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Dakota Johnson: 'Don Jon' Premiere with Mom Melanie Griffith!

Dakota Johnson: 'Don Jon' Premiere with Mom Melanie Griffith!

Dakota Johnson hits the red carpet at the premiere of the new film Don Jon on Thursday (September 12) at the SVA Theater in New York City.

The 23-year-old actress was joined by her mom Melanie Griffith, as well as actors Adrien Brody and Chris Noth.

This is Dakota‘s first red carpet appearance since it was announced last week that she will be playing the role of Anastasia Steele in the upcoming movie Fifty Shades of Grey. We can’t wait to find out if she talked about the role on the carpet!

FYI: Dakota is wearing a Cushnie et Ochs dress, Gianvito Rossi shoes, and a Saint Laurent bag.

25+ pictures inside of Dakota Johnson and others at the premiere…

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Credit: Rob Kim; Photos: Getty
Posted to: Adrien Brody, Dakota Johnson, Melanie Griffith

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  • Andy

    I had no idea she was her daughter

  • sillyme

    Dakota resembles Melanie’s mother. Very delicate looking.

  • LooseLipz

    Melanie needs to eat. Old lady anorexia is not pretty.

  • kami

    that’s what i thought too. she looks a lot like a young tippi hedren and a bit like her dad in the forehead and eyes.

  • O NO


  • xyz


  • Ale

    Now I keep wondering how in hell she will fit the play Ana Steele!!! Why? Because:
    1. she doesn’t look 21
    2. she doesn’t look innocent
    3. she doesn’t have “those lips” who drives Christian Grey crazy any time Ana bite them (Dakota’s lips are pretty normal)
    4. she doesn’t have big blue eyes, too big for her face
    5. she’s too big and tall, Ana is petite, so petite she can curl on Christian’s lap any time

    And since 50 Shades is based 50% on Ana’s looks, is that what turn’s Christian on and 50% on Christian’s behavior…I wonder how in hell she will play the role and be credible…when she lacks 100% of all characteristics of Ana Steele in the book! She’s already a turn off for all the readers of the books, I doubt she will turn on CG in the film!

  • hn

    @sillyme: Really? I thought Dakota looks so haggard like Melanie, she looks so old for 23 years old, drug and smoke did that to both of them

  • British Latin American

    Tippi Hedren is my favourite of this family.

  • BookAddict

    @xyz: You’ve made all the valid points I’ve been suggesting! Bravo! Although, I’m thinking, she was probably the only actress who was desperate enough for the role. There are so many actresses that match the descriptions perfectly. Why not them? Why not hold an open casting call?It still makes me upset. Why make the movie anyway? They should get over their greed and pull the plug. Chemistry or not, none of the actors cast so far are right for the role. Producers are desperate.

  • BookAddict

    @Ale: I meant to reply to you. I apologize for the iPad touch mishap.

  • Lauren

    Melanie looks bad, but this is just another photo that shows just how old Dakota looks for her age! Sorry but she is no Ana Steele. And look how tall she is, she is a giant! Anastasia is petite in stature and doesn’t have a boyish body, she is slender but has “assets”. Dakota’s features are so mature and elongated too, and her face is too angular. Ana has iconic BIG blue eyes, and pout. Dakota’s eyes are super small and her mouth looks too prissy and average. She is nothing like Ana is described one bit!

  • Sara

    @Ale: I agree 100% with you and BookAddict. The only features Dakota has are Ana’s pale skin and is slender. She isn’t petite, doesn’t have boobs, doesn’t have the right facial features, pout, or big eyes, and she looks ancient. I too think that either nepotism played a role, or she was one of the only actresses who would take on the role. There’s no way she was top choice, and we already know that she wasn’t. Same for Charlie. The director and ELJ will always talk highly of their chosen actors because they wouldn’t say anything negative about them, and it’s their job to sell them to us. No hair dye, extensions, wardrobe, or acting talent/chemistry will change Dakota’s face and body! She isn’t Ana Steele, no matter what. They really killed this casting, and not in a good way.

  • Jane

    Gosh, I hope Dakota never reads any of these comments. Poor girl – she is a lovely looking girl who was probably delighted and very excited to get the role and on here and other forums she’s been slated and its not her fault. I expect she’s pretty upset that people are so negative about her. She is a beautiful young woman who is the image of her father – who was also considered to be a beautiful man in his younger days – and I think we should suspend judgement or maybe not be so slavish to a description of a ficitonal character. Many, many literary characters have been played by lots of different actors, all looking different too. As long as it is well acted and is a believable story surely that’s the main thing! I think Dakota will do it justice.

  • Abby

    Anyone who signs onto this project that doesn’t even come close to looking like the characters should know they’re going to be ripped apart given it’s exceptionally large fan base and the huge phenomenon behind it. If EL James hadn’t put so much detail into the characters appearances and carried it throughout the entire trilogy no one would have room to complain, but that’s not the case at all with these books. People really don’t have much room to talk about Dakota as an actress either to say that confidently that she will be great in this film or do it justice. I’ve seen EVERYTHING she’s done. All of it being super small roles, besides Ben and Kate (which didn’t even last long anyway), and a lot of her playing a sleazy part and not requiring much talent.

  • julie

    If she can’t handle the pressure, she’ll probably will use drugs again, her going to rehab again will add more pr to this movies