The 24-year-old actress is set to star in one of the most-anticipated films since Twilight. To gear up for her role, Johnson gave an in-depth interview along with a sultry photo shoot that is sure to get fans psyched for the upcoming movie.
Speaking about her character, Anastasia Steele, Johnson said that she has a "chemical pull" toward Christian Grey, played by Jamie Dornan, which "allows both of them to do something that they are completely afraid of." This pretty much sets the theme for the whole story, which is based on the wildly popular novels by E L James.
However, while the premise of the story heavily surrounds the sexy escapades between the two characters, Johnson admits it was something else that drew her in.
"Reading the book, I found myself more interested in the ways they were breaking each other down emotionally than the sex scenes," Johnson revealed. "I think there's a part of a woman that wants to be the thing that breaks a man down."
But luckily, for the fans who do look forward to the sexually charged parts of the movie, Johnson said she doesn't "have any problem doing anything," for her role. "The secret is I have no shame," she added proudly.
While this is the first major role for Johnson, she's no stranger to the world of the famous. She grew up as the daughter of Don Johnson and Melanie Griffith and her grandmother is none other than the legendary Tippi Hedren.
Unfortunately, she's also very familiar with what being famous as a child can be like and she's not very fond of the way the press can pick on the kids of famous parents.
"Things get made up," she said. "It's so, so sad. And there's absolutely nothing you can do about it as a 16-year-old. You're like... Why? What did I do?"
This and much more will be revealed about Dakota Johnson when Elle's March issue goes on sale Feb. 18.
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