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Dakota Johnson on Playing Anastasia Steele in 'Fifty Shades of Grey': I'll Do Anything, I Have No Shame

Dakota Johnson on Playing Anastasia Steele in 'Fifty Shades of Grey': I'll Do Anything, I Have No Shame

Dakota Johnson sizzles in a black bra in this hot picture for her March 2014 cover story with Elle magazine, on newsstands February 18.

Here’s what the 24-year-old Fifty Shades of Grey actress had to share with the mag:

On why she’s right for Anastasia Steele: “I don’t have any problem doing anything. The secret is I have no shame.”

On what interested her most in the movie: “Reading the book, I found myself more interested in the ways they were breaking each other down emotionally than the sex scenes. I think there’s a part of a woman that wants to be the thing that breaks a man down.”

On growing up with famous parents (her mom is Melanie Griffith, dad is Don Johnson): “I think people, especially the press, like to pick on children of famous people and I think that’s fucking awful. Things get made up. 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?”

For more from Dakota, visit Elle.com.

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64 Responses to “Dakota Johnson on Playing Anastasia Steele in 'Fifty Shades of Grey': I'll Do Anything, I Have No Shame”

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  1. 1
    hmm Says:

    wow she’s hot!

  2. 2
    50 Says:

    She has no shame?? I think that’s her problem. She NEEDS to have some shame.

  3. 3
    lol Says:

    my god..she’s really desperate.

  4. 4
    xxx13 Says:

    she’s really pretty, but this page won’t complete without rabid angry fans girl comments. here we go, cue to the angry women comments.

  5. 5
    Living in a box Says:

    That’s also can be your career suicide.

  6. 6
    go go Says:

    She’s a one trick pony anyway

  7. 7
    Jamie Says:

    @xxx13: haha yeah because they photoshopped the **** out of her! Look at all her other photos! Not a pretty girl at all.

  8. 8
    Kate Says:

    She looks so old for her age and nothing like Anastasia. She only got the role because she’s willing to do any and everything!

  9. 9
    Samantha Says:

    Haha can’t help but notice how it takes a photoshopped, dolled up, photoshoot of her trying to be sexy for people to start saying “wow she’s pretty!” Yeah…no, she isn’t.

  10. 10
    Melymori Says:

    Obviously she has no shame, since she decided to take the part in a movie that’s going to sweep all the Razzies.

  11. 11
    Rhys Says:

    She lost one arm!!!lolol

  12. 12
    rhys Says:

    She lost one arm!!!lol lol

  13. 13
    Lisa Says:

    Oh please she makes it sound like she read the books and was I trifled by the characters so she wanted the role. NO. She admitted that she begged her agent for an audition BEFORE she’d even read the books. She said she would do anything to make it in Hollywood, and she saw this as an opportunity to make her famous.

  14. 14
    Lisa Says:

    @Lisa: correction : was intrigued*

  15. 15
    Nat Says:

    Ummm there is nothing Ana Steele about this. She looks like a 40 year old trying to be sexy.

  16. 16
    Taylor Says:

    There’s nothing appealing or alluring about her, and Ana is the opposite. I’m bored already.

  17. 17
    Sue Says:

    “On why she’s right for Anastasia:” yeah because she was the only one that was willing to do it all! That doesn’t make someone right for the character.

  18. 18
    Joblo Says:

    @Sue: You people seem to forget that there is tonnnnn of actress and actors welling to do this kind of role!!! They may be famous, not famous, f*#&$(% nobodies…etc…the thing is that if she got the part, this is probably because the casting director think she could fit the part either he could have found someone really easily ! It is just a freakin book…and the characters can’t be exactly the same. It is just a fact. We all like different things so there’s alway going to have people complaning!

  19. 19
    kami Says:

    are those pix meant to be sexy? they’re not. she looks bored.

  20. 20
    Tyla Says:

    Urgh. Another one of these girls in Hollywood. NEXT please.

  21. 21
    Sue Says:

    @Joblo: the producer themselves said this role was difficult to cast because of the content. Yes there are a lot of unknowns willing I’m sure but that doesn’t mean the team gave them the light of day. They pursued Felicity Jones, Emilia Clarke and Imogen Poots to name a few, but they couldn’t get them. They obviously didn’t hold open auditions, they were so slow going with everything that casting was rushed. Dakota wasn’t even pursued by the team, her agent got her the audition and the director knew her and her mom already. They’d gone for others before her, and here comes dakota willing to do it all, they were running out of time, and that was that.

  22. 22
    Sophia Says:

    she isn’t sizzling at all.

  23. 23
    VFacharnmethe85 Says:

    my neighbor’s mom makes $63 every hour on the internet . She has been fired for eight months but last month her income was $20469 just working on the internet for a few hours. published here fox800.­com

  24. 24
    Adfjk Says:

    career suicide

  25. 25
    Madison Says:

    She’s says in the video for this shoot that she read the books after she heard STJ was directing, but before she said she had her agent get her an audition before she had read th books. She was cast because she knew STJ and STJ liked her and that is the truth. Pathetic.

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