Monday, February 27, 2017

New Interview of Dakota with OK! Magazine UK

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Reprising her role as Anastasia Steele in Fifty Shades Darker, Dakota Johnson seems thrilled to be back for the second instalment of the much-hyped film trilogy. As the daugther of Melanie Griffith and Don Johnson, and the granddaughter of Golden Globe-winning star Tippi Hedren, acting has always been in Dakota's blood.

Warm and friendly, Dakota seems to be finally getting to grips with her superstardom, yet she still finds the concept of having fans 'strange'. The 27-year-old star also admits that the third and final instalment of the movie franchise, Fifty Shades Freed, out next year, will be the last time that she works with co-star Jamie Dornan. "If we did [any more], it would be all about Christian and Ana back together, and why do that to ourselves?" she says.

Jamie, 34, recently rubbished claims that his marriage to wife Amelia Warner, also 34, has suffered after filming steamy sex scenes with Dakota, calling the rumours "disgusting". And it seems that Dakota, too, is rising above the gossip, saying that fellow actress Amelia is "the coolest".

Here, Dakota opens up about her chemestry with Jamie, why she's made her parents promise not to watch her rauchy scenes and what she'll miss most about the Fifty Shades films...

How do you feel about coming back and doing it all over again?
Dakota: The pressure is gone - well, almost gone! We're comfortable, confident in ourselves. People liked what we did in the first movie when everything felt like a risk, everything felt nerve-warcking. How is this going to be received? How will fans take this? So knowing that was covered and ticked off is a big relief.

You an Jamie seem to be really close...
Dakota: It's genuinely one of the fastest, closest friendships I've ever made in my life, just based on the amount of time we've actually known each other. I love Jamie, I trust him and I really couldn't tell you if I could have done this without him.

What's been the best thing about working with Jamie?
Dakota: He's my dream partner and supported me. I've supported him. It's a lot to ask of two people, of two actors, to take on these highly emotional, sexual situations, but I think we've done us proud. He'll be my friend for the rest of my life. I adore him, I adore his wife and his gorgeous babies. They're the most perfect little family unit.

Did you spend a lot of time with his family?
Dakota: That was probably the best part of the shoot, getting to hang out and play with them (Jamie and Amelia have three-year-old daugther Dulce and one-year-old daughter Elva). So cute.

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Dakota at the Gagosian Gallery opening in Beverly Hills tonight [February 23rd, 2017]

New Promo Outtake of Dakota and Jamie

33 Celebs Reveal Their Secret Disney Crush by MTV - Dakota Included

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New Quote of Dakota at the Vanity Fair's Young Hollywood Party 2017 shared by LA Times

Though the party was held in honor of Tinseltown's young, burgeoning talent, stars of all ages packed the event, hosted by “Fifty Shades Darker” actress Dakota Johnson and the magazine's West Coast editor, Krista Smith.


The party, sponsored by L'Oréal Paris, was held in support of the Roar Foundation Shambala Reserve, an organization established by Tippi Hedren, Johnson's grandmother and Hollywood royalty.

“It's just nice to shed light on how talented the youth is these days,” said Johnson.


Wednesday, February 22, 2017

New Interview of Dakota with "Io Donna del Corriere della Sera" Magazine {Italy}


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She is elegant, discreet, with a subtle sense of humor. Daughter of the actors Melanie Griffith and Don Johnson, Dakota Johnson grew in the sets. Buts despite the illustrious genealogy, until a few years ago, she went from one audition to another trying to get a decent role; Today, at age 27, she is an international star. Fifty Shades of Grey - the first film of E. L James' erotic trilogy - earned $ 570 million at the box office. And now, in the second part of the trigoly, Fifty Shades Darker, she reprises her role as Anastasia Steele (learning that she discovers her sex life with the tormented billionaire Christian Grey, played by Jamie Dornan). Dakota, who often appears naked in erotic scenes, appears with a more behaved look: long skirt, wide sweater, little make-up, and loose hair. She just finished filming Suspiria, the remake of Dario Argento's thriller directed by Luca Guadagnino. And she talks about it enthusiastically. However, she responds to personal questions reflexively. Carefully. Of course, she is determined to do what she loves most in the world: acting. And someday, she will go behind the scenes to produce movies. The genes of the family are all there, she knew since she was little - she explains - it was only a matter of time. And opportunity.

