Fifty Shades of Grey star Dakota Johnson visited the set of the Tonight Show Tuesday night where host Jimmy Fallon challenged her to a game of “Anything Can Be Sexy.”
Johnson and Fallon took turns trying to set the camera lens smoldering while sexily deadpanning ridiculous phrases like, “Excuse me while I go slip into a pair of old sweatpants.”
Fallon, known for breaking character during sketches, managed to keep it together for the majority of the contest, even when reciting a line from possibly one of the most unsexy characters in cinema history, Jar Jar Binks.
Johnson used a winking technique at the end of each phrase to try and pull off the victory.
Dakota Johnson is the daughter of Working Girl’s Melanie Griffith and Miami Vice star Don Johnson and the granddaughter of 1960s Hitchcock icon Tippi Hedrin, making her a third generation Tonight Show guest.
The actress is making the talk show rounds to promote the release of her highly anticipated flick Fifty Shades of Grey, which hits theaters this weekend. Johnson plays Anastasia Steele, a literature student who becomes enamored with Christian Grey, a billionaire with a penchant for sadomasochism.
The Fifty Shades movie has received quite a bit of hype as fans of the novels eagerly await the big-screen arrival of book’s characters and scenes. Non-fans, meanwhile, continue to be critical of the strong sexual and violent themes.
Dakota Johnson has been quick to respond to critics who say the film is nothing but an anti-feminist platform that encourages violence toward women.
“I’m proud of [the movie]. I completely disagree with people who think Ana’s weak. I think she’s actually stronger than he is. Everything she does is her choice.”
Despite Johnson’s defense of the movie, it seems like she may be a little uncomfortable with some of the filming of the content, having earlier stated that mom Melanie Griffith had given her the advice of requesting a closed set for some of the more intimate scenes.
“[I]t seemed like [Jamie and Sam and I] were in this little world together,” Dakota said, adding that she wasn’t exactly sure she wanted certain people to catch the film. “I don’t want my family to see [the movie], because it’s inappropriate. Or my brothers’ friends, who I grew up with. I think they’d be like, ‘Blegh.'”
Whatever reservations moviegoers have about the movie, it still didn’t keep it from becoming the fastest selling R-rated film in presale ticket history, and its sequels have already been confirmed, thus making Dakota Johnson a star on the rise.
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