Featured on MTV News, Dakota Johnson takes on the role of the sexy, girl-next-door submissive Anastasia Steele in Fifty Shades of Grey in a newly released video promoting the film. Johnson filmed the video while in character for her upcoming Vogue feature.
In the video, Johnson is in her dressing room alone. She’s dressed in a very demure Anastasia-ish clothing. A mysterious stranger knocks on her door. He wants her to come out, but she says she needs a minute.
“If I do give you a minute, how long can you make it last?” the stranger asks.
“That’s a dangerous question,” Johnson purrs in reply.
Comments on Twitter were not so favorable of the short.
Davlyn said, “The sandwich was more appealing then she was… probably more insightful as well”
Jessie89 replied, “I really wanted that sandwich lol [sic]”
Kellie posted, “What the h**l was the point of that!! Omg!!”
And so on. The sandwich was proving quite popular over the actual content of the video. However, the video did inform viewers of her interview in Vogue that was published on January 20.
Johnson was interviewed for Vogue magazine, where she recounts her rise to fame, her Hollywood pedigree, and a love of fashion. Johnson was interviewed in London during fashion week. She had this to say about her role in Fifty Shades of Grey and the upcoming challenge to her privacy. Johnson is quoted in Vogue as stating the following.
“I think about my dwindling anonymity, and that’s really scary because a very large part of me would be perfectly happy living on a ranch in Colorado and having babies and chickens and horses—which I will do anyway.”
Still, she could not pass up the opportunity to play a character that so many people felt they knew.
“I wanted to be involved because it’s so different… and it’s an intense love story.”
Dakota Johnson has plenty of familial support to help her through this transition with her mom, Melanie Griffith, her father, Don Johnson, and step-father, Antonio Banderas. She also can turn to her beloved grandmother, Tippi Hedren, star of Hitchcock’s The Birds and Marnie, for advice on handling her sudden rise to fame.
As Johnson braces for her intense tour promoting Fifty Shades of Grey, she is looking forward to returning to a more quiet life once her commitment of promotion is over. She told Vogue the following.
“I do a bit of press for Fifty, and then I’m just going to take the rest of the year off… I want to hang out with my friends. I want to hang out with my family—well, I sometimes want to hang out with my family!”
Read the entire article in Vogue by clicking here.
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