dakota johnson She was the talented young daughter of Melanie Griffith and Don Johnson, granddaughter of Tippi Hedren, the star of Alfred Hitchcock’s classic “Birds,” until her name became famous for the saga.50 shades of gray”, a film that, although blockbuster, was questioned by critics. “I signed on to make a very different version of the film that we ended up making,” the actress assured in an extensive interview she gave to Vanity Fair magazine, who visited her at the residence she shares with singer Chris Martin from Coldplay. “There were a lot of different disagreements. I have never been able to speak honestly about this,” Johnson added.
“It is clear that he has weighed what he wants to say,” writes Britt Hennemuth, the journalist who signs it. “What follows next is a vent.” The actress says that the shooting of the film was complicated and psychotic. “I was young, I was 23 years old. So I was scared. It became crazy.” When asked if the problem came from the studio, from the directors or from a mixture of factors, the interpreter points to the last option. “It was a combo. It was also because of the author of the books.”
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Johnson refers to the career of EL James (Erika), who was an assistant director and had worked as a television executive. He released 50 Shades of Gray in 2011 and has sold over 31 million copies worldwide. “She had a lot of creative control, all day, every day, and just required certain things to happen. There were parts of the books that just wouldn’t work on film, like the interior monologue, which was incredibly cheesy at times. It wouldn’t work to say it out loud. It was always a battle. Always. When I auditioned for that movie, I read a monologue from Persona”—Ingmar Bergman’s 1966 classic—”and I thought, ‘oh, this is going to be really special,’” says the actress, who appreciates the influence it has had on her career. Antonio Banderas.
Johnson said that in the filming of 50 shades more takes were made trying to save the tape. That’s why they teamed up with director Sam Taylor-Johnson. “We would do the shots of the movie that Erika wanted to do, and then we would do the shots of the movie that we wanted to do. The night before, she would rewrite scenes with the old dialogue so she could add a line here and there. It was like chaos all the time.”
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Jamie Dornan replaced Charlie Hunnam, who left the project. And rumors suggested that the two leads had no chemistry. “There was never a time when we didn’t get along. I love him so so much. And we really support each other. We had to trust each other and protect each other.”
It is the first time that Dakota Johnson has spoken openly about what happened with the failed tape, but she assures that she has not said everything she could. “There are things I can’t say yet because I don’t want to damage anyone’s career and reputation. Erika is a very nice woman, she was always nice to me and I appreciate her wanting me to be in those movies. Look, she was great for our races, ”she assures. “So amazing… A great luck. But it was weird. so so weird”
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