Amid all the hype from the book's fandom and the constant casting rumors making headlines, Fifty Shades of Grey was always going to be a movie that got people talking (and that's without even brushing its subject matter). For its stars Dakota Johnson and Jamie Dornan, their lives were changed even before that memorable trailer hit the internet.
Since its release, Fifty Shades of Grey has inspired quite a bit of criticism, and the worst of the critics have pushed Dakota Johnson to denounce the film. To her credit, Dakota has taken a stand in support of the movie in a recent interview with Vogue UK.
In the face of so much hate, Dakota stands by the movie
She comes across as super level-headed and likable when asked about how the movie has changed her career.
I’m proud of Fifty Shades of Grey. I don’t need to distance myself from that. The more work I do, the more the general public sees the different things I can do. Do I think it opened doors? Yeah. More people know my name.
She seems to respect how the movie has advanced her career, and you certainly can't fault her (or Fifty Shades) for that.
She also spoke openly about what it's like to be an actress in Hollywood these days
Dakota comes from a famous Hollywood lineage, and she expressed how difficult the industry can be, especially when women reach a certain age.
Why isn’t my mother [Melanie Griffith] in movies? She’s an extraordinary actress! Why isn’t my grandmother [Tippi Hendron] in movies? This industry is fucking brutal. No matter how tough you are, sometimes there’s the feeling of not being wanted. It’s absurd and cut-throat. Whenever I have downtime, I’m unsure that I will ever work again. I don’t know what it is, but it’s a definite thing that happens to me.
Overall, I love seeing actors stick by their work even when the general public is being brutally scathing. Let's be real, Dakota Johnson was one of the best parts of Fifty Shades of Grey, and I'm glad playing Anastasia Steele has brought her more work in the future!
(Source: Vogue UK)