Thursday, March 29, 2018

Dakota to receive "CinemaCon Female Star Of The Year Award" at the CinemaCon 2018

WASHINGTON D.C. (March 29, 2018) – Dakota Johnson will receive the “CinemaCon® Female Star of the Year Award,” it was announced today by Mitch Neuhauser, Managing Director of CinemaCon. CinemaCon, the official convention of The National Association of Theatre Owners (NATO), will be held April 23-26, 2018 at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas. Johnson will be presented with this special honor at the “CinemaCon Big Screen Achievement Awards” ceremony taking place on the evening of Thursday, April 26, at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace, hosted by the Coca-Cola Company, the official presenting sponsor of CinemaCon.

“Dakota Johnson has already impressed movie-going audiences with compelling roles in the films “Black Mass,’ and ‘A Bigger Splash’ and for bringing to life the worldwide phenomenon of ‘Fifty Shades of Grey,” noted Neuhauser. “2018 is set to be Dakota Johnson’s year and we are honored to be able to present her with this year’s CinemaCon Female Star of the Year Award.’”

Johnson can be seen this fall in Amazon Studios “Suspiria” as a young American ballerina who comes to train at a prestigious German dance academy and uncovers the school’s dark and menacing secrets. Directed by Luca Guadagnino, “Suspiria” also stars Tilda Swinton and Chloë Grace Moretz.

In addition to “Suspiria,” Johnson can be seen later this year opposite Shia LaBeouf in “The Peanut Butter Falcon,” and is currently shooting Drew Goddard’s “Bad Times at the El Royale.”

Johnson made her feature film debut in “The Social Network,” before going on to land the role of Anastasia Steele in “Fifty Shades of Grey.” She later reprised the character of Anastasia Steele in “Fifty Shades Darker” and “Fifty Shades Freed.” Her additional film credits include the comedies “The Five Year Engagement,” “21 Jump Street,” and “How to Be Single,” as well as the highly acclaimed “Black Mass,” in which she starred opposite Johnny Depp and “A Bigger Splash” starring opposite Tilda Swinton, Ralph Fiennes and Matthias Schoenaerts.


Tuesday, March 27, 2018

New Interview + "Gucci Bloom: Acqua Di Fiori" Promotional Pictures in ELLE USA Magazine



Transcripted by Us

Manhattan's Plaza Hotel, 1992: Three-year-old Dakota Johnson is awakened in the night by her couple-of-the-moment parents, Melanie Griffith and Don Johnson, returning home from a party- Griffith still in her brown fur coat, her hands icy cold. "She smelled like snow, her perfume, and cigarettes," Dakota recalls now, wrapped in a fluffy white robe and cradling a cup of tea. She closes her eyes. "I remember it like it was yesterday."

Scent memory has always been strong for Johnson. "I guess my olfactory organ is really on point," she says. As a face of Gucci Bloom, she brings a certain ethereal physicality to the otherwise intangible nature of smell: See her plunge, fully gowned, into a picturesque lake alongside model/actress Hari Nef and artist Petra Collins in the fragrance's dreamily romantic ad. She hails the new Gucci Bloom Acqua Di Fiori, a green twist on the original that's launching this month, as "wearable art" devised by Gucci creative director Alessandro Michele and perfumer Alberto Morillas. "There's something mysterious and otherworldly about perfume," she says. "It can really create an atmosphere. And isn't making yourself into an atmosphere such a beautiful thing to do?"

Not all of Johnson's beauty stories conjure such lovely imagery. She credits her serious coconut oil habit to filming the forthcoming remake of Italian horror master Dario Argento's lurid thriller Suspiria. "We were in an abandoned hotel on top of a mountain. It had 30 telephone poles on the roof, so there was electricity pulsating through the building, and everyone was shocking each other," she says. "It was cold as shit, and so dry. The only thing that helped was dousing myself with oil every night. Now I can't get enough." She's also devoted to using sublingual CBD drops to summon sleep during travel ("I try to knock myself out on planes; otherwise my whole world falls apart") and a new biotech moisturizer developed by German stem-cell scientist and family friend Augustinus Bader.

