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Dakota Johnson Covers British Vogue, Talks Fifty Shades of Grey Stigma


Fifty Shades of Grey‘s Dakota Johnson graces the cover of the February 2016 issue of British Vogue and the actress is looking, well, ravishing.

We can’t say we are surprised given the actress’s particular box office renown. But the bold brunette dishes on more than just her sexy role as Fifty Shades‘ lusty leading lady Anastasia Steele.

The daughter of Melanie Griffith and Don Johnson also spills on fame, inheriting the acting bug and the all-too-common struggles of the biz.

“This industry is fucking brutal,” the actress plainly states in the mag’s pages. “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.”

Doubtful or not of her continued success, Dakota can certainly take the heat. The actress seems to be one tough, and downright real, cookie.

Dakota Johnson, Melanie Griffith

“In my real life, I don’t look pretty all the time. Nobody does. I love films that are honest… That’s the thing that turns me on” she told Vogue U.K.

Us too, Dakota! Us too!

So what’s next for the young actress? Dakota is in the midst of promoting her latest cinematic venture, Black Mass, which premiered back in September, in which she takes on a role quite different from her Fifty Shades protagonist for which she is most oft recognized.

Black Mass, Dakota Johnson Warner Bros. Pictures

In the film, Dakota stars alongside Johnny Depp as the girlfriend of notorious Boston crime boss Whitey Bulger—a role which has finally put the spotlight on her serious acting chops.

“The more work I do, the more the general public sees the different things I can do,” she explained to the mag. “Do I think [Fifty Shades] opened doors? Yeah. More people know my name.”

Wise words for a young starlet.

If the actress’ growing list of box-office successes is any indicator of future triumphs, we’d venture to say that Dakota will in fact be working on something great again. And again.

In the meantime, any room on those Celine coat tails?… Asking for a friend.


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