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Sometimes I did walk off the set… #Fiftyshadesofgrey

Sometimes I did walk off the set feeling a bit shell-shocked #Fiftyshadesofgrey

Dakota Mayi Johnson is an American actress and fashion model. She is the daughter of actors Don Johnson and Melanie Griffith. Her maternal grandmother is actress Tippi Hedren.We know a lot about her. But still there is a lot of information we are not aware of. Let’s try to know some rare facts about this beautiful actress. 

She is the third generation to be involved with the Golden Globes, as she was Miss Golden Globe in 2006, is the daughter of Don Johnson (Golden Globe winner for Miami Vice (1984)) and Melanie Griffith (Golden Globe winner for Working Girl (1988)), and granddaughter of Tippi Hedren (Golden Globe winner for Most Promising Newcomer, 1964).

Landed the coveted role of Anastasia Steele in Fifty Shades of Grey (2015), the film adaptation of the best-selling erotic novel, by reading a long, sexually-explicit monologue from the Ingmar Bergman film Persona (1966). It was an unconventional choice for an audition piece, but Johnson felt that the filmmakers were looking for a leading lady who would address the sexy material in a mature, direct manner. When she advanced to screen testing she re-enacted the first and last chapters of the book with co-star Jamie Dornan.

At 31 years old in 2020, and with just a handful of credits, she has already acted with many popular sexy men in her films, such as Channing Tatum, Johnny Depp, Chris Hemsworth, Rami Malek, Brant Daugherty, Jamie Dornan, Benedict Cumberbatch, Justin Timberlake, Aaron Paul, Alex Pettyfer, Chris Pratt, Penn Badgley, David Duchovny, Paul Dano, Jason Segel, Ralph Fiennes, Ethan Hawke, Casey Affleck, Armie Hammer, Matthias Schoenaerts, Andrew Garfield, Shia LaBeouf, Jon Hamm, Jeff Bridges, Dave Franco, John Krasinski, Jake Owen, and the late Anton Yelchin.

Her Fifty Shades of Grey (2015) director Sam Taylor-Johnson recommended her to director Luca Guadagnino, who cast her in A Bigger Splash (2015), his remake of The Swimming Pool (1969) in the role originated by Jane Birkin. She was nervous replacing Margot Robbie, just days before filming, but co-star Academy Award winner Tilda Swinton calmed her down and affectionately nicknamed her “Cousin Duckie”. Guadagnino once again cast both Dakota and Tilda in the remake of Suspiria (1977), also titled Suspiria (2018).

She auditioned in front of Judd Apatow for a role in HBO’s Girls (2012) but was not selected. He later recommended her for a small role as a neurotic, sex-obsessed girlfriend named Audrey in The Five-Year Engagement (2012), which he produced. (Her performance as Audrey caught the attention of Jake Kasdan who cast her as a last-minute replacement in Ben and Kate (2012).) She became friends with Apatow’s wife Leslie Mann when they worked together in the film How to Be Single (2016). In fact, it was Mann who presented Dakota with both the Calvin Klein Spotlight Award in 2015 and the People’s Choice Award in 2016.

Several people have chosen to work repeatedly with Dakota because of her beauty, talent, and professionalism: producing team of Michael De Luca and Dana Brunetti(The Social Network (2010) and the “Fifty Shades” trilogy); actor Johnny Depp (21 Jump Street (2012) and Black Mass (2015)), actor Nicholas Braun(Date and Switch (2014), In a Relationship (2015), How to Be Single (2016)), writer Dana Fox(Ben and Kate (2012), How to Be Single (2016)), actor Jason Segel (The Five-Year Engagement (2012) and Our Friend (2019)), actor Armie Hammer (The Social Network (2010) and Wounds (2019)), actor Max Minghella(The Social Network (2010) and the short film “Just a Minute” (2015)), Nick Offerman (21 Jump Street (2012), Date and Switch (2014), Bad Times at the El Royale (2018)), actor Bill Pullman (Cymbeline (2014), The High Note (2020)), actor Ice Cube (21 Jump Street (2012) and The High Note (2020)), the team of director Luca Guadagnino-writer David Kajganich-actress Tilda Swinton (A Bigger Splash (2015) and Suspiria (2018)).

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