If there’s one actress that’s the buzz on every fan’s lips this year, it’s Fifty Shades of Grey Dakota Johnson.
This relative unknown actress has been picked to play the main female role in what is looking to be the hottest movie this Valentine’s Day. But who is she? What made EL James decide to cast Dakota Johnson in Fifty Shades of Grey?
Dakota is a bit of Hollywood royalty – her mother is Melanie Griffith and her father is Don Johnson. She’s got quite a few other famous family members, including her grandparents Peter Griffith and Tippi Hedren, half-aunt Tracy Griffith, and her former stepfather Antonio Banderas. With those kinds of genes at play, it’s no surprise that she was chosen for the role that’s bound to be in one of the most popular movies for 2015!
Dakota first made her film debut in 1999 with her role in ‘Crazy in Alabama’. Her most famous role to date was as Amelia Ritter in the Facebook movie ‘The Social Network’. Before Fifty Shades of Grey Dakota also had a few roles on the small screen, playing Kate in ‘Ben and Kate’ for its yearlong television run. You’ve probably seen Dakota in print work as well. She is signed with IMG models, and does some fashion modelling under that brand. Since Fifty Shades of Grey Dakota Johnson has begun filming Black Mass, playing a character named Lindsey Cyr.
But the majority of the readers here on this blog are looking forward to seeing Dakota Johnson in Fifty Shades of Grey. Rumours about the behind the scenes work are missed. Some leaks have said that the Fifty Shades of Grey Dakota Johnson scenes needed to be reshot because they weren’t ‘hot enough’. Others talk about Dakota not being 100% comfortable with the BDSM aspects of the movie. The majority of the sex scenes between Dakota and Christian Grey actor Jamie Dornan took place on a closed set (but this isn’t all too unusual for sex scenes). There have also been rumours that Dakota isn’t exactly comfortable with her family seeing the movie, with her saying that she prefers if her mother Melanie doesn’t check out the super hot flick.