Prior to landing the role in the cultural phenomenon known as 50 Shades of Grey, Dakota Johnson was relatively unknown. Other than some smaller roles here and there, her acting credits were fairly limited.
After dominating (hah!) the box office this weekend, Johnson has become a household name overnight. This being her first big starring role, it's understandable that Johnson would want to snag a prop from set to commemorate her astronomical rise to stardom.
So what did she take home with her? Was it the...
Sadly no. Johnson isn't casually sleeping in Christian's black silk blindfold.
Nope. It's not the cuffs either.
That, now iconic, riding crop is probably being kept safe and ready for the sequel.
I mean, you can pretty much buy red rope at any old hardware store. That wouldn't be much of a steal.
Yes! It was the flogger that Dakota Johnson swiped from the set, naughty girl. Maybe not this exact one, but there seemed to be plenty in that room to go around. Floggers for everyone!
She told Glamour UK :
I do have a flogger in my house (It’s in the garage with dust).
Johnson also admitted to stealing a few other things from wardrobe:
I stole lots of the underwear - they were comfortable.
To be fair, I can't imagine they would be repurposing her underwear or giving it to anyone else. I wonder if Jamie Dornan got to keep his distressed denim.
Presumably Johnson just plans on keeping this prop and the undies around for nostalgic purposes, but if she ever plans on building a "Red Room of Pain" for herself, it sounds like she's well on her way. I wonder what she'll take next from the set of the sequel, 50 Shades Darker.
[Fifty Shades of Grey](movie:391697) is still screening in theaters everywhere.