Fifty Shades Darker is the second chapter of the saga, and the third is already in post-production. Is not it boring to play the same character?
Dakota: No, on the contrary, I accepted that role because it allowed me to follow Anastasia in her transformation: from the naive and innocent girl to a woman trying to find out who she is during her journey of sexual discovery.

The first film was directed by Sam Taylor-Johnson, a visual artist, and now it was the turn of James Foley, a director of action and suspense. Was the dynamics on the set different?
Dakota: Yes, and I'm convinced that the first film was perfect for what was proposed: introduce the characters and their stories. James, for his part, is the right man for a thriller-thriller movie. 

With these two films shot together, you spent more time with Jamie Dornan and his family. How was that?
Dakota: It was good. In Vancouver, often on weekends, his two beautiful children were there, a breath of fresh air. Our friendship helped me a lot when we filmed the most intimate scenes. 

What did your mother, Melanie, say about your super-erotic role?
Dakota: My parents never interfered in my professional choices; I've always been adamant about it, but I don't think they want to see my movies, it would be "inappropriate" (laughs). However, they don't judge me based on the projects I choose, they prefer to see how I act in life as a human being. 

19 Hollywood A-Listers on Why the Oscars Still Matter - Dakota Included

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"My life growing up is movies. We watch screeners every holiday season. We are obsessed in my family, so watching the Oscars is like Christmas."

Brief New Interview of Dakota with WWD at the Vanity Fair's Young Hollywood Party 2017

As the host of Vanity Fair’s annual Young Hollywood party, Dakota Johnson stayed in sync with the sexy vibe of her film “Fifty Shades Darker” thanks to a Dior black lace see-through skirt and shorts combo. “I’m wearing it because it kind of looks like a sexual-like flamenco dancer,” she giggled.


Johnson had an additional reason to have a prior Hollywood generation on her mind: the party benefited the Roar Foundation and its exotic big cat animal sanctuary Shambala Preserve, founded by her grandmother, “The Birds” star Tippi Hedren.

“Seeing someone who has a gift of her caliber, and also to put her whole life’s work into fighting and saving animals and fighting for animals’ rights and trying to pass bills and laws — that is the true essence of being a good person and doing something worthwhile,” Johnson explained. “You can make a bunch of movies, but at the end of the day, if you’re saving a bunch of lives, that’s obviously a bit more important.”

Brief New Interview of Dakota with Yahoo Style at the Vanity Fair's Young Hollywood Party 2017

Bangs or no bangs? Dakota Johnson doesn’t have a preference between her trademark Fifty Shades look and her current off-the-forehead fringe. What she does prefer, however, is her hair long and easy and natural.

During Tuesday’s “A Celebration of Young Hollywood,” which was hosted by L’Oreal and Vanity Fair, the actress told Yahoo Style that she’s having a good hair day (for the record, her go-to stylist is one of our favorites, Mark Townsend).

“It’s nice to just not fuss over my hair for a while,” she said, adding that she’s growing it out. Johnson co-hosted the evening’s event, which celebrated the next generation of Hollywood.

“I was trying to figure out what is separating young Hollywood now from regular Hollywood or old Hollywood,” she said to reporters on the red carpet prior to the event. “It seems as though people across the board age wise are being honored in the same breath. And I think it’s quite special. I don’t really see a difference. I guess it’s just nice to shed light on how talented the youth is these days.”

Fresh off the press tour for Fifty Shades Darker, the 27-year-old daughter of Melanie Griffith and Don Johnson played up her sensual side in a black lacy gown from the Christian Dior Pre-Fall 2017 collection. “I’m wearing it because it kind of looks like a sexual flamenco dancer,” she said with a grin.

