A third-generation star, Dakota Johnson was a talented actress who seemed to have inherited her family's thespian skills. Born Oct. 4, 1989 in Austin, TX, Dakota Mayi Johnson hailed from showbiz royal...
Actress Dakota Johnson has banned her famous parents, Melanie Griffith and Don Johnson, from attending the premiere of her racy Fifty Shades Of Grey movie adaptation.
The 24 year old can't wait for fans of E.L. James' erotic bestseller to see her portrayal of Anastasia Steele on the big screen, but she's keen to keep her proud mum and dad away from cinemas.
Griffith tells IndieWire.com, "I don't think I'm going to see it... She (Dakota) was like, 'You guys cannot come. There's no way'. So we're not going. "I did go visit (the set) for a couple of days when they were shooting just normal stuff..."
British pop star Rita Ora had to wear an earpiece while filming the Fifty Shades Of Grey movie as she kept forgetting her lines. The I Will Never Let You Down hitmaker is ready to make her big-screen debut, but she hasn't quite got to grips with learning her lines.
She was so stressed out by the process, which required her to maintain an American accent, that she had a stooge feeding the lines into her ear before she said them.
Ora, who stars as Mia Grey in the highly anticipated erotic drama, tells Access Hollywood, "It was incredibly difficult. I had to have someone in my ear telling me what to say before I said it. I was so nervous that I forgot everything I had learned."
Luckily co-star Dakota Johnson was on-hand to help Ora out, with the pop star explaining, "She's a great friend of mine and she really eased me. She was really nice to take care of me."
The reality is (there's) burly men you don't know three feet from your face... It's all sexual acrobatics." Fifty Shades Of Grey star Jamie Dornan admits his sex scenes with co-star Dakota Johnson are anything but erotic. The highly-anticipated film's steamy trailer was released on Thursday (24Jul14).
Actress Dakota Johnson is reportedly dating Welsh rocker Matthew Hitt. The daughter of Hollywood veterans Melanie Griffith and Don Johnson was photographed strolling arm in arm with Drowners musician Hitt in New York City on Wednesday (23Jul14), a day before the highly-anticipated trailer for her new movie Fifty Shades of Grey was released.
The new couple was also snapped sharing an intimate kiss.
Johnson, 24, was romantically linked to Last Man Standing actor Jordan Masterson last year (13), while Hitt, who moved to the Big Apple in 2011, is said to have dated model Atlanta de Cadenet, the daughter of Duran Duran star John Taylor and British TV personality Amanda De Cadenet.
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Anastasia Steele may be a timeless literary hero. She may be a beacon of female agency in the realm of modern sexuality. She may be a vessel for the release of personal frustrations for readers the world over. She may be any and all of these things. But a good interviewer she is not. At least that's what we've gleaned from the first trailer for Fifty Shades of Grey:
We're not claiming to have all the answers behind a seamless interview, but we do know a few basic rules. Rules that Dakota Johnson, as the spiritually lukewarm Miss Steele, so callously breaks in this first look at the film. Steele pays a visit to the nauseatingly sleek office building of one Christian Grey (Jamie Dornan) in order to conduct "an interview for the newspaper," as she so facelessly introduces. What's to follow is an onslaught of cardinal sins and groan-worthy slip-ups on the part of the would-be reporter.
Always look your subject in the eye.Nerves are understandable, but keep your nose out of your notebook. Steele's face barely reaches sea level.
Keep the discussion going.Any conversation is bound to hit a few lulls, but Steele allows for a pause so diabolically long and piercing that it's sure to kill any momentum in what otherwise might be an engaging back-and-forth.
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Don't make yourself the focus.While it's not a crime to inject a personal reflection here or there in the interest of forging an empathy and connection with your subject, Steele allows the chat to switch gears entirely and begins lamenting her own meaningless life. If you do insist on talking about yourself, keep it upbeat!
You probably shouldn't go and have sex with the person you interviewed.Although this one has its detractors.
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Actress Dakota Johnson is set to star in and executive produce a movie adaptation of novel Forever, Interrupted. The 21 Jump Street star will play Elsie in the drama, about a young woman who forges a friendship with her mother-in-law after her husband passes away suddenly, according to Variety.com.