Johnson's A-list DNA can be detected in everything from her soft, clear-as-a-bell voice (thanks, Mom) to the patrician angle of her jaw (which evokes that of her Hitchcock heroine grandmother, Tippi Hedren) to the sophisticated mixture of grit and vulnerability she brings to her characters. "I'm very aware that I come from a special family," she says. "I'm so lucky to have those two women as my matriarchs. I don't have to look elsewhere for guidance or inspiration."

With the Fifty Shades franchise in the rearview mirror, and Suspiria- "which, no lie, fucked me up so much that I had to go to the therapy"- now wrapped, Johnson is focusing on her own production company. "I've come to terms with the fact that the projects I want to work on don't exist, so I'm going to have to create them for myself," she says. "I feel incredibly grateful that I'm in a position to do that." She's nailed psychodrama (2015's A Bigger Splash), comedy (2016's How to be Single), and adventure (the upcoming The Peanut Butter Falcon), and yet, she says, "there are many more experiences to have. It's really good to still be learning the thing I love."

As for that hyper-astute nose? Johnson thinks it could work into a role one day, too. "Maybe there will be a character who's super into essential oils," she laughs. "I could really do something with that."

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Thursday, March 22, 2018

New Interview of Dakota with Voyage Magazine [Sweden]


Translated by Us

It is so painless to choose the same profession as their parents. Especially not if the parents are known and scandalous. The American actor Dakota Johnson, 28, who is known for her role in Fifty Shades Freed.

Dakota Johnson is the daughter of actors Melanie Griffith and Don Johnson. Melanie was one of 80's most popular movie stars, famous for her roles in movies like Body Double, Something Wild and Working Girl. In recent years, we have not heard much from her. Dakota's dad is Don Johnson, best known from the classic 80s series Miami Vice. Grandmother is Tippi Hedren, who was Alfred Hitchcock's favorite actress and most famous from the Hitchcock movies The Birds and Marnie. Dakota's stiff cardboard is Antonio Banderas, who we saw in films like Matador, Desperado, Frida and Evita. Dakota grew up with her mother Melanie and her stepfather Antonio, who were married for 19 years.

"Antonio worked a lot when I was little," said Dakota Johnson to VOYAGE. "My little sister, Stella, and I followed him and mom on sets all over the world. My childhood was the clean frame carousel. There was really no normal upbringing. I never forget when we lived in Budapest for six months while Antonio filmed Evita alongside Madonna."

"I went to school in the hotel room and spent the rest of the time with various babysitters. I used to be on my travels and had to get new friends when I came to new places. There were no routines in our family life. When I moved to Los Angeles as a teenager to study, I had difficulty adapting to how other people lived."

Through mom Melanie, Dakota has seen the backside of the celebrity. In recent years, Melanie has had difficulty getting good film and television roles, she has been tampered with addiction and suffered from depression.

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

New Project: Dakota joins Annapurna’s Untitled Thriller

Dakota Johnson and Zazie Beetz are in negotiations to join Armie Hammer in Annapurna’s untitled thriller. “Under the Shadow” helmer Babak Anvari is writing and directing the movie, with Lucan Toh of Two & Two Pictures, Christopher Kopp of AZA Films, and Annapurna Pictures all on board to produce.

The film follows a New Orleans bartender (Hammer) whose life begins to unravel after a series of disturbing and inexplicable events transpire when he picks up a phone left behind at his bar. Annapurna is fast-tracking the pic, having already set a March 29, 2019, release date.

Johnson recently wrapped the final installment in the “Fifty Shades” franchise, “Fifty Shades Freed,” which has grossed $347.2 million worldwide. She just finished production on the indie “Peanut Butter Falcon,” opposite Shia LaBeouf, and the Amazon thriller “Suspiria.” The actress is currently shooting the Fox film “Bad Times at the El Royale” with Jeff Bridges and Chris Hemsworth.

Beetz is also expected to have a big year, starting with the return of her hit TV show “Atlanta,” which just premiered on FX. She also plays Domino in the upcoming “Deadpool 2.” Beetz recently wrapped production on Steven Soderbergh’s new film, “High Flying Bird.” She has a recurring role in the Netflix series “Easy” as well.

Johnson is represented by WME and Ziffren Brittenham, and Beetz is repped by Gersh.