Monday, February 20, 2017

New Instagram Picture of Dakota with Friends shared by Chase [February 20th, 2017]

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New Interview of Dakota with "F Magazine" {Italy}


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"I'm uninhibited enough to play anything." Dakota Johnson has the look of a fragile, timid, sensitive girl who blushes at the first blatant question. But it takes a few minutes to see her talking freely about sex, men, and relationships. The difficult thing is to do this only to promote "Fifty Shades Darker" the second film in the trilogy that premiered on February 9 in theaters. Because Dakota, daughter of Melanie Griffith, is the emblem of a generation of women who know what they want. And she says, "I love the female body and I have a good relationship with mine." And speaking of the choices of Anastasia, her character in one of the world's most talked-about films, said, "There are some sadomasochistic practices that are stylish, Although they are usually shrouded in the mists of contempt and ignorance. Sometimes it can be something beautiful and tasteful, but that does not mean using some awful sex toys. I admire the courage and honesty of people who are not afraid to say they need something more, something different. America is still very suppressed from a sexual point of view...maybe orgasm is a gift from heaven?"

Have you and Anastasia Steele become one?
Dakota: Let's not exaggerate! Of course, just like Anastasia, I tend to suffer for love, it seems that my heart is always wounded, if not broken. I suffer even when I am in a beautiful relationship. Call me hypersensitive, I don't know, maybe I am. To me, feeling is everything. And I don't know why, but it hurts.

Why are you single now?
Dakota: It's a phase of my life that I'm enjoying. I need to learn to be alone. I really like boys: I want to avoid this. For a while.

What fascinates you about Anastasia?
Dakota: Her conscience. Anastasia knows who she is. Many of my colleagues feel obliged to live certain experiences, wear masks and have no idea who they really are. Anastasia is one hundred percent herself. The loss of virginity has profound implications for a woman, and [Ana] faced that moment in the first film with passion and dignity. I wanted to interpret this, just to tell the young people that it's good to own themselves.

How has your life changed in the last few years?
Dakota: The strength of Anastasia gave me more force. I feel more relaxed and confident. 

How did you prepare to become Anastasia?
Dakota: With great difficulty! It was important that her body belonged to a very active and dynamic university student. If I had to appear naked, I wanted to look beautiful and spotted. 

What was the biggest surprise filming these films?
Dakota: I learned to speak in public! Joking aside, the biggest surprise was the ability to film sex scenes, an idea that terrified me at first. Thanks to my mother's advice, I was able to handle it. 

Can you tell us what the advice was?
Dakota: She recommended that I order a closed set for the sex and nudity scenes: just the actors, the director and the cameraman. And no monitoring in the next room. It helped me to cause less problems. 

Daughter of the stars Melanie Griffith and Don Johnson, you practically grew up in Hollywood. How was your childhood?
Dakota: Much more normal than you can imagine. Mom and Dad worked hard when I was little, but we were a close family. A family of artists, of course, with its peculiarities and eccentricities, but not very different from others. The funny thing is that Hollywood has never made a big impact [on us]. It may be hard to believe, but I see these stars as normal people. 

But when your parents divorced, it kind of shook the mood in your house, did not it?
Dakota: True, but fortunately, before, I had no social media. Now everything is public. Fame can be glorious, but it can also destroy a human being. For me, nothing bad happened, fortunately, because I feel that I am very disciplined. 

Are you close to your grandmother, actress Tippi Hedren?
Dakota: My mother and grandmother lived interesting and partially transgressive careers. My mother had the courage to do things out of the ordinary. Same for my grandmother, as we can think of Hitchcock's Birds. She was able to give up her inhibitions. The beauty of acting is just that: a psychological striptease. 

And your father, what does he say?
Dakota: He supports me in everything. But I made him promise not to see Fifty Shades, at least not with me. And if he watch it by himself, do not comment on that later.

What is eros for you?
Dakota: It makes me think above all else, in art, in the idea of ​​a woman's beautiful body, as a form, not an object. For me, eroticism is more traceable in art and everyday life. 

The second film was directed by a man, James Foley. Was there any difference from the director of the first film, Sam Taylor-Johnson?
Dakota: It was two completely different experiences, but it was beautiful. I think both films are perfect, and James did an incredible job, adding thriller and suspense. 

