On playing the sexual honesty needed for the role in the big-screen adaptation of the erotic novel, Johnson explained, “I don’t have any problem doing anything. The secret is I have no shame.”
Dakota added, “Reading the book, I found myself more interested in the ways they were breaking each other down emotionally than the sex scenes. I think there’s a part of a woman that wants to be the thing that breaks a man down.”
Johnson, daughter of Melanie Griffith and Don Johnson, also talked about growing up with famous parents. “I think people, especially the press, like to pick on children of famous people, and I think that’s f**king awful. Things get made up. It’s so, so sad. And there’s absolutely nothing you can do about it as a 16-year-old. You’re like… why? What did I do?”
Read more of the interview and see more pics at Elle.com!
“Fifty Shades of Grey” star Dakota Johnson makes her fashion magazine debut on the March cover of Elle magazine, channeling her “Fifty Shades” alter ego Anastasia Steele.