Dakota Johnson, who is slated to play Anna Steele in the upcoming movie, Fifty Shades Of Grey, is reportedly feeling the pressure as she prepares for her new lead role.
As was reported in the media recently, Johnson’s co-star, Charlie Hunnam, who was chosen for the role of Christian Grey, dropped out of the movie mainly due to the media attention he has received and would have received in the future.
A source told E! Online that: “Dakota is having a very hard time dealing with all the press. When she first got the role, it was way too much for her.”
The same source said that it was difficult for Johnson to go from being a virtual unknown to a star overnight. They said “it’s been tough” for Dakota Johnson.
Universal Pictures and Focus Features said in a joint statement about the Charlie Hunnam drop-out from the movie, over the weekend:
“The filmmakers of Fifty Shades of Grey and Charlie Hunnam have agreed to find another male lead given Hunnam’s immersive TV schedule which is not allowing him time to adequately prepare for the role of Christian Grey.”
An insider told E! Online that Charlie Hunman felt that if he played the lead role in the new movie he would be forced to do lots of media appearances in the future:
“More than anything he hates attention and being in Fifty Shades of Grey would force him to do lots of media. That’s really not his thing. Charlie doesn’t want to be massively famous. Plus, he hates conforming and being told what to do. This role would force him to have to be something he is not,” they said.
It still remains to be seen who will be cast for the Christian Grey role in the upcoming movie as Universal Pictures look for an ideal co-star for Dakota Johnson.