To me, Dakota Johnson has at all times had a form of nondescript prettiness. Like, once I’m taking a look at photographs of her, I feel, “Sure, she is kind of fairly,” however once I’m simply attempting to recollect what she seems like, I can’t. She’s simply form of unremarkable. Which works for her Fifty Shades character, Anastasia Steele, who is meant to be the form of boringly fairly everywoman by which girls can see themselves. Dakota covers the February problem of Vogue to advertise the brand new Fifty Shade Darker film, the sequel to the extensively profitable and critically panned Fifty Shades of Gray. Vogue made her get a makeover! And it doesn’t actually work. I believe they have been attempting to provide her that flat-ironed rock-and-roll look that they gave Sandra Bullock some time again. However the bangs break it. The bangs are for the film, though they’ve completed filming so I hoped that Dakota would simply develop them out, for the love of God. Anyway, you may learn Vogue’s profile of Dakota right here. Some highlights:
She doesn’t hate Fifty Shades: “I’m actually pleased with it. It’s a cool story, and I feel it’s completely different, and completely different is what I’m all about.”
The rumors about hating or loving Jamie Dornan: “We hate one another and we’re having an affair, so everyone’s proper. How about that?”
Nudity on movie: “Nudity is de facto fascinating for an actor. Jamie and I labored so extremely carefully for thus lengthy. There have been no inhibitions, and it was very sincere, very trusting. However I imply, what a bet! What if he had turned out to be a complete d-ck? There’s no make-up. There are not any garments to let you know a bit concerning the story. There’s no jewellery to provide you a clue about social standing. So it turns into purely concerning the efficiency. Will I cease doing nude scenes when my boobs begin sagging? I don’t know. Possibly I’ve extra of a European mind-set about this stuff. I don’t wish to see somebody carrying a bra and underwear in a intercourse scene. Let’s be sincere about it. Individuals are bare after they f–okay.”
She began going to remedy when she was three: “The entire shebang. All the assistance you will get.” She needed to contend along with her dad and mom’ divorce and their well-publicized struggles with medicine and alcohol. “I used to be so persistently unmoored and discombobulated. I didn’t have an anchor anyplace.” Faculty was a problem, and he or she hated to review. “I by no means realized tips on how to be taught the best way you’re speculated to as a child. I assumed, Why do I’ve to go to highschool on time? What’s the purpose while you’re residing in Budapest for six months whereas your stepdad movies Evita and also you go to highschool in your lodge room? I used to be a catastrophe, and I assumed for thus lengthy that there was one thing fallacious with my mind. Now I notice that it simply works differently.”
The character of Ana Steele. “This lady is a badass. She’s hyperintelligent and hypersexual and really robust and really loving, and her character has so many various elements that don’t usually make sense in a single particular person. I attempted to amplify all of them.”
She received’t bad-mouth BDSM: Johnson has developed a deep admiration for BDSM, which she feels remains to be weak to ignorance and scorn. “To start with, there are some very stylish avenues in BDSM. It may be very stunning and tasteful, and the supplies could be luxurious. It’s not like being on Hollywood Boulevard and strolling by a ball-gag retailer. However what I like is the bravery and the honesty of people that get down with it, who aren’t afraid to say that they want one thing a bit extra with the intention to get off. America remains to be so sexually oppressed. Isn’t God’s present to people the orgasm?”
I admire her sex-and-kink optimistic stance and I hope Jamie Dornan obtained the identical speaking factors for this promotional tour too, as a result of the final time round, he usually sounded very judgmental and shame-y in the direction of the group he was attempting to signify. Everyone’s completely different, and so long as everybody’s a consenting grownup, why choose? As for Dakota’s protection of Ana as “hyperintelligent”… no, she’s not. The character isn’t, I imply. Dakota has each proper to defend Ana, after all, however the character as written is an absolute dumbass.
Photographs courtesy of Patrick Demarchelier / Vogue.