Dakota Johnson and Jamie Dornan were continuing the filming for Fifty Shades sequel when the Nice attack happened on Bastille Day. The actors were saddened by the tragedy, and Fifty Shades Darker was briefly halted due to security concerns.
The 26-year-old star made use of her Instagram to show her allegiance to the victims of the Nice attack.
Just days before the Nice attack, the Hollywood actress was seen shooting some choice scenes in a yellow bikini.
“Dakota Johnson flaunted her fabulous figure once again as she enjoyed a dip in the sea in-between filming for the movie’s sequel, Fifty Shades Darker,” reports Daily Mail. “The 26-year-old sizzled in a barely-there lemon bikini, which left very little to the imagination, as she joined co-star Jamie Dornan and his wife on the pebbled bay in France.”
But it looks like Jamie and Dakota were mostly done with the filming in Nice as they quickly moved on to Paris to work on other scenes.
“Dakota Johnson had moved away from the horrors of the south of France as she headed to Paris to continue filming the second film in the franchise on Monday,” reports Daily Mail. “The 26-year-old superstar looked incredibly elegant as she sidled along in a stylish floral dress with a belted waist which she toughened up with chunky flatforms.”
When they started filming in Paris, they were quickly “mobbed by fans wanting selfies and autographs as they left the exclusive Grand-Hotel.” How could they resist with Dakota looking “radiant as ever?”
With the City of Lights as their background, it sure seemed like to fans that Jamie Dornan and Dakota Johnson were ramping up their onscreen chemistry for the movie. They were negatively reviewed for their performance in Fifty Shades of Grey, and in Paris, it looked like they wanted to prove that they can make it work.
“During the first film they really didn’t work well with each other and to add to the fact, [Dakota] was having relationship issues at the time,” a source admitted to Irish Examiner.
The source also said that Jamie and Dakota were stressed out while shooting the first movie, but now they have more experience, and they are hoping for a more natural rendition of the romance between Christian Grey and Anastasia Steele.
“It was just a weird experience to get used to it all with the stress of the nudity and everything – it just really got to both of them,” a source said. “On the set now they are totally cool with each other and are having a great time, and really want to make the film awesome!”
And right now, Dakota Johnson is freed from her “relationship issues” with Matthew Hitt. They broke up again earlier this summer after her brief trip to see him in New York.
“The 26-year-old actress split with her on-again, off-again boyfriend of two years, 29-year-old British musician Matthew Hitt,” reports Entertainment Tonight. “The two first stepped out as a couple in July 2014, but broke up in February 2015. A few months later, they had rekindled the relationship, showing PDA in New York City.”
Another one of her exes, Jake Gyllenhaal, is rumored to be pursuing Dakota, and he hopes they can patch things up.
“Jake Gyllenhaal is reportedly determined to win ex-love Dakota Johnson back,” reports Belfast Telegraph. “The Hollywood couple went their separate ways five years ago, but have apparently reunited for a romantic date following Dakota’s split from boyfriend Matthew Hitt.”
She has not paid much attention to Jake, choosing instead to focus her time and energy on her female friends on the set.
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