New/Old Fan Picture of Dakota in Milan, Italy on September 2015

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New Photoshoot of Dakota and Jamie for "Eva" Magazine {Slovakia}



New Promo Outtake of Dakota and Jamie

Sunday, February 19, 2017

Dakota is hosting Vanity Fair and L’Oréal Paris’ toast to Young Hollywood with Krista Smith on February 21st, 2017

Vanity Fair executive West Coast editor Krista Smith and Dakota Johnson host Vanity Fair and L’Oréal Paris’ toast to Young Hollywood in support of The Roar Foundation Shambala Preserve on February 21st, 2017.

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Dakota at the "Fifty Shades Darker" Madrid Premiere in Spain tonight [February 8th, 2017]

HQ Pictures of Dakota leaving a Restaurant in Madrid, Spain today [February 8th, 2017]

Video of Dakota and Jamie answering Questions in a Live Q&A for "Fifty Shades Darker" in Madrid, Spain today [February 8th, 2017]

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HQ Pictures of Dakota, Jamie, Erika and James at the "Fifty Shades Darker" Photocall in Madrid, Spain today [February 8th, 2017]

New Behind The Scene Video of Dakota and Jamie for "Fifty Shades Darker" PromoShoot

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

New Photoshoot + Interview of Dakota and Jamie for USA Today



LOS ANGELES — A fully bearded Jamie Dornanstretches out a leg on top of a journalist’s knee. “Do you mind if I put my feet up?” he grins, as Dakota Johnson laughs next to him.

Fifty Shades Darker (in theaters Thursday), the new sequel based on the best-selling BDSM romance series by E.L. James, finds the sexually dominant billionaire Christian Grey (Dornan) beginning to compromise with an increasingly independent Anastasia Steele (Dakota Johnson).

But sit with the movie's stars and one thing is clear: These two are in their sophomore year of Fifty Shades of Grey, and things are different.

"We have a friendship that will be a forever friendship, because we’ve gone through this thing together," explains Dornan, 34, who shot the franchise's last two installments, Fifty Shades Darker and Fifty Shades Freed, simultaneously with Johnson, 27, last year. "I know what Dakota’s going through the whole way through the movie and she knows what I’m going through. And nobody else does."

Fighting off a rainy, chilly day in a cozy sweater over her black crop top, Johnson nods. "We also spend so much time together that it’s quite easy to figure out if the other person is about to have a mental breakdown," she grins.

The easy vibe today marks a stark contrast to the Fifty Shades of Grey media tour in 2015, which was plagued with rumors that the two stars hated each other (not true, they told USA TODAY at the time) and that James feuded on set with director Sam Taylor-Johnson.

For its sequel, Darker found a new director in James Foley (House of Cards, Billions), who has his own take on the drama.

Johnson and Dornan "told me they barely knew each other when they started the first one. There was some friction in the making of that" film, he says. "But then they really bonded, interestingly enough, in the publicity tour around the world later, so when we started (Darker), they were already up to speed."

Today the pair can name each other's go-to food cravings (sushi for Johnson, Wendy's for Dornan) and joke about what one has taught the other. "Humor?" Johnson deadpans.

Upon taking the job, Foley immediately made several Fifty changes, first flying to London to bond with James and her screenwriter husband, Niall Leonard (by phone, the famous author calls Foley “incredibly collaborative, he’s a real professional"); asking Dornan to build a more muscular frame; and changing up the sets, including the infamous sex toy-filled Red Room.

“I wanted it to be warmer, I wanted it to be funny and I wanted the sex to be erotic. Those were my marching orders to myself,” Foley says.

For Dornan, "it’s nice to see Christian smile a little bit" in the sequel, he says. The character's ripped frame, he adds, was "probably the shape I was meant to be in in the first movie, but I was cast five weeks before we started filming, so I didn’t have time to do that."

In Darker, there's also a major uptick in kinky sex scenes, aided by less apprehensive leads. This time, “I definitely felt more comfortable with being assertive and opinionated about the way certain scenes should go,” Johnson says.

Laughter was an icebreaker on the set. “For instance, when (Johnson's) spanked, she giggles a little bit. It makes the whole thing OK,” says the director.

So at the end of those S&M-filled work days, is a glass of wine required to take the edge off?

Dornan raises an eyebrow.

More like "a bottle of wine," he says.