' - UK Premiere on February 9, 2017 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Samir Hussein/WireImage)
MADRID, SPAIN - FEBRUARY 08: Dakota Johnson attends the 'Fifty Shades Darker' premiere at Kinepolis Cinema on February 8, 2017 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Fotonoticias/FilmMagic)
US actress Dakota Johnson and British actor Jamie Dorman pose at their arrival to the presentation of 'Fifty Shades Darker' held at Kinepolis cinema of Madrid, Spain on 08 February 2017. The film will screen upcoming 10 February. (Photo by Oscar Gonzalez/NurPhoto via Getty Images)
MADRID, SPAIN - FEBRUARY 08: (L-R) Dakota Johnson and Jamie Dornan attend the 'Fifty Shades Darker' premiere at Kinepolis Cinema on February 8, 2017 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Fotonoticias/FilmMagic)
HAMBURG, GERMANY - FEBRUARY 07: US actress Dakota Johnson (daughter of Melanie Griffith and Don Johnson) attends the European premiere of 'Fifty Shades Darker'(German title 'Fifty Shades Of Grey - Gefaehrliche Liebe) at Cinemaxx on February 7, 2017 in Hamburg, Germany. (Photo by Isa Foltin/Getty Images)
HAMBURG, GERMANY - FEBRUARY 07: British actor Jamie Dornan and US actress Dakota Johnson (daughter of Melanie Griffith and Don Johnson) attend the European premiere of 'Fifty Shades Darker'(German title 'Fifty Shades Of Grey - Gefaehrliche Liebe) at Cinemaxx on February 7, 2017 in Hamburg, Germany. (Photo by Isa Foltin/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 02: Actress Dakota Johnson arrives at the premiere of Universal Pictures' 'Fifty Shades Darker' at The Theatre at Ace Hotel on February 2, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 02: Actors Jamie Dornan and Dakota Johnson arrive at the premiere of Universal Pictures' 'Fifty Shades Darker' at The Theatre at Ace Hotel on February 2, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 02: Actors Jamie Dornan and Dakota Johnson attend the premiere of Universal Pictures' 'Fifty Shades Darker' at The Theatre at Ace Hotel on February 2, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - FEBRUARY 06: Dakota Johnson attends the 'Fifty Shades Freed - 50 Nuances Plus Clair' Paris Premiere at Salle Pleyel on February 6, 2018 in Paris, France. (Photo by Stephane Cardinale - Corbis/Corbis via Getty Images)
Actor Jamie Dornan (L) and actress Dakota Johnson pose as they arrive to attend 'Fifty Shades Freed - 50 Nuances Plus Claires' Premiere at Salle Pleyel in Paris on February 6, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / PATRICK KOVARIK (Photo credit should read PATRICK KOVARIK/AFP/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - FEBRUARY 06: Jamie Dornan and Dakota Johnson attend 'Fifty Shades Freed - 50 Nuances Plus Claires' Premiere at Salle Pleyel on February 6, 2018 in Paris, France. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)
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"I feel like if it serves a story to see more, then I am all for it. If I don't think it adds anything or I don't deem it to be necessary to move the story along, then I don't think you need to see that part of me, or that part of Dakota [Johnson]," he told ET during our exclusive interview at the Palais Garnier the same day. "It just becomes sort of gratuitous if we don't need it." 

Johnson, meanwhile, wasn't afraid to point out that she puts her body on display more than Dornan in the film. 

"I mean, there is a lot more of my body that's shown than Jamie's actually," she noted, adding that "weirdly he's the one doing all the push-ups."

"I really had to get ready for it each time and know exactly what we were going to do and how we were going to accomplish shooting the scenes, the more intimate ones," she explained of the "serious psychological preparation" she did for the film. "Over the course of the three films, it never got easier. It wasn't like, 'Oh, this old thing,' you know?"

"Luckily, Jamie and I were so comfortable with each other and it felt safe and protected, but it's still an environment that's scary," she said. 

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BERLIN, GERMANY - FEBRUARY 11: Jamie Dornan and Dakota Johnson attend the 'Fifty Shades of Grey' premiere during the 65th Berlinale International Film Festival at Zoo Palast on February 11, 2015 in Berlin, Germany. (Photo by Vittorio Zunino Celotto/Getty Images)
BERLIN, GERMANY - FEBRUARY 11: Actress Dakota Johnson and actor Jamie Dornan attend the 'Fifty Shades of Grey' premiere during the 65th Berlinale International Film Festival at Zoo Palast on February 11, 2015 in Berlin, Germany. (Photo by Dominique Charriau/WireImage)
BERLIN, GERMANY - FEBRUARY 11: Actress Dakota Johnson and actor Jamie Dornan attend the 'Fifty Shades of Grey' premiere during the 65th Berlinale International Film Festival at Zoo Palast on February 11, 2015 in Berlin, Germany. (Photo by Dominique Charriau/WireImage)
Dakota Johnson admits that she sometimes questions her decision to take on the virginal role of Anastasia Steele in the highly anticipated erotic book-turned-movie Fifty Shades of Grey, according to ETOnline.
She’s on a promotional blitz for “Fifty Shades of Grey,” which debuts this weekend, and Dakota Johnson just made a surprising comparison to her film and Harry Potter.
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 06: Jamie Dornan (L) and Dakota Johnson attend the 'Fifty Shades of Grey' Fan First Screening at Ziegfeld Theatre on February 6, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by D Dipasupil/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK NY - FEBRUARY 06: Dakota Johnson and Jamie Dornan seen at 'Today Show' studios on February 06, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Josiah Kamau/BuzzFoto via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 06: Actors Jamie Dornan (L) and Dakota Johnson attend the 'Fifty Shades Of Grey' New York Fan First screening at Ziegfeld Theatre on February 6, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images)
Jamie Dornan as Christian Grey in the upcoming 'Fifty Shades of Grey' film.
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 11: In this handout photo provided by NBCUniversal, Presenters Dakota Johnson and Jamie Dornan speak onstage during the 72nd Annual Golden Globe Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 11, 2015 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Paul Drinkwater/NBCUniversal via Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 02: Presenter E.L. James (L) and Jamie Dornan, winner of the Vertu Breakthrough award, attend the GQ Men Of The Year awards in association with Hugo Boss at The Royal Opera House on September 2, 2014 in London, England. (Photo by David M. Benett/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 06: Actors Jamie Dornan and Dakota Johnson attend the 'Fifty Shades Of Grey' New York fan first screening at Ziegfeld Theatre on February 6, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Jim Spellman/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 06: Actors Jamie Dornan (L) and Dakota Johnson attend the 'Fifty Shades Of Grey' New York Fan First screening at Ziegfeld Theatre on February 6, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images)
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