Producer Amy Baer says, "(The novel is) exquisitely written and heart-wrenchingly honest... and Dakota will be exquisite as Elsie, who has to deal with the sudden loss of a great love. She is a deeply thoughtful, sensitive and smart woman and actress."
This will be Johnson's first time as an executive producer on a project.
Author Taylor Jenkins Reid released Forever, Interrupted: A Novel last summer (13).
Actress Melanie Griffith has given her New York apartment a design overhaul as she adjusts to single life again following her split from Antonio Banderas. The Working Girl star, 56, filed for divorce to end the couple's 18-year marriage last month (Jun14) and she has been focusing her attentions on revamping the luxury Big Apple pad the former couple bought in 2004.
Griffith, who also shares homes in Los Angeles and Aspen, Colorado with her estranged husband, admits she loves to spend time in New York City when she can and she has been finding solace following their break-up in redecorating.
She has opened up her home, which boasts views of Central Park, for People magazine and reveals she got rid of the previous 1940s feel in favour of an Old Hollywood glamour vibe.
Her longtime friend and interior designer, Kari Whitman, says, "She loves red, so everything has a splash of red."
Griffith continues, "It's elegant and wild at the same time. It's got more pizzazz... I never thought I would be excited about decorating."
Discussing her love for the home, she explains, "For a long time we used to do Thanksgiving here because we could watch the (holiday) parade and cook everything."
The actress also keeps two bedrooms strictly for her daughters Dakota Johnson, 24, and Stella Banderas, 17, for when they visit, adding, "There's lots of family, so it's nice to have everybody come and chill out."
However, Griffith insists the pad still needs a little work: "I don't think it's completely finished yet. But it's a happy place."
The home redecoration is not the only way the star has been trying to take her mind of her broken marriage - she is also undergoing laser removal procedures to erase Banderas' name from a large heart inking on her arm.
"It was unlike any audition I have ever done before in my life... It was, like, a two-page monologue of dialogue of exactly what you would think it would be. Very uncomfortable... You just had to go for it... Let's just say I don't want my grandmother to watch that audition tape." Actress Lucy Hale felt awkward trying out for the role of Anastasia Steele in Fifty Shades of Grey. The part eventually went to Dakota Johnson.
There's nothing sexier than a hip young gent with a sweet ride, leather duds, a clean shave, and a silent glower that says, "I buy American." At least that's what the promotional team behind Fifty Shades of Grey seems to think... perhaps misunderstanding the title as '50s Shades of Grey, as they've stuck star Jamie Dornan in a still that's family friendly even by the standards of my grandmother who still insists that I shouldn't be listening to that awful Bill Haley.
The pic keeps in step with the confirmation that director Sam Taylor-Johnson's Fifty Shades will be R-rated, as opposed to the NC-17 that the book's material would more naturally call for, leaving us to expect as tame and tepid a movie about sadomasochism can conceivably be. If you have your doubts, take another look at the photo. It doesn't even seem like Dornan's Christian Grey is driving, rather sitting in park until the devil-may-care youths breaching the speed limit are safely beyond the horizon. Lousy kids.
Dornan and Dakota Johnson will take to the big screen with their mutual first step to film stardom next Valentine's Day, a date appropriately void of organic passion.
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A third-generation star, Dakota Johnson was a talented actress who seemed to have inherited her family's thespian skills. Born Oct. 4, 1989 in Austin, TX, Dakota Mayi Johnson hailed from showbiz royalty; her parents were Melanie Griffith and Don Johnson, her grandmother was Tippi Hedren and, in 1996, Antonio Banderas became her stepfather. She made her film debut in Griffith and Banderas' "Crazy in Alabama" (1999) and, in 2006, was named Miss Golden Globe. After a stint in rehab and enjoying success as a model, Johnson landed a small role as a lover of Sean Parker (Justin Timberlake) in the Oscar-winning drama "The Social Network" (2010), which also earned her and her castmates a slew of "Best Ensemble" honors from various film